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Your Veterans Disability Eligibility Rights

In order to qualify for VA disability compensation, you must be a veteran. That means you served in the U.S. military, whether on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training. You also need an eligible discharge, or a discharge that is not dishonorable.

Next, you’ll need to prove that you have a current disability related to your service. To do this, you’ll generally need to provide evidence of the following:

  • A current, diagnosed disability;
  • An in-service event, injury, disease, or stressor; and
  • A medical connection (“nexus”) between the current disability and service.

If you’re an eligible veteran and you can prove all three things, the VA will recognize your entitlement to monetary benefits and will award Service Connection for a disability.

Common Ways the VA Screws Up Disability Benefits in its Rating Decisions

A lot of veterans disability claims are denied at first, or assigned a lower rating than the veteran deserves. The VA could:

  • Fail to provide you with a medical examination;
  • Unfairly deny service connection;
  • Assign the wrong rating;
  • Assign the wrong effective date; and
  • Ignore additional benefits to which you might be entitled.

But don’t get discouraged and do stay persistent. You may still have a valid claim.

Fighting the VA for Your Benefits

The VA often unfairly denies service connection for a disability related to someone’s service. Even after finally establishing benefits, the VA can assign a rating or effective date that is less than you deserve.

Veterans disability attorneys have experience to cut through VA’s red tape and win your case. They know the ins and outs of the VA’s system, and can get you more benefits, faster, and with more back pay. Describe your case details today for your free evaluation.

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