Check your VA claim or appeal status
Find out how to check the status of a VA claim or appeal online.
What types of claims and appeals can I track with this tool?
You can use this tool to check the status of a VA claim or appeal for compensation. Track your:
- Disability compensation (including claims based on special needs like an automobile or clothing allowance)
- Veterans or Survivors Pension benefits
- Special monthly compensation (such as Aid and Attendance)
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
- Burial allowance to help pay for a Veteran’s burial and funeral expenses
You can also use this tool to check the status of a claim or appeal for other benefits like these:
- VA health care
- GI Bill or other education benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation and employment
- A home loan Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
- A Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) or Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant
- Life insurance
- A pre-need determination of eligibility to be buried in a VA national cemetery
Can I use this tool?
To use this tool, you’ll need to have one of these free accounts:
- A Premium My HealtheVet account, or
- A Premium DS Logon account (used for eBenefits and milConnect), or
- A verified ID.me account that you can create here on VA.gov
Once I’m signed in, how do I check my VA claim or appeal status?
- Go to your "My VA" dashboard.
You'll find the link for this dashboard in the top right corner of the page once you're signed in.
- Scroll down to the "Track Claims" section.
There, you'll see a summary of the latest status information for any open claims or appeals you may have.
- Click on the "View Status" button for a specific claim.
You'll go to a page with more details about that claim's status and supporting evidence. Evidence may include documents like a doctor's report or medical test results.
What kind of information will I learn about my VA claim or appeal?
You’ll see where your claim or appeal is in our review process, and when we think we’ll complete our review.
You can also view these details:
- Any evidence you’ve filed online to support your initial claim
- Any additional evidence we’ve requested from you
- Your claim type
- What you’ve claimed
- Your representative for VA claims
Note: You can only upload documents online to support your initial claim. You can’t upload documents online to support an appeal.
What if I don’t see a document I sent to VA as evidence?
This may be because certain documents won’t appear online.
You won’t see documents that:
- You sent to us by mail or fax, or
- You brought to us in person, or
- We’ve restricted to protect your or someone else’s confidentiality (privacy)
Will my personal information be protected if I use this tool?
Yes. This is a secure website. We follow strict security policies and practices to protect your personal health information.
If you print or download anything from the website, you’ll need to take responsibility for protecting that information.