A lot of Veterans have VA Disability claims pending, and are well versed in the Disability Claim process. However, if you are recently discharged, or if you have not applied before, you may not know what VA Disability Compensation is, or who is eligible to receive the benefit.
The VA defines Disability Compensation as the following:
Disability Compensation: A monetary benefit paid to Veterans who are disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. These disabilities are considered to be service-connected. Disability compensation varies with the degree of disability and the number of a Veteran's dependents, and is paid monthly. Veterans with certain severe disabilities may be eligible for additional special monthly compensation. The benefits are not subject to federal or state income tax. The payment of military retirement pay, disability severance pay and separation incentive payments known as SSB (Special
Separation Benefits) and VSI (Voluntary Separation Incentives), and Combat-Related Special Compensation affect the amount of VA compensation paid to disabled Veterans. To be eligible, the service of the Veteran must have been terminated through separation or discharge under conditions other than dishonorable.
That definition is a little complicated. If you are interested in finding out more about VA Disability Compensation, feel free to give our office a call: 1-877-526-3457 One of our experienced staff members will be more than happy to help you determine if you are eligible. At Jan Dils Attorneys at Law, are dedicated to helping Veterans get the benefits they deserve.