Veterans Promised Lifelong Online Military Medical Records by 2017
Obtaining the proper military medical records to prove a service-connected disabling condition is a major hurdle many veterans face when applying for veterans’ disability benefits. To help reduce this frustrating process the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have announced a 5-year goal of going completely digital with military medical records between both of the departments.
The 2017 goal seeks to have all past records transitioned into online format and all new records to completely be created digitally. New servicemembers would have a lifelong record established from the start of their military career that would follow them from active duty, with the DoD, to veteran life, with the VA.
Previously both of the departments systems were not integrating well, making it difficult for many servicemembers to transition from active soldier to veteran in the VA health care system. This can be a serious hindrance to disabled veterans seeking their rightful veterans’ disability benefits.
Veterans who are struggling to obtain their military medical records to show proof of a service-connected disabling condition can find help with a disability representative. Working with a representative can help ease some of the burden of filing a veterans’ disability claim and prevent the common errors that can cause delays.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-333.