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Episode 70: How to Get an Earlier Effective Date

An effective date is used by VA as a start date for the payment of disability benefits for a claim. This date is often the date that a veteran filed their most recent claim for disability benefits or increased compensation. An earlier effective date is important because it could result in a veteran receiving more retroactive benefits. Generally, the earlier the effective date, the more retroactive benefits VA must pay. Tune in to hear the CCK team break down six different ways veterans may be able to argue for an earlier effective date.