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Do You Have To Be Permanently Disabled To Claim Veterans Benefits?

Published on July 17th, 2017

Although many people are under the impression that the only veterans that can be given disability benefits are those that are permanently disabled, this understanding is incorrect. The truth is that disability benefits are available to any veteran that has suffered a physical injury or mental illness that was incurred or made worse while serving in the US military.

The VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) assign a rating to every disability, the rating is based on the degree to which your specific disability or condition affects daily living. Disabilities are assigned a rating from 10 percent to 100 percent. Any veteran that has a disability that rates 10 or more will be granted compensation which is paid monthly.

Don’t Hesitate To Make A Claim:

If you have been injured it is understandable that you may not know if the injury is worth claiming for. Never forget, injuries can worsen with time. If your service related injury appears to have been corrected properly you probably will not qualify but you were to have suffered a broken bone for example, contact a veterans benefits attorney in New York and make a claim. The VBA may assign your disability a zero rating at this time but what happens if, after some years, you develop arthritis in the leg; now your claim is valid and fully documented. There is no time limit set on when a claim for disability benefits can be made, this being the case, why wait? The longer you wait the more difficult it will be to find all the records and supporting documentation to justify your claim.

Many vets that were injured while serving put it down to the risk they accepted and do nothing about getting the compensation that is due them. You may think your injury is of no consequence now, what happens if it worsens as you age?


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