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Intent to File
The Intent to File form, VA Form 21-0966, is an important single-page form, that should be submitted if you intend to file a VA compensation claim. Once this form has been received by the VA, your effective date is locked-in for 12 months. If you are awarded a favorable decision by the VA, they will retro pay you benefits from the date that your claim was filed, opposed to the date that your claim was approved.
First download a blank ITF by visiting: https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/vba-21-0966-are.pdf
1. Mail your ITF to
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
CLAIMS INTAKE CENTER
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547-4444
2. Fax your ITF to the VA
Fax Line: 844-531-7818
3. Call by Phone
Call the VA Customer Service at 800-827-1000
Create an ITF with a call center operator. This is the least preferred method, as you will be relying on VA employee to establish your Intent to File.