Veterans that have a service
connected disability receive a monthly tax-free benefit.
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 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.
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)
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.
records or medical opinions must establish the relationship between the
disability and the event.
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
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.
* You do not need an attorney. You may
apply at your nearest VA office although you must be willing to pursue
* Work with an accredited attorney (like
us) approved by the VA.
There is no fee until you win your case. Consultations are free.