As a result of the unique nature of disabilities, diseases, or injuries
obtained while in active military service, the United States Department
of Veterans Affairs offers compensation for those who were a part of this
nation's Armed Forces.
Not only do these benefits pay out to
Veterans, but spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents are covered in
the instance of a military-service related injury or death.
Understanding Disability Compensation
If a Veteran obtained a disease or injury that was incurred on or aggravated
by active military service, including those that related to or secondary
to disabilities that occurred in service, the Veteran is eligible for
This is a monthly, tax-free benefit that affects Veterans who are at least
10% disabled by their service. Disability refers to both physical and
mental conditions. Given the Veteran's degree of disability, the benefit
amount will vary. If the Veteran has dependents and their disability rate
is above 30%, additional funding can be provided.
Eligibility includes services in active duty, active duty for training,
or inactive duty training, discharged with other than dishonorable conditions,
and at least 10% disabled by the injury or disease.
Special Monthly Compensation is an additional benefit that can be paid if the Veteran needs special
attention due to the need for aid from another person or has lost the
use of a limb due to disability. These values vary depending on the need
of aid and the children cared for by the Veteran.
Claims Based on Special Services is a service provided to further ease the burden placed on some Veterans.
These benefits relate to those who obtained their injury in active service
- Title 38 U.S.C. 1151 Claims
- Automobile Allowance
- Birth Defects/Spina Bifida
- Clothing Allowance
- Loss of Employability
If you are a Veteran of the United States of America, you are entitled
to the benefits provided to you by the government for your active duty.
If you encounter any issues obtaining your benefits, the SSD and SSI lawyers
at Coats & Todd can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our team to learn how we can assist you.