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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 Yongsan, 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 in Yongsan:

  • Via telephone at DSN 738-5121 or commercial 02-7918-5121.
  • By email at KoreaBDD.VBAPIT@VA.GOV.
  • In person. The office is located in BLDG 4037 on Yongsan South Post, next door to the 1st Replacement Company (1RC). The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.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.

Fully Developed Claim Program

Service members with 89 days to 1 day remaining on active duty do not meet the requirements to file a Benefits Delivery at Discharge claim.  You can file your claim prior to discharge under the Fully Developed Claim program, the standard VA claims process, or any other qualifying VA claims process.  We encourage you to work with an accredited representative who can assist you with the claims process.

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