What is a “claim for benefits”?

While beginning the transition to civilian life, chances are that you will likely come across many terms that are new to you. As simple as the phrase “claim for benefits” might sound, it is actually multifaceted. Below, you will find a list that tries to encompass MOST of the components of what can make up a claim for benefit: Service-connected …

Helping you help yourself: benefits you might be eligible for

By filing for, and successfully acquiring, a disability claim with the VA, you are opening yourself up to many other additional benefits.  These benefits can be broken down into the following categories: 1:  “Non-Service Connected Pension” (benefits available to extremely low-income veterans with disabilities that are not service-connected). A benefit that is available to veterans or surviving spouses who meet …

Helping you help yourself: Initial C & P exams

Upon exit from active duty, if you are suffering from a disability that was caused or worsened by your military service, you may be eligible for a disability compensation. To be eligible, you must apply, be honorably discharged, able to prove your condition and prove the service-connection. The exam used by the VA to determine if you have service-connected disabilities …