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Difference between a BBD claim and a Quick Start claim.

Published 11/23/2012 09:34 AM   |    Updated 02/05/2013 11:51 AM
What is the difference in a BDD claim and a Quick Start claim?
To participate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) program, a service member must have between 60-180 days left on active duty and is able to complete all examinations prior to leaving the point of separation.

Quick Start claims are for service members who have between 1-59 days left on active duty. Examinations are scheduled and completed in the state in which the service member or veteran will reside after service. Claims are then processed at the regional office of jurisdiction. Prior to leaving the point of separation, it is important to provide VA with a good forwarding address, phone number and e-mail address.