Can I Receive Disability for a Service-Connected Foot Injury?
If you have chronic pain as a result of your military service, you may want to sharpen your pencil and look at filing a claim.
The most common service-connected injuries include:
- Loss of use/Amputation
- Broken bones
- Flat foot (pes planus)
- Claw foot
- Metatarsalgia (Morton’s disease)
- Bunions (hallux valgus)
- Stiff big toe (hallux rigidus)
- Bilateral weak foot
Compensation is based on disability ratings. When the Veterans Administration (VA) grants an application for service-connected disability compensation, the agency rates the disability according to its Schedule of Rating Disabilities. It can be confusing and complicated. For example, a foot disability is considered severe if there is an obvious deformity, increased pain with movement or use, swelling with use or presence of callosities. If one foot is affected, Veterans can receive a 20% disability rating. If both are affected, Veterans can receive a 30% rating. However, depending on the condition and severity, ratings can range from 0% to 50%.
Again, very confusing. However, that’s why Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, is here. We are adept at battling the VA. If you’d like to discuss a claim or have been denied, don’t hesitate to contact us at fight4vets.com or call 877.526.3455. Your first consultation is always free.