There are lots of mental and physical conditions that are compensable under Veteran Benefits law. Below are a few lists with links to some of the most common compensable conditions. Each link will take you to a guide that teaches veterans how to win their particular type of mental or physical claim against the VA.
If you have any questions about your condition’s eligibility for VA disability benefits, reach out to Woods & Woods. There is never a cost for a VA claim consultation. We have successfully represented thousands of disabled veterans against the VA.
Qualifying Physical Impairments For Veterans Disability Benefits
Physical impairments that were caused or worsened 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 during training, or off base during active-duty service, you may be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits.
Some of the most common service-connected physical disabilities are:
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:
VA disability benefits attorney Zack Evans explains how veterans prove direct service-connection claims:
Secondary Service-Connected Impairments
Secondary service-connected disabilities are impairments caused by your service-connected impairment. For example, let’s say a veteran was in Vietnam and was exposed to Agent Orange, which causes diabetes. That veteran’s 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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