Per new regulations, VA is mandating that veterans use standardized forms, even for "informal" claims, beginning on and after March 24, 2015.
You can now access these mandatory VA forms on our website:
VA Form 21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits
VA Form 21-527EZ, Application for Pension Benefits
VA Form 21-534EZ, Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits
VA Form 21-0958, Notice of Disagreement (NOD)
VA Form 21-0966, Intent to File a Claim for Compensation and/or Pension, Survivors Pension, and/or DIC
Veterans who have an existing claim request will not have to re-file their paperwork.