Veterans Affairs

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The Benefits Delivery at Discharge Program (BDD) site for Fort Knox, KY

How Can Benefits Delivery at Discharge (Pre-Discharge) Help Me?

  • The Benefits Delivery at Discharge Program is offered to accelerate receipt of VA disability benefits, with a goal of providing benefits within 2 days after release or discharge from active duty. The Benefits Delivery at Discharge Program (BDD) allows a service member with at least 90 days, but not more than 180 days, remaining on active duty to file a VA disability claim before separation. BDD Program requires a minimum of 90 days to allow sufficient time to complete the medical examination process (which may involve multiple specialty clinics) before separation from service.

How Do I Get Started?

What Else Should I Know?

  • The BDD Program is a time-sensitive process. To receive your VA disability benefits within the goal of 2 days following separation, you must submit your claim 90 to 180 days before your release or retirement from active duty. This time is needed to complete your medical examinations before you leave your point of separation and to adjudicate your claim. If you are between 89 and 1 days to separation from service, you can submit a claim however it will not have priority processing and will be process after separation from active duty.

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (502) 942-3970 or (502) 942-8063

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Contact Information

Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program
70 Pershing Drive
Bldg. 1378 Room 115
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Telephone: 502-624-5222
Telephone: 502-624-2227
Fax: 502-624-4812

Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed on Federal Holidays

Transition Service Manager
Telephone: 502-624-4159
DSN: 464-4159

Contract Installation Manager
Telephone: 502-624-2227
DSN: 464-2227