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VA Fast Letters

The VA publishes Fast Letters to provide instruction to VA raters and adjudicators on various issues.  The below is an incomplete list of these references.   Later issues often update and supersede prior issues so we must always be careful to look for updated information and instruction when reviewing older issues on any given subject.





FL 14-02 Automatic Waiver of Agency of Original Jurisdiction Review of New Evidence.doc

FL 14 01 ALS






FL 13 24 Burial Rates.doc

FL 13 23 Use of 21-0958.doc


FL 13 22 SSA info sharing.doc


FL 13 21 BBD Processing.doc


FL 13 17 Retro FDCs.doc


FL 13 15 NP Exams with DSM V.doc



FL 13 13 TDIU.pdf


FL 13 10 Discovered Claims.doc


FL 13 09 STRs.doc


FL 13 06 VCAA under PL 112-154.doc



FL 13 05 Changes due to PL 112-154.doc









FL 13 04 DIC claim processing.doc


FL 12 25 FDCs Revised 8-13.doc


FL 12 25 Fully Developed Claims.doc


FL 12 25 FDC Revision 2.doc


FL 12 25 FDC Revision 2 E1.doc


FL 12 25 FDC Revision 2 E3.doc


FL 12 23 Medical Expense Consideration.doc


FL 12 22 revised, Using ACE.doc


FL 12 20 Pension with SMP HB.doc


FL 12 18 Dental conditions.doc


FL 12 17 Clothing Allowance.doc


FL 12 16 New VA Form 21-22.doc


FL 11 37 Fidicuary.doc


FL 11 35 TBI and SMC.doc



FL 11 33 VAF 4142.doc


FL 11 26 Burial Allowance changes.doc


FL 11 25 Electronic Deposit.doc


FL 11 22 Incarerated Veterans exams.doc


FL 11 21 BVA Travel Board.doc


FL 11 09 Gulf War presumptions.doc


FL 11 05 SAH and SHA.doc


FL 11 03 Camp Lejune Containinated Water Claims.doc





FL 10 51 Revised February 2014.doc

FL 10 41 AO, Nehmer and IHD.doc


FL 10 26 Gulf War preesumptions.doc



FL 10 22 FDC guidelines.doc


FL 10 04, POW Presumptions.doc


FL 09 27 AO and AL Final rules.doc


FL 09 10 Eye disability ratings.doc


FL 09 10E1 Eye disability ratings.doc


FL 09 10E2 Eye disability ratings.doc


FL 09 09 AO, Nehmer and AL.doc



FL 09 07 AO, Haas and Vietnam service Brown Water Navy.doc


FL 08 39 Fiduciary Unit Consolidation.doc


FL 08 31 ALS.doc


FL 08 15 changes due to PL 110-181.doc


FL 07 27 Veterans who Served on USS Ingersoll.doc


FL 07 04 Consequences of deep water Saturation Diving.doc


FL 06 27 Commissary and Exchange Privileges.doc


FL 06 25 DELUCA Cloarification.doc


FL 06 20 Centralized Processing for Radiation Claims.doc


FL 06 19 Veteran Benefit Acts 2003 and 2004.doc


FL 06 12 Remarriage of Surviving Spouses after age 57.doc



FL 06 08 SMP Ratings due to Hartness court decision.doc



FL 05 11 Authorized Military Awards.doc


FL 05 08 PTSD and USMC review.pdf


FL 05 06 BDD Process Sites.doc


FL 05 01 Qualifications for Mental Health VA Examiner.doc


FL 04 27 POW presumption for stroke.doc


FL 04 22 Raitng Limitaions of Flexion and Extension of the leg.doc


FL 04 13 Hep C.doc


FL 04 09 Nehmer and DM preocessing.doc


FL 03-26 POW presumption Cirohsis.doc


FL 03 21 Comp and Pen Provisions of the Veteran Benefit Act of 2001.doc

FL 03 04 AO and CLL claims.doc


FL 02-04 Gulf War Illness.doc


FL 01 94 Nehmer and DM processing.doc


FL 01 81 Radiation Clams.doc

FL 00-05 Appeal process.doc






















FL 98 116 VHA Requests for Medical Opinion.doc