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DISTRICT V SERVICE OFFICER INFO

District 5 Service Officer, Comrade Joseph (Big Joe) Blasetti out of Bangkok Post 9951 - if you should have any questions or concerns please contact me (see Appointed Officer Page for email-phone number) with the appropriate information and allow me time to look up and research your details or acquire the necessary information from the VA in accordance with my prescribed duties as outlined in Section 218 of the VFW Manual of Procedures.  

Check back occasionally for new and updated information to be posted here for review.

 

When to file a Supplemental Claim? see pdf notice


Possible PTSD Claimants being Reviewed see pdf notice


 https://vfwpacificdist5.org/uploads/Documents/DICInfoSheet.pdf


 

Private Medical Evidence/How To Submit Private Medical Evidence for Your VA Claim

The Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all Veterans to submit their private medical records for consideration during the processing of their benefits claim. VA values evidence from your private treatment providers because they are familiar with your medical history, often over a long period of time. VA appreciates the trusted and special relationship between private treatment providers and their Veteran/patients.
How To Submit Private Medical Evidence for Your VA Claim
Talk to your healthcare provider (family physician, urgent care visits, any Tricare-covered treatment after discharge) and explain that you are filing a claim for VA benefits; discuss the conditions for which you are filing a claim.
If you are submitting a Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) to establish the severity of a claimed condition or medical nexus letter to establish service connection or any other non-federal evidence you will need to also send in a VBA Form 21-4142 and 4142a signed by you.
If required, complete your healthcare provider’s release of information form, obtain your records, and submit with your claim, OR
Complete VA Form 21-4142, Authorization to Disclose Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and VA For 21-4142a, General Release for Medical Provider Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); submit completed forms with your claim and VA will attempt to obtain your records through our Private Medical Records contract. VA Forms 21-4142 and 21-4142a are used in conjunction with each other and both forms must be completed in order to obtain treatment records.
View/download VA Form 21-4142 and VA Form 21-4142a. https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-4142-ARE.pdf
The Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all Veterans to submit their private medical records for consideration during the processing of their benefits claim. VA values evidence from your private treatment providers because they are familiar with your medical history, often over a long period of time. VA appreciates the trusted and special relationship between private treatment providers and their Veteran/patients.

Private Medical Evidence

The Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all Veterans to submit their private medical records for consideration during the processing of their benefits claim. VA values evidence from your private treatment providers because they are familiar with your medical history, often over a long period of time. VA appreciates the trusted and special relationship between private treatment providers and their Veteran/patients.
How To Submit Private Medical Evidence for Your VA Claim
Talk to your healthcare provider (family physician, urgent care visits, any Tricare-covered treatment after discharge) and explain that you are filing a claim for VA benefits; discuss the conditions for which you are filing a claim.
If you are submitting a Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) to establish the severity of a claimed condition or medical nexus letter to establish service connection or any other non-federal evidence you will need to also send in a VBA Form 21-4142 and 4142a signed by you.
If required, complete your healthcare provider’s release of information form, obtain your records, and submit with your claim, OR
Complete VA Form 21-4142, Authorization to Disclose Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and VA For 21-4142a, General Release for Medical Provider Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); submit completed forms with your claim and VA will attempt to obtain your records through our Private Medical Records contract. VA Forms 21-4142 and 21-4142a are used in conjunction with each other and both forms must be completed in order to obtain treatment records.
View/download VA Form 21-4142 and VA Form 21-4142a. https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-4142-ARE.pdf
Talk to your healthcare provider (family physician, urgent care visits, any Tricare-covered treatment after discharge) and explain that you are filing a claim for VA benefits; discuss the conditions for which you are filing a claim.
If you are submitting a Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) to establish the severity of a claimed condition or medical nexus letter to establish service connection or any other non-federal evidence you will need to also send in a VBA Form 21-4142 and 4142a signed by you.
If required, complete your healthcare provider’s release of information form, obtain your records, and submit with your claim, OR
Complete VA Form 21-4142, Authorization to Disclose Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and VA For 21-4142a, General Release for Medical Provider Information to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); submit completed forms with your claim and VA will attempt to obtain your records through our Private Medical Records contract. VA Forms 21-4142 and 21-4142a are used in conjunction with each other and both forms must be completed in order to obtain treatment records.
View/download VA Form 21-4142 and VA Form 21-4142a. https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-4142-ARE.pdf