Timeframe for Claims

127 days is the average number of days it currently takes the VA to process a disability claim. Depending on how complicated your claim is, it may take longer than 127 days, or it may take less. The amount of time needed to process your claim depends on several factors:

  • The type of claim you filed, such as compensation, claim for an update to your ratings status, or an award for a post-service disabilty
  • How many injuries or disabilities you claimed and how complicated they are
  • How long it takes for VA to gather any additional evidence needed to decide your claim.