Service Connected Disability Claims
Service Connected Disability Claims – Have You Applied For Your Benefits?
Disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to Veterans who are determined by VA to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. These disabilities are considered to be service connected. To be eligible for compensation, the Veteran must have been separated or discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Monthly disability compensation varies with the degree of disability and the number of eligible dependents. Veterans with certain severe disabilities may be eligible for additional special monthly compensation (SMC). Disability compensation benefits are not subject to federal or state income tax.
Veterans with disability ratings of at least 30 percent are eligible for additional allowances for dependents, including spouses, minor children, children between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending school, children who are permanently incapable of self-support because of a disability arising before age 18, and dependent parents. The additional amount depends on the disability rating and the number of dependents.
Additional Benefits for Eligible Military Retirees Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) is a DoD program that allows some individuals to receive both military retired pay and VA disability compensation. Normally, such concurrent receipt is prohibited.
Our law firm is a VA accredited legal services provider that is authorized to represent veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Circuit Court of Appeals for such claims. There is no fee for our services unless there is a recovery on your behalf.
If you would like to explore the possibility that you have a valid claim for a service-connected disability we would be honored to assist you. In some cases, it is possible to get retroactive pay entitlement for injuries that are proven to be service-connected and for which you should have been receiving prior disability compensation. Take action now and contact us or call 858-433-9263