Overview of All VA Benefits for Disabled Veterans
There are many benefits available to injured or ill veterans, some even for medical conditions that aren't service-connected.
Service-Connected Disability Compensation
There are special rules to determine whether your illness or injury is connected to your military service.
Combat-Related Special Compensation for Disabled Veterans
If you were disabled during combat, you can get both disability compensation and military retirement.
Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP)
If you have a disability rating of 50% or more, you may be able to collect your full retirement and disability compensation.
VA Pension for Retired Veterans
Veterans who are disabled or over 65 and have low income can get a pension and improved pension from the VA.
Survivor Benefits for Spouses and Children of Deceased Veterans and Service Members
Surviving spouse and children of deceased military service members and veterans can get DIC or death pension benefits.
Benefits for Disabled Veterans' Spouses and Children
Spouses and children of service-connected disabled vets are eligible for health care and educational benefits.
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
Nolo's book covers Medicaid rules for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability
Written by a former SSA medical consultant, Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for learning about the disability process, and can be helpful whether you hire or lawyer or not.
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