Veterans disability compensation is available to veterans whose disabilities are service-connected, as long as those disabilities weren't caused by the veteran's own willful misconduct. In addition, a veteran must not have had a dishonorable discharge (or certain other types of discharge). If you need to get your discharge changed or you've been denied benefits, you may want to arrange a consultation a VA-certified lawyer.
Veterans' Eligibility for Service-Connected Disability Compensation
To get veterans disability compensation benefits, you must be able to prove your medical condition was caused by or worsened by your service.
How Does the VA Rate Veterans' Disability Percentages?
How the VA rates your disability and sets the amount of veterans disability compensation.
How the VA Rates a Service-Connected Mental Disability
The VA rates all service-connected mental illnesses by the severity of limitations and symptoms.
Effective Dates for VA Disability Benefits
The effective date for disability compensation benefits is usually the date the VA received your application.
VA Disability Compensation or Military Retirement Benefits: Which One to Choose?
The answer depends on how long you've been in service, your disability rating, and whether you can restore your VA offset.
Service Disability Compensation for Accidents Not Related to Combat
Injuries that result from accidents while you're on active duty can qualify you for disability compensation.
When Willful Misconduct in the Military Makes a Veteran Ineligible for Benefits
Only certain types of misconduct will keep you from getting veterans disability benefits.
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How to Apply for VA Disability Benefits
Disability compensation benefits are available to veterans who suffer from a disease or injury that was caused or worsened by their military service.
How to Submit a Fast-Track Veterans Disability Compensation Claim
If you are willing to do some legwork, you can submit a Fully Developed Claim and get a faster answer on veterans disability compensation.
Hiring a VA-Certified Veterans Disability Lawyer
Applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be a long, frustrating process.
What to Expect at a Compensation & Pension Exam
The VA may send you to a Compensation & Pension Exam before deciding your disability compensation claim. If you have several disabilities, you may be asked to report for several C&P exams.
What the VA Must Do to Help Develop Your Case for Disability
Most other federal agencies don't have to provide this sort of help to applicants, but the VA must help you gather evidence to support your claim for veterans disability benefits.
How Family Members and Executors Can Claim Veterans Benefits
How surviving family members can get all available benefits after a loved one dies.
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Getting Veterans Disability Compensation for Depression
Veterans struggling with depression may be able to get a VA disability rating based on how severe the symptoms are.
VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans
Like all veterans, Gulf War veterans are eligible for disability compensation for service-connected disabilities that first occurred or were worsened during military service.
Getting Veterans Disability Compensation for Vision or Hearing Loss
Hearing loss and tinnitus are common among veterans. Here's how the VA tests and rates vision and hearing loss caused by service.
Getting Veterans Disability Compensation for PTSD
Veterans disability compensation is available to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of military service.
Getting Veterans Disability Compensation for Heart or Cardiovascular Problems
Veterans with service-connected heart and cardiovascular conditions may be able to get a VA disability rating.
Disability Compensation for Agent Orange for Vietnam Veterans
Vietnam vets can get disability compensation for some diseases many years after exposure to Agent Orange.