Va Form 21 0789 PDF Details

Va Form 21 0789 is a document that many veterans find themselves filling out in order to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. This form can be complicated, but with the help of this guide, you'll be able to fill it out without any trouble. In this guide, we'll walk you through each section of the form and provide tips on how to complete it correctly.

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YOUR RIGHTS TO REPRESENTATION AND A HEARING

You have some important rights in your claim with VA. You don't have to handle your case by yourself, and you don't have to deal with us only through the mail. On this page we'll tell you about your right to have your own representative. We'll also explain your right to a personal hearing.

WHAT IS A REPRESENTATIVE?

A representative is a person who helps you tell us your side of the story. The representative can help you with written materials you send us. He or she can also go with you to a hearing if you decide you want one.

WHO CAN BE MY REPRESENTATIVE?

There are three kinds of representatives. Each is explained below:

You can choose an employee of a veterans organization or other service organization which is recognized by VA. On page 2 of this form we have a list of some service organizations that could represent you free of charge.

OR

You can get a lawyer. The lawyer might work in private practice or for Legal Aid.

OR

You can get an agent. An agent is anyone other than a lawyer or a service organization who is authorized by VA to speak for you or help you tell your side of the story.

If you don't have a representative and would like one, tell us who you want to represent you. then we'll send you the forms and information you'll need to name your representative.

WHAT IS A PERSONAL HEARING?

A personal hearing is a meeting where you can talk to us about a decision we have made or a decision we are going to make. In most cases, the person who "hears" your claim will be the person who makes the decision. You should bring evidence to help us understand your side of the story.

CAN I BRING SOMEONE TO THE HEARING?

Yes. Besides your representative, you can bring witnesses. A witness is anyone who has personal knowledge about your claim and can give us useful information.

If you don't want a representative, but still want someone to help you at the hearing, one of our Veterans Services Representatives (VSRs) can go to the hearing with you. However, you will need to tell us ahead of time so that the VSR can study your case.

WHAT DOES VA PROVIDE FOR THE HEARING?

Generally the hearing is held at the Regional Office that has your records. We'll provide the room and tape the hearing. Where available, your hearing can also be held at a local VA hospital through a closed circuit TV system. These services are free. We will not be able to pay for your travel, meals, or other expenses.

HOW CAN I REQUEST A HEARING?

If you'd like a personal hearing, simply

write to us and tell us you want one. You can request a hearing by writing to your Regional Office of Jurisdiction (ROJ). To find your local office go to the following website: www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/offices.

Click on the state in which the veteran resides to find the address of the benefits office.

WHEN MUST I REQUEST A HEARING?

If we receive your request for a hearing within 30 days from the date of our letter, we will not make any decisions until we hold the hearing and review the hearing testimony and any evidence presented.

After 30 days you may request a hearing, but we may have already made a decision as explained in our letter.

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SUPERSEDES VA FORM 21-0789, NOV 2013,

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RECOGNIZED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Here is a list of national, regional, or local organizations which are approved to help people with their claims. You don't have to belong to one of these organizations to get their help, and they won't charge you a fee. If you're looking for one of these organizations and you can't find them in your phone book, you can call us toll free at 1-800-827-1000.

African American PTSD Association

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Inc.

National Amputation Foundation, Inc.

American Legion

National Association for Black Veterans, Inc.

American Red Cross

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Inc.

American Veterans Committee

National Veterans Legal Services Program

AMVETS

National Veterans Organization of America

American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc.

Navy Mutual Aid Association

American GI Forum, National Veterans Outreach Program

Paralyzed Veterans of America, Inc.

Armed Forces Services Corporation

Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A.

Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association

Swords to Plowshares, Veterans Rights Organization

Army and Navy Union, USA

The Retired Enlisted Association

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America

The Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Blinded Veterans Association

The Veterans Coalition

Catholic War Veterans of the U.S.A.

The Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc.

Disabled American Veterans

United Spanish War Veterans of the United States

Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association

United Spinal Association, Inc.

Fleet Reserve Association

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc.

Italian American War Veterans of the United States, Inc.

Vietnam Era Veterans Association

Jewish War Veterans of the United States

Vietnam Veterans of America

Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Inc.

Wounded Warrior Project

Marine Corps League

 

Military Order of the Purple Heart

 

Although agency titles vary, the following States and possessions maintain veterans service agencies which are recognized to help people with their claims. You can look in the state government pages of the phone book under "veterans" to see if your state has a Department of Veterans Affairs or Veterans Affairs Commission.

Alabama

Illinois

Nebraska

Puerto Rico

American Samoa

Iowa

Nevada

Rhode Island

Arizona

Kansas

New Hampshire

South Carolina

Arkansas

Kentucky

New Jersey

South Dakota

California

Louisiana

New Mexico

Tennessee

Colorado

Maine

New York

Texas

Connecticut

Maryland

North Carolina

Utah

Delaware

Massachusetts

North Dakota

Vermont

Florida

Michigan

Northern Mariana Islands

Virginia

Georgia

Minnesota

Ohio

Virgin Islands

Guam

Mississippi

Oklahoma

Washington

Hawaii

Missouri

Oregon

West Virginia

Idaho

Montana

Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

 

 

 

Wyoming

Points to Remember:

If you want a representative, you should let us know who you want. We can send you the necessary forms to appoint your representative.

If you want a personal hearing, you should write and tell us.

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