File additional forms for your disability claim
Find out if you’ll need to turn in any additional forms when you file your disability claim.
Do I need to turn in any additional forms?
In some cases, you may need to turn in one or more additional forms to support your disability claim.
|If you’re:||You’ll need to turn in:|
|A National Guard and Reserve member||All your service treatment and personnel records from your unit(s)|
|Claiming Individual Unemployability||
Both of these:
A Veteran’s Application for Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability (VA Form 21-8940)
A Request for Employment Information in Connection with Claim for Disability Benefits (VA Form 21-4192)
|Claiming posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||
A Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (VA Form 21-0781)
You can fill out VA Form 21-0781 when you file a disability claim online.
|Claiming PTSD based on a personal assault||
A Statement in Support of Claim for Service Connection for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Secondary to Personal Assault (VA Form 21-0781a)
You can fill out VA Form 21-0781a when you file a disability claim online.
|Claiming Specially Adapted Housing or a Special Home Adaptation||
An Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant (VA Form 26-4555)
|Claiming an auto allowance||
An Application for Automobile or Other Conveyance and Adaptive Equipment (VA Form 21-4502)
|Claiming an auto adaptive-equipment grant||
An Application for Adaptive Equipment—Motor Vehicle (VA Form 10-1394)
|Claiming additional benefits because you or your spouse needs Aid and Attendance||
An Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21-2680)
|Claiming Aid and Attendance because you’re in a nursing home||
A Request for Nursing Home Information in Connection with Claim for Aid and Attendance (VA Form 21-0779)
A Declaration of Status of Dependents (VA Form 21-686c)
If your dependent is a child in school between the ages of 18 and 23, you’ll also need to turn in a Request for Approval of School Attendance (VA Form 21-674).
If your dependent is a seriously disabled child, you’ll also need to turn in all private medical records for the child’s disabilities.
|Authorizing the release of your medical records to VA||
Authorization to Disclose Information to VA (VA Form 21-4142)
You can fill out VA Form 21-4142 when you file a disability claim online.