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An Overview Of Veterans Disability Benefits

Published on July 28th, 2017

The rules, regulations and laws that apply to the granting of veteran disability benefits are very complex, as such it is always best to take full advantage of a free consultation offered by a veterans benefits lawyer in North Carolina before proceeding with the claim.

Veterans are entitled to receive compensation for any injury or illness that they suffered while serving the country or a condition that was aggravated while serving. Veterans disability is rated from ten to 100 percent depending on how the disability impairs what would be a normal life.

Type Of Service:

To qualify for benefits the injury or illness must have occurred or have been aggravated during active service which by definition is:

  • Active duty, or
  • Active duty for training purposes, or
  • Inactive duty training

To be eligible for benefits you cannot have been dishonorably discharged.

 What Benefits Are Available?

Once it has been determined that you are disabled a rating will be established, the rating is from ten percent to 100 percent disabled. Based on the rating, a monetary benefit will be established; currently a veteran with no children that is rated 100 percent disabled will receive a tax free benefit of $2769 every month.

It is up to you to find out what you are eligible for, a knowledgeable veterans benefits lawyer in North Carolina can guide you.

Administration Of The Benefits Program:

The responsibility for administering the disability benefits program is the Department of Veterans Affairs. Next to the Department of Defense, the DVA is the largest agency of the federal government. There are two distinct divisions:

  • The VHA (Veterans Health Administration) provides healthcare for veterans, and
  • The VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) is responsible for the processing of claims for disability benefits

If you are about to deal with the VBA you might want to consult with a veterans benefits lawyer in North Carolina to ensure your claim is complete, this will reduce the waiting time for a response to your claim.

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