Approval Letter Benefits
A variety of programs offer assistance or benefits to disabled veterans. For example, disabled veterans may receive reduced mortgage interest rates or property taxes. You may need your approval letter to show you meet the eligibility criteria. Since disability benefits are a source of monthly income, you may need the letter when applying for a loan. You'll also need to provide your state's Department of Motor Vehicles a copy of your disability award letter to receive a handicapped placard or license plate.
Replacing Your Letter
You can access and print your award letter online at eBenefits.va.gov. If you aren't registered, you'll need to create an account by entering your name, date of birth, Social Security number and level of service. Once you're logged in, you can view benefits and print your documents. Requests are also accepted over the phone by calling the VA at 1-800-827-1000. A legal administrative specialist will collect your personal information and fax or mail it directly to you. If you prefer, you can submit a written request to the VA. Identify yourself in the letter and provide any information necessary to locate your records, including your full name, date of birth, Social Security number and service branch. Mail the letter to the regional VA office near you. VA.gov provides an office locator to help you find the closest office.