Qualifying Physical Impairments For Veterans Disability Benefits
Physical impairments that were caused by your active-duty service may be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits. Many veterans are under the impression that your impairment had to be caused while serving abroad; that is plain wrong. If your injury occurred on a military base, you may be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits.
Some of the most common service-connected physical disabilities are:
- Agent Orange Impairments
- Back Pain Claims
- Bronchitis Veterans Benefits
- Camp Lejeune Impairments
- Cancer Veterans Benefits
- Contaminated Groundwater Impairments
- Diabetes Veterans Benefits
- Fibromyalgia Claims
- Heart Disease Claims
- Hypertension Claims
- Joint Disorder Claims
- Mesothelioma Veterans Benefits
- Neck Pain Claims
- Non-Battle Injuries
- Physical Condtions
- Prostate Cancer Benefits
- Sleep Apnea Benefits
- Sleep Disorder Claims
- Spine Disorder Claims
- Thyroid Disorder Benefits
- Toxic Exposure Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Varicose Vein Claims
Qualifying Mental Impairments For Veterans Disability Benefits
Unfortunately, military service has lots of stressors that can lead to serious mental problems. PTSD and other mental health issues are a major problem in veterans after they leave the military service. Mental impairments do not have to be from your service abroad.
Some of the most common service-connected mental disabilities are:
- Anxiety Veterans Benefits
- Bipolar Disorder Veterans Benefits
- Depression Veterans Benefits
- Major Depressive Disorder Claims
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- PTSD Veterans Benefits
- Schizophrenia Claims
Secondary Service-Connected Impairments
Secondary service-connected disabilities are impairments caused by your service-connected impairment. For example, lets say a veteran was in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange, which causes diabetes. The diabetes is now considered service connected. Any impairment that is caused by diabetes, for example neuropathy, is now considered secondary service-connected.
Conditions Worsened By Military Service
If you have a condition that you entered the military with and that conditioned worsened as a result of service, you may be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits. When the military accepts a new soldier into active-duty service, they also accept your physical or mental impairments. Any condition that is secondary to these service-connected conditions may also be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits.
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