Is there a deadline to apply for VA Disability Benefits?
There is no deadline for filing for your initial claim for VA Disability Benefits. However, the sooner you apply after you are disabled, the better, since the process can take months or years. Also, the benefits are back-dated to the date of your initial application, for which you will receive a lump-sum payment. However, please be aware there is a deadline for filing an appeal of your denied benefits, so it is important to act quickly once your claim is denied.