Can Disabled Veterans Get Social Security Disability?

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Disabled veterans may qualify for both Social Security disability benefits and veterans disability compensation. If you meet the separate requirements of each type of benefit, you can receive both payments. There are some circumstances in which one might offset the other, but it can be beneficial to apply for both. For a more in-depth discussion […]

Can I Appeal a Denied VA Claim?

When a decision is made in your claim, you will receive a Ratings Decision. If your claim has been granted, the decision will assign a rating for your condition. If the claim is denied, or if you disagree with the rating that is assigned then you must file an appeal within 1 year. There are […]

VA Disability Benefits for Hearing Loss

Veterans with Hearing Loss Many veterans are among the 30 million Americans with some form of loss of hearing, largely because these individuals are at risk for both trauma-induced hearing loss (being too close to an explosion) and chronic loss (working in an aircraft hangar). In fact, hearing loss is the top combat injury in […]

Where Do I Find My VA File Number?

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A VA file number is assigned when you file a claim for VA benefits (usually compensation). If you have never filed for any benefits from the VA then you will not have a number.

What Is the VA Benefits Direct Deposit Schedule?

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The VA benefits direct deposit schedule determines when you will receive your VA benefit check. If you have just been approved for VA benefits then you will get your first regular monthly payment on the first of the next month.  The VA pays benefits a month behind, just like Social Security pays disability benefits a […]

Camp Lejeune Water Exposure

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The VA has finally established a presumptive service connection for some veterans, reservists and National Guard members who were exposed to contaminants in the Camp Lejeune water supply. What are the service requirements to qualify for presumptive service-connection for exposure to Camp Lejeune water? In order to qualify the service member needs to have served […]

Can Veterans Work While Applying for VA Benefits?

When I talk with Veterans who are applying for compensation benefits, they often want to know if working while applying for VA benefits will hurt their chances of being approved. For most Veterans the answer is usually pretty simple – if you are not receiving a non-service connected pension, Social Security benefits and you are […]

How do I file a VA compensation claim?

To file a claim for VA benefits, you can either print, complete and mail the application form (VA 21-526EZ), or you can file your claim online at the VA’s website. Related Posts

What type of discharge do I need to qualify for Veterans benefits?

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The military’s has 5 main classifications of discharge: Honorable discharge Discharge under honorable conditions or a general discharge Discharge under other than honorable conditions or undesirable discharge Bad conduct discharge Dishonorable discharge or dismissal In order to be eligible to receive benefits from the VA, your discharge must be “other than dishonorable”. If you have […]

What is TDIU? How do I Qualify? How do I Apply?

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Veterans qualify for TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) when they are unable to work at a substantial gainful occupation due to a service connected conditions (or a combination of service connected conditions). TDIU payment results in a payment amount at the 100% rate, even when a Veteran’s combined rating is less than 100%. […]