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Anyone who has served in the United States military could be eligible for a variety of benefits, including benefits designed to help Veterans recover from and/or live with a disability. The process for applying for this kind of benefit can be intimidating, but resources are available to help interested members apply, including the assistance of VA attorneys who are experienced in handling these matters. VA disability compensation offers a tax-free monthly payment to Veterans who were sick or injured during military service and continue to experience lasting or permanent damages as a result of that sickness or injury. These monthly payments are intended to help supplement some of the financial damage caused by lost wages or medical bills.
When considering filing for a VA disability claim in order to receive VA benefits for a military injury or illness, it is important to collect any evidence or documentation which could support the eligibility of that Veteran. It’s also a good idea to collect supporting statements from people who can confirm the existence and severity of the disability. All of this information will be combined with a properly filled out VA disability application form which can be done online, by mail, or in-person to offer a Veteran the best chance at receiving the benefits they have earned.
There are a wide variety of injuries and illnesses that could result in a Veteran’s eligibility for VA benefits when they result in lasting damage or disability. However, there are a variety of common conditions for which many Veterans receive assistance every year. Proving the existence of these conditions in addition to the effects of a condition on a Veterans life is paramount to receiving adequate VA disability benefits. Chronic back pain, breathing problems, hearing loss, traumatic brain injuries, and PTSD are common conditions found to be eligible in VA disability claims. There are multiple types of VA disability claims a Veteran can make, and at different times a different claim may be called for.
Common types of VA disability benefits claims include:
The process to begin applying for VA disability benefits can be complicated and involves gathering documentation from any available sources regarding the existence and validity of the condition caused or worsened by a Veteran’s military service. VA attorneys are well-versed in the kind of documentation necessary to prove a disability and can help their clients easily navigate the complexities surrounding the application process.
The basic steps to applying VA disability benefits include:
If you or a loved one suffered a new or worsened condition due to military service, you might be eligible to receive VA disability benefits. To learn more about eligibility and/or how to apply, seek legal counsel from a VA attorney.