What is an “RO” in VA Disability Compensation?

Chances are, if you have a Disability claim pending through the VA, you have heard the letters “RO” stated at some point. What does the abbreviation “RO” stand for though? It’s actually quite simple, RO is the abbreviation for Regional Office. Sometimes it also referred to a “VARO” which simply means VA Regional Office. Both terms can be used interchangeably, and refer to the same thing.

You may then ask, what is a Regional Office for the VA? That too is quite simple. A VA Regional Office handles all of the claims for Veterans Disability. They are traditionally separate from a VA Hospital. Think of the Regional Office as an administrative office.

Every state has at least one VA Regional Office, but some states have more than one location. For instance, New York City has its own Regional Office, and the rest of the State of New York uses the Regional Office in Buffalo.

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