What is definition of a veteran for VA disability? "A person who served in the active military, naval or air services,
and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable." 38 U.S.C. $ 101(2), 38 CFR $ 3.1(d) 2006.
This site will address
the basics of veterans disability claims first and as time goes on I will add more advanced concepts that I think would be
helpful. So make sure to book mark this site and come back often. The first thing you should know is that these
claims can take a very long time sometimes taking years to get the results you are trying to achieve. I get e-mails
from many veterans completely frustrated with the process. The best thing you can do is become as knowledgeable as you
can and seek assistance with your claim if you feel you need to.
I will soon be adding more content
to this website so make sure to check back over the next few weeks. I am attending a conference on veterans disability
this month and will report back anything I think may be of interest to you.
The site will answer these questions and many more:
- What is veterans compensation?
- What is veterans pension?
- What is VA dependants benefits?
does the term "service connection" mean?
- What is the Department
of Veterans Affairs?
- What is the Department of Veterans Affairs or VAs process
for getting disability benefits?
- How long does a veterans disability claim take?
- What are the qualifications to be eligible for veterans disability benefits?
- How do you appeal VA claim?
- What is the "notice of disagreement"?
- What is meant by percentage of disability?
- What is the compensation
- Can you make a claim to increase your disability rating?
- What is the new law that allows veterans to hire lawyers earlier in the process?
- How will this new law affect you?