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Can I Service Connect for Alcoholism Through the VA?

By Jan Dils · January 9, 2012
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Are you able to get service connected for Alcoholism? This may be a common thought or question that a veteran may be thinking and want an answer.  When a veteran’s alcoholism and/or drug abuse disability is secondary to or is even aggravated by a service connected disorder, the veteran may be entitled to disability compensation.   An example would be, if a veteran is service connected for PTSD or Depression. If a veteran is service connected to PTSD and/or Depression and have possibly became addicted to alcohol or drugs, they may be eligible for compensation.

A veteran may not get service connected for alcoholism and/or drug abuse if he or she used it in a result to their own willful misconduct. This means if a veteran misuses alcohol and/or drug abuse, he or she may receive a bad conduct or dishonorable discharge. Therefore, you will not be eligible for any types of disability compensation.

Sometimes filing new claims, appeals, increases, or even filing an application can get very confusing at times. If you are possibly looking for legal representation for your VA Disability Benefits, you have come to the right place. We have several experienced people who have the knowledge, and ability to help you with your VA Disability Claims. Feel free to give us a call at anytime at 1-877-526-3457 we would be more than happy to assist you. Or, tell us about your case now.