If you are considering applying for veterans' disability benefits, you may have heard about the three-part test.
What exactly is the three-part test?
This test is used by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs to determine a veteran's eligibility for VA disability benefits. There are three criteria considered:
- Does the vet have a medically-diagnosed disability?
- Did the vet suffer an injury, develop a disease or endure another event during military service that caused or aggravated the disability?
- Can it be demonstrated that the condition is the result of a service-related injury or disease?
The vet must meet all three criteria in order to successfully obtain VA disability benefits. Unfortunately, the process is not always as straightforward as it should be. There may be many stumbling blocks along the way:
- The condition may not be a recognized disability
- There may be a lack of medical documentation
- The VA may argue that the condition is not service-related
- And more
Fortunately, help is available for veterans who are seeking VA disability benefits. The VA-accredited claims agents at Rep for Vets® help disabled veterans seek the benefits they need and deserve. We can help address any issues that you encounter during the application process.
If you have encountered any problems when applying for veterans disability benefits, or if you have questions about the three-part test, talk to a VA-accredited claims agent. Call 888-573-7838