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DI 23020.055 Disability Determination Services (DDS) Claims Processing Instructions for Claimants with Veteran’s Affairs 100 Percent Permanent and Total (VAPT) Disability Compensation Rating

For background information on the Veterans with 100% permanent and total (VAPT) disability compensation initiative, see DI 11005.007.

A. Verification (proof) of VAPT

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 cases.

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:

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B. DDS process

When the FO transfers a case with a “100 P&T” flag (Flag #38) in eView and Electronic Disability Claim System, or the 100% P&T flag for paper claims, follow Priority Case expediting procedure in DI 23020.001.

If the DDS determines the case falls under the VAPT classification, the DDS adds the Flag 38 following the instructions in DI 81020.085


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DI 23020.055 - Disability Determination Services (DDS) Claims Processing Instructions for Claimants with Veteran's Affairs 100 Percent Permanent and Total (VAPT) Disability Compensation Rating - 07/17/2017
Batch run: 07/17/2017
Rev:07/17/2017