Veteran’s Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Service Members with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. It may also be paid for disabilities that arise after you leave the service if the disability is related to your service. The amount of compensation is based on a scale set by federal law. Although disabilities based on injuries are the first that come to mind, long-term conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, substance use disorders, strokes, cancer, and heart disease may often be service related.
The first step in receiving compensation is to apply with the VA, either online or via mail, with enough evidence to show that you were discharged from the military with anything other than a Dishonorable Discharge, have a present disease or disability, and that it’s related to some aspect of military service.
If the VA denies compensation or sets compensation too low, contact the Firm immediately for a consultation.