Veteran’s Disability Benefits: Who Is Eligible?

Veteran’s Disability Benefits: Who Is Eligible?

Could you qualify for veteran’s disability benefits? Instead of continuing to wonder whether or not you might be eligible for VA disability compensation, you should talk to a VA disability lawyer about your case. To qualify for veteran’s disability:

•    You must have a service-related disability, injury, disease or condition that occurred while you were on active duty in the armed forces or
•    You must have a service-related disability, injury, disease or condition that was made worse by active duty.
•    You were received a discharge under conditions that were not dishonorable.
•    You have medical evidence of your disability, injury, disease, or condition through hospital records, doctors’ records, or other heath records.

The amount of VA disability compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors and can range from a few hundred dollars a month to over $3,000 a month. You may be eligible for a greater amount of VA disability compensation if you suffer from a severe service-related disability (such as a lost limb), if you support other family members (such as a spouse, children, or parents), or if your spouse is also disabled. When filling out your veteran’s disability benefits application, you must prove the severity of your disability as well as that you have dependents.

There are a wide range of disabilities, injuries, and conditions that can qualify for VA disability compensation. A partial list of ailments, injuries, and diseases include: post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal chord injuries, hypertension, Cushing’s syndrome, LouGerhrig’s disease, Gulf War syndrome, sexual trauma, Agent Orange exposure, radiation poisoning, vision loss, and hearing loss.

Jim Keller
Partner at Keller & Keller

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