Service connected compensation is a monthly payment awarded to those veterans who have incurred injury or disease, with lasting effect, during their military service. Ratings are determined based on the degree of the disability, but only after the veteran has filed a formal claim for benefits. Ratings can be from 0% to 100% and ratings of 30% or higher entitle the veteran to additional monthly payments for dependents.
In addition, other benefits may be obtained as the basic compensation rating goes higher.
Free medical care is provided by the VA for service connected disabilities regardless of the rating.
Disability compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to veterans who are at least 10% disabled because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. A disability can apply to physical conditions such as a chronic knee condition as well as a mental health condition such as post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
- Service in the Uniformed Services or active duty OR
- Active duty for training OR
- Inactive duty training AND
- You were dischared under, other than, dishonorable condtions AND
- You are at least 10% disabled by an injury or disease that was incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training
Note: If you were on inactive duty for training, the disability must have resulted from injury, heart attack, or stroke.
A formal claim for benefits may be applied for at our office.