Disabled veterans benefits are available to those with service-connected mental or physical impairments. The VA offers benefits for a wide array of mental and physical conditions. Some veterans will also be able to service-connect secondary conditions as well.
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What are disabled veterans benefits?
Veterans benefits are for veterans with mental or physical impairments that are service-connected. Disabled veterans benefits are a safety net for veterans after their service to our country. Many veterans find obtaining disabled veterans benefits difficult because of the Veteran Administration’s web of regulations and rules. The Veterans Administration makes many mistakes and often denies disabled veterans benefits for veterans that are in fact eligible.
How much do disabled veterans benefits pay monthly?
Veterans can receive over $2,900 monthly from the Veterans Administration in monthly benefits. If you have dependent children or parents you may be eligible for extra monthly compensation. The amount you will be awarded monthly will depend upon the severity and number of mental and physical service-connected impairments.
What VA benefits are available to disabled veterans?
Compensation: These are benefits for veterans with mental or physical impairments that are service-connected. If you can link your mental or physical impairment to service, you may be entitled to compensation from the Veterans Administration.
Pension: These are benefits for low-income veterans. Pension benefits help veterans that have fallen on tough times and need a helping hand. Pension benefits can help veterans get their lives back in order.
DIC Benefits: Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) are benefits for survivors of veterans. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits are for survivors of veterans that died of service-connected impairments.
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Who can receive disabled veterans benefits?
To be eligible for veterans benefits, a veteran must have been considered active duty. You must also have a service-connected impairment. That means that your impairment was caused by your active duty service, or that it was worsened by your active duty service. You must not have been separated or been discharged from service with a dishonorable discharge.
How do disabled veterans benefits ratings work?
When you are a veteran with a disability, the Veterans Administration uses a rating scale that determines how much money you get. You will be given a percentage of 0-100 in increments of 10% up to a 100 percent VA disability rating. That veterans benefit rating will determine how much money you receive from the Veterans Administration.
Can I get social security and veterans benefits together?
Yes. Veterans can receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration and Veterans Administration at the same time. Each disability benefit has its own rules and regulations. Just because you are entitled to one, doesn’t mean you are entitled to the other. Our law firm firm can help you obtain both benefits if you are disabled.
Are there benefits for veterans that can’t work?
Yes! Disabled veterans that can’t work may be eligible to receive benefits from the Veterans Administration. Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits are designed to help disabled veterans that can’t get work or have trouble keeping a job. Many disabled veterans have mental and physical impairments that prevent them from keeping gainful employment.
Should I receive disabled veterans benefits back pay?
Many veterans will find they have years of missing back pay. Your effective date will determine when you should have started receiving veterans benefits. The Veterans Administration often is wrong about a veteran’s effective date and the veteran doesn’t even know it. That means you could be out years of veterans benefits back pay if you just accept the Veteran Administration’s effective date and do not investigate further. Our lawyers regularly find that the VA was dead wrong on our client’s effective dates and they almost lost enormous amounts of veterans benefits.
What if I haven’t been in the service for years?
There is no amount of time from discharge that you must file for disabled veterans benefits. Lots of veterans file for disabled veterans benefits years after they were discharged. Even if you haven’t been in the service for decades you can still file for disabled veterans benefits. Our law firm has clients from many different service times: Vietnam, Gulf War, and Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Since 1985, Woods and Woods has successfully represented thousands of injured and disabled people. We are proud to represent veterans and our mission is to win your VA Benefits claim. Our disabled veterans benefits lawyers are experienced and have represented thousands of vets. For your free legal consultation on VA disability benefits, please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.