Fully Developed Claims (FDC)
The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) Program is the fastest way of getting your compensation or pension claim processed. Participation in the FDC Program allows for faster claims processing while preserving great quality of service and your right to appeal a decision.
The FDC Program is unique because you will learn exactly what evidence you need to substantiate an eligible claim when you apply, without having to wait for further instructions.
By participating in the FDC Program, you will send the required evidence with your claim and certify that you have nothing further to provide. By doing this, you dramatically reduce the processing time of your claim.
VA has shortened application forms to reduce paperwork and established priority channels to process your FDC claim. This means we are able to process these claims far more quickly than claims going through the traditional process.
Filing an FDC
The Fully Developed Claims program is just one of many new initiatives VA is implementing to ensure our nation's heroes receive the benefits they deserve through quicker and more accurate decisions.
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Reviewed/Updated Date: April 22, 2013