Yes, injured vets can seek both veterans disability benefits - otherwise known as service-related or service-connected disability compensation - and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. In fact, disabled veterans often have many more options for benefits than they realize.
According to a recent report from the Military Times, processing centers for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently have a backlog or more than 70,000 veterans disability claims. Sadly, this announcement comes a full seven months after officials already missed their stated goal of getting this backlog reduced to zero.
Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that more the 24,000 veterans will be given another chance to receive disability compensation for their traumatic brain injuries (TBI), despite the fact that their claims were initially denied.
On Thursday, May 12, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved a major, yet controversial, veterans omnibus bill - meaning the bill is now headed to the Senate floor.
Are you a veteran who has applied for VA disability benefits? Have you encountered problems during the application process? Was your claim denied?
Have you been diagnosed with cancer? Is your cancer believed to be caused by or related to your military service?
If you are considering applying for veterans' disability benefits, you may have heard about the three-part test.
A service-related disability is a very difficult thing to live with. When the condition is extreme or very severe, the financial needs of the veteran may be far greater. The emotional impact may be severe. Life as the veteran once knew may be over.
Is it possible for a veteran to get disability compensation for a pre-existing condition that was aggravated by military service?
As a veteran who is disabled, you were reasonable to assume that the Department of Veterans Affairs would provide for you. But when you received notice that your disability claim was denied, you undoubtedly felt disappointed and betrayed by the organization that was supposed to protect you.