Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Facts about Your Veterans Disability Benefits

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Your years of military service are appreciated not only by your fellow Americans but more importantly by the U.S. government. If you’ve been injured as a result of your military service, you are entitled to disability benefits according to the program of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This program provides income to veterans who lost the capability to remain in service due to injuries or disabilities.

The benefits are given to the former military member or his or her dependent or dependents (spouse and/or children). Even if you are only 10 percent disabled, you are still entitled to a fixed, tax-free, monthly compensation. However, you must first accomplish the necessary forms and provide the required documents.

Some veterans though are discouraged by the long process involved to declare eligibility for the benefits. At times, the request may even be denied by the VA office, at which point a request for appeal can be made. A veterans disability lawyer can make those appeals lead to positive results.

For some, getting the benefits is easy due to their apparent qualifications. For instance, former military service personnel who are disabled or have been medically diagnosed with a disability are more likely to be granted with the benefits than those who do not have apparent disabilities or injuries. If you are in the same case, do not think twice to apply for disability benefits, however.


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