Basics of Veterans Disability Benefits

Service-Connected Disability Benefits

A veteran’s disability claim is referred to as service-connected benefits. To be entitled to receive service-connected benefits, a veteran must have a current disability that he or she suffers from. He or she must be able to show that an incident occurred during service that caused his or her injuries. In addition, a veteran must be able to demonstrate that his or her disability is a result of military service.

Veterans Affairs Pension

If a veteran does not have a service-connected disability, he or she may still be eligible for compensation. A veteran may file a claim for non-service connected illnesses.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Surviving spouses or children of a veteran may be entitled to compensation if a veteran was disabled or died in the line of duty. In addition, a surviving spouse or child may be entitled to compensation through a survivor’s pension or death pension, which is afforded to low-income families.

If you or a loved one is a veteran that suffered an injury during service or the widow or child of a veteran killed in the line of duty, you may be entitled to compensation from the VA. It is important to contact an experienced VA lawyer who may assist you or a loved one through the application process. Filing an application for veteran’s disability benefits or appealing an application that has been denied, is a complex process that requires the attention of a skilled Veteran’s Affairs attorney.

The attorneys of Sullivan & Kehoe, LLP concentrate their practice in Veterans Disability Law. With over 50 years of combined experience between its lawyers, our attorneys may be able to assist you or a loved one in obtaining disability benefits. Call our office at (800) 395 -7830 to schedule a consultation in our New York City, Garden City, Kings Park, Riverhead, or White Plains office.

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