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Can the VA get my private medical records?

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) uses VA Form 21-4142, Authorization to Disclose Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to request private medical records and information regarding the source of records in support of claims for compensation and/or pension benefits.

Can I view my military medical records online?

You can view and download personal health information from your DoD electronic health record if: You get care at military hospitals and clinics. You’re a registered user on the TOL Patient Portal.

Who has access to my VA medical records?

Basically, your VA medical records will soon become available to any civilian doctor who is part of the VA Mission Act, as well as the company who funnels payments from the VA to civilian doctors.

Does the VA have my medical records?

Depending on your health history and dates of service, the VA may access your DoD electronic health record. Before you leave military service, request paper copies of your health record and your family members’ health records.

How do veterans get their medical records?

In many cases, VA can obtain medical records directly from the VAMC where the veteran receives treatment. If a veteran wants to obtain these records themselves, they can request them directly from the VAMC by submitting VA Form 10-5345a, Individuals’ Request for a Copy of Their Own Health Information.

How long does it take to get medical records from the VA?

According to the National Personnel Records Center 92% of separation record requests are processed within 10 days of receipt. However, health records may take longer. The eVetRecs website has instructions for emergency requests needing faster processing.

How do I submit my medical records to the VA?

Fully Developed Claims

  1. Step 1: Log on to Click “Apply for Benefits”.
  2. Step 2: Tell us about your Federal/State records: Tell us if you receive Social Security benefits for a condition you are claiming.
  3. Step 3: Gather non-Federal records (as applicable):
  4. Step 4: Choose Your Type of Claim:
  5. Step 5: Upload the documents:

How long does a VA claim stay in gathering evidence?

30 to 90 Days

What does gathering of evidence mean for VA claim?

Gathering of Evidence) Once the VA obtains, or has completed its efforts to obtain, all of the information it needs, the VSR ensures that each issue claimed is ready for a decision. (

How does the VA determine back pay?

As discussed, a veteran’s effective date is the date of their claim for benefits, or the date entitlement arose. The other factor that determines the amount of back pay you will receive is the disability rating granted by VA. Generally, the higher the rating, the more back pay VA owes you.

Is Va back pay from intent to file?

You will have up to one year from the date VA receives your intent to file to submit a formal claim. This process also allows VA to award backdated benefits from the date of your diagnosis or treatment. Your intent to file just needs to be filed within one year of the diagnosis or treatment.