Veterans Disability

Veterans that have a service connected disability receive a monthly tax-free benefit.

 

Veterans that have a service connected disability receive a monthly tax-free benefit. The veteran must have been found to be at least 10% disabled because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. The disability can be a physical condition, such as a chronic back problems, or a mental health condition, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Benefit

The benefit amount is based on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent. These disabilities may be for conditions that occurred during service or are related to the circumstances of military service. They may be for conditions that arose during service or conditions that arose after service but are still service connected. Compensation for disabilities is also designed to provide compensation for substantial loss of work due to the disabling condition or illnesses.

An additional allowance may be added for dependents if the combined disability is rated over 20%. Military retirement pay, disability severance pay, or separation incentive payments may reduce any compensation paid for disability. Disability resulting from injury, heart attack, or stroke during training may also qualify..


Evidence Required (as per VA regulations)

Medical evidence of a current physical or mental disability, AND
Evidence of a relationship between your disability and an injury, disease, or event in military service.

Medical records or medical opinions must establish the relationship between the disability and the event.


Presumed Disabilities
The cause of a disability is presumed for the following Veterans who have certain diseases.

* Former prisoners of war

* Veterans who have certain chronic or tropical diseases that become evident within a specific period of time after discharge from service

* Veterans who were exposed to ionizing radiation, mustard gas, or other chemical variants while in service

* Veterans who were exposed to certain herbicides, such as by serving in Vietnam

* Veterans who served in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War


How to Apply

* You do not need an attorney. You may apply at your nearest VA office although you must be willing to pursue everything yourself.

* Work with an accredited attorney (like us) approved by the VA.

 

We handle all aspects of your claim and help you present your best case. Call us at 407-384-3120 and set up an appointment to discuss your case. There is no fee until you win your case. Consultations are free.