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Disability Compensation
This benefit program evaluates disability resulting from all types of diseases and injuries encountered as a result of military service. The degrees of disability that are determined by VA represent, as far as can practicably be determined, the average loss in wages resulting from such diseases and injuries and their complications in civil occupations. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.

What Is VA Disability Compensation ?
Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service.  It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care.  The benefits are tax-free.

Who Is Eligible?
You may be eligible for Disability Compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

How Much Does VA Pay ?
The amount of basic benefit paid ranges from $112 to $2,393 per month, depending on how disabled you are.
Note:  You may be paid additional amounts, in certain instances, if:
·       You have very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s)
·       You have a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parent(s)
·       You have a seriously disabled spouse

How Can You Apply?
You can apply by filling out VA Form  21-526.pdf, Veterans Application for Compensation Or Pension and take it to the County Veterans Service Office.  If you have any of the following material, attach it to your application:
·      Record of discharge (DD 214 or WD AGO Form 53-55)
·      Dependency records (marriage & children's birth certificates)
·      Medical evidence (doctor & hospital reports)

Related Links
Disability Compensation for Sexual or Personal Trauma
Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (RH)
 



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