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The Air marshal National Council is proud to help our veterans!

Retired Veteran/ Federal Air Marshals have come forward to volunteer their time and expertise to provide guideance as well as assistance to Veteran/Federal Air Marshals who have selflessly served in dual roles in keeping our Country safe on the ground and in the air. 

How to File a VA Disability Claim

Find out how to file a claim for disability compensation.

How do I prepare before starting my application?

What evidence will I need to provide to support my claim?

You can help to support your claim by providing documents, such as:

  • VA medical records and hospital records that relate to your claimed illnesses or injuries
  • Private medical records and hospital reports that relate to your claimed illnesses or injuries
  • Supporting statements you’d like to provide from family members, friends, clergy members, law enforcement personnel, or those you served with that can tell us more about your claimed condition and how and when it happened

Depending on the type of claim you file, you may gather supporting documents yourself, or you can ask for our help to gather evidence.
Find out how to gather evidence for your claim.

We’ll also review your discharge papers (DD214 or other separation documents) and service treatment records.

Please note: You don’t have to submit any evidence to support your claim, but we may need to schedule a claim exam so we can learn more about your condition.

You should also know that you have up to a year from the date we receive your claim to turn in any evidence. If you start your application and need time to gather more supporting documents, you can save your application and come back later to finish it. We’ll recognize the date you started your application as your date of claim as long as you complete it within 365 days.

Veterans who need assistance

If you are a Veteran in need of assistance or guidance with Veteran Affairs, email  or call  our  toll free number.