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What’s the Difference Between VA Disability Compensation and VA Pension?

Published on July 8th, 2020

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides various services to support veterans through many different stages of life and circumstances. If you are not familiar with the law, it may be challenging to understand the various benefits systems provided. 

Qualifying for VA Disability Compensation

VA Disability Compensation provides support for veterans with a physical or mental health condition that was acquired during their military service. To qualify, you must be able to provide medical evidence that your disability was caused by a service-related event or stressor. After determining that you qualify for benefits, the VA will provide you with a disability rating (0-100% disabled) which correlates to the amount of benefits you will receive.

The Facts of VA Pension

VA Pension is a form of needs-based supplemental income intended to help veterans who are unable to financially support themselves for one or more reasons. The basic requirements to qualify include meeting minimum limits for income and net worth. You must also be able to show that you served for a minimum amount of time. Eligible applicants will be over 65 years of age, fully and permanently disabled, or already receiving SSDI or SSI benefits.

Contact Our Veterans Benefits Lawyers in Kentucky

The veterans benefits system can be confusing to those who are not well-versed in this area of the law. Our knowledgeable veterans benefits lawyer in Kentucky can help you exercise your rights. There are no legal fees unless you win. Contact us today to speak with a member of our legal team and schedule your appointment.


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