SSA receives listings of veterans with a VAPT disability compensation rating status
directly from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); therefore, the claimant has
no burden to provide proof of their disability compensation rating to expedite the
claim. Our data exchange with the VA is sufficient 100% VAPT verification.
The field office (FO) will normally identify and flag VAPT disability compensation
In rare situations, a claimant may self-identify as rating 100% VAPT, but there is
no system alert. For these cases, the veteran must provide proof of 100% VAPT.
Example of VA Notification Letter: