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Pre-Discharge

Overseas Intake Sites

There are two overseas intake sites that allow Service members to file Benefits Delivery at Discharge claims: Landstuhl, Germany and Camp Humphreys, Korea. The Germany BDD site also offers claims services for those in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The Korea BDD site is also able to accept claims from Japan, Okinawa and other Asia/Pacific locations OCONUS, via eBenefits

To have your VA disability exam completed at an Overseas Intake Site, you must:

  • File your claim 90 to 180 days before your known discharge date.
  • Have a copy of your service treatment records for the most recent period of service.
  • Be available for the exam through 45 days from the date your claim was submitted.
  • Have enough time in-country to complete the medical exam process (which may involve multiple specialty clinics).

Germany

You can contact the Benefits Delivery at Discharge office in Landstuhl:

  • By email at GermanyBDD.vbapit@va.gov.
  • In person. The office is located at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in BLDG 3724. The office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

You do not need to have an appointment when visiting or submitting your claim to the Benefits Delivery at Discharge office.

Korea

You can contact the Benefits Delivery at Discharge office at Camp Humphreys:

  • Via telephone at DSN 757-2911 or 2912 or commercial 050-3357-2911 or 2912.
  • By email at KoreaBDD.VBAPIT@VA.GOV.
  • In person. The office is located in the One-Stop Building, BLDG 6400, Office V301 next door to the SFL-TAP office. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Servicemembers who will be separating from service while stationed in the Asian Theater may also participate in the BDD program by filing a claim via eBenefits and working with the BDD office in Korea. VA examinations can be scheduled in Japan, Okinawa, Thailand and Australia.  Cost for your travel to VA examinations will not be reimbursed by VA and you will be required to attend from two to six separate VA examinations, dependent on your claimed issues.

Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

If you are stationed outside of the Kaiserslautern Military Community, you may be able participate in the BDD program. Please contact the Germany BDD office for details.

Decision Ready Claims Program

If you’re a Service member who has less than 90 days remaining on active duty, the Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your VA claim processed.  You can work with an accredited VSO to file a Pre-Discharge DRC for VA disability compensation.  You cannot file a Pre-Discharge DRC if you are enrolled in the IDES Program.  To see a full list of exclusions that would remove your Pre-Discharge claim from the DRC Program, go to www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/drc.asp.

You can also file your claim prior to discharge under the Fully Developed Claim program, the standard VA claims process, or any other qualifying VA claims program.  We encourage you to work with an accredited representative who can assist you with the claims process.

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