Veterans’ Disability Compensation Benefits Requirements

There are a number of different potential benefits for which veterans may be eligible.  One such benefit is “disability compensation”.  Veterans can qualify for this benefit if they suffer from a medical condition, injury, or disease that is connected to their military service .

Disability compensation benefits are paid monthly to veterans.  The amount of the benefit is based on a percent disability rating given by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  This series of articles will discuss the basic requirements that an individual must meet in order to qualify for disability compensation benefits.

What are the requirements of disability compensation benefits

First, an individual must satisfy VA’s definition of veteran.  Generally speaking, this means that the individual applying for disability compensation benefits must establish the following two things:

  1. That the individual served on active duty in the military
  2. That the individual was not dishonorably discharged or released.

Once you establish that you meet VA’s definition of a veteran, there are three additional requirements to establish eligibility for disability compensation benefits.  They are:

  1. An in service event
  2. A current disability
  3. A “nexus” between the in service event and the current disability

Our remaining three blog articles in this series discuss these three requirements of a disability compensation claim in further detail.  You can click on the links above to go directly to them.

Need more information about veterans benefits?

Veterans benefits can be confusing.  We try to provide helpful information on our question and answer page of our website.  You may also find the articles in our blog helpful.  However, the best way to get your question answered is to have a free consultation with one of our attorneys.  You can get a free consultation by completing the “Need Help” form or calling the phone number on the right side of the page.  We look forward to hearing from you.

What if I have more questions about my VA claim?

I understand you want your VA claim to be done as quickly as possible. But remember the ultimate goal – to win your VA disability compensation claim.

You may eventually get there on your own, but it may be after a series of decisions by the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals. Sometimes claims are appealed and remanded several times, which can cause a claim to drag on for years. If you are interested in avoiding unnecessary delay in your claim and want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success, it is probably a good idea for you to consult with an accredited veterans disability attorney.

We would be happy to talk to you. If you would like a free consultation with our Perkins Studdard veterans disability attorneys just click here or give us a call to begin the process.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.
You can subscribe to his Veterans Disability channel on YouTube.

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