You probably know that, in general terms, you have to meet certain requirements in order to qualify for Veterans disability benefits.But what does that mean exactly?
In order to receive benefits, you must have served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. And you must have a current disability that is found to be related to your service, which is determined by Veterans Affairs. You must also not have been discharged dishonorably.
In addition, at least one of the following must be true:
Some of the conditions considered to be related to a specific aspect of military service, called “presumptive disabilities,” include chronic conditions that appear within a year of discharge, an illness caused by contact with hazardous materials, or an illness caused by time spent as a former prisoner of war.
It’s also important to note that if you are a Veteran, your dependents may qualify to receive benefits as well.
If you have any questions about filing a claim to receive Veterans disability benefits, please give us a toll-free call anytime at 877.526.3457. One of our representatives will be happy to answer your questions. Or if you’d prefer to contact us online, please fill out this form.