WHAT ARE VA DISABILITY BENEFITS?
A veteran may qualify for VA Disability Benefits for physical or psychological service-related impairments. You have earned these benefits as a result of your military service. If you are found to have a service-related injury, condition or illness, you may be entitled to these benefits which include monthly payments to you, and in some cases, to your family.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO RECIEVE VA DISABILITY BENEFITS?
To qualify for VA benefits, there are four basic requirements:
- The applicant must be a veteran
- The applicant must have a current medical condition
- The applicant must have sustained an injury or disease that happened during service
- The applicant’s current disability must be related to their time in duty (includes diseases or conditions that were exacerbated during service).
It is also important to note that if you have a condition that is service-related and it causes another condition to develop, that second condition can qualify you for benefits as well. Sub-standard care at a VA hospital that causes an injury is also considered service connected.
In addition, veteran disability benefits are available for a wide range of service-connected injuries and conditions… not just the ones you can see. In addition, many service-connected injuries do not become severe until years after the veteran has left the military.
HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED? CALL US!
If you have been denied and need to appeal the decision, our attorneys at Pasley, Nuce, Mallory & Davis, LLC, have extensive experience, knowledge, and training to handle your VA disability claim. Contact us at any of our 4 office locations for a FREE case evaluation, and let our experience work for you.