The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP and on Facebook) is offering a free online app for veterans at http://app.nvlsp.org. It is designed to help veterans and their advocates identify the VA disability benefits to which they may be entitled. By answering a series of questions, the specific disability benefits claims that could be filed with the VA are identified. The app is available through the Apple app store and Google Play.
The questionnaire covers claims for service connection and non-service connected pension benefits only. It will not: assist veterans with claims for an increase in disability ratings the VA has already assigned for disabilities connected to military service; benefits based on claims previously filed with the VA; or benefits for disabilities that are the result of VA health care, VA vocational rehabilitation or participation in a VA Compensated Work Therapy program.
All NVLSP’s legal assistance to veterans and their families is free and it also helps veterans with applications for combat-related compensation, certain types of VBA appeals, discharge upgrades, Integrated Disability Evaluation System processing, cases at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and more. Learn more about NVLSP at http://www.nvlsp.org.