Bldg. 3700, Room 214
The Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Partnered Mission
The Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Intake Office in Landstuhl, Germany, accepts Pre-discharge disability compensation claims from active-duty service members stationed in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Service members must be within 180 days of their effective separation or retirement date and be able to schedule and report to all necessary examinations at Landstuhl Regional Medicl Center (LRMC). Here is our website link:
The Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Intake Office in Landstuhl is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (except federal holidays). Our office accepts "Walk-in" claims from active-duty service members stationed within the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC). Additionally, we accept "Fly-in" claims (see website listed above) from locations elsewhere in Germany, throughout all of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. “Walk In” availability is Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. and Noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In order to start a BDD claim:
While in Germany, visit the BDD Office located in BLDG 3700, RM 214 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center: Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to Noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Call DSN 486-8028 or CIV 06371-86-8028 (outside Germany 0049-6371-86-8028) to have a claim form (VAF 21-526) emailed to you.
Send a fax to DSN 486-7886 or CIV 06371-86-7886 (0049-6371-86-7886 outside of Germany).
• Remember, to fully participate in the BDD Program, VA must receive a completed VA Form 21-526 up to 180 days prior to separation, along with a complete copy of service treatment records (or original) for all periods of service, and the service member must be available to attend and complete all phases of the VA/DoD BDD medical examination at this location before leaving active duty.
* Please understand that examination resources are limited and availability is shaped by LRMC workload constraints.