M21 is a significant reference for military veterans and their claims for benefits. In a nutshell, M21 is a document that describes the VA process for rendering benefits for all sorts of issues, including:
For the Vets who know what this document is all about, Veterans confuse sections and parts. If this already sounds confusing, do not be afraid.
Yes, the manual has many parts and uses a strange numbering system. Do not allow this to be a roadblock.
Always assume you have an outdated M21-1 Manual. Luckily, Veterans, military families, and VA Benefit lawyers can find updates to the M21 Manual here, which shouldn’t be confused with the VA’s old M21 link.