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VA Benefits for Amputees

 

        When men and women enlist in the military they are ready to sacrifice a great deal for their country. Sadly some of these brave men and women end up doing just that, paying a heavy price to protect this great country.  Many of them return home with injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. One of the most difficult injuries to cope with is an amputation.

 

The VA offers extra compensation for veterans who have loss, or loss the use of, an extremity or organ as a result of military activity. If you have had an amputation or if you have no effective remaining function of an extremity or organ as a result of military service, you may qualify for special monthly compensation (SMC).

 

The VA considers the following disabilities to be eligible for SMC:

  •                      Loss, or loss of use, of a hand or foot
  •                      Immobility of a joint or paralysis
  •                      Loss of sight of an eye (having only light perception)
  •                      Loss, or loss of use, of a reproductive organ
  •                      Complete loss, or loss of use, of both buttocks
  •                      Deafness of both ears (having absence of air and bone conduction)
  •                      Inability to communicate by speech
  •                      Loss of a percentage of tissue from a single breast, or both breasts, from mastectomy or                            radiation treatment

SMC

 

This compensation is paid in addition to your regular disability compensation. The amount of SMC will depend on the type of injury or combination of injuries you have. The VA typically pays an additional $100 a month for loss of a hand, and around $1,800 for loss of an arm.

 

If your military service has caused you to have an amputation, you deserve to be compensated. Attorney Jan Dils can help direct you through the application process and fight for you if need be. Jan’s team of expert veteran disability lawyers will do whatever it takes to help you receive the benefits you deserve.

 

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