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A tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the
result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.
The benefit amount is graduated according to the degree of the Veteran's
disability on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent (in increments of 10
percent). Compensation may also be paid for disabilities that are considered
related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities
presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though
they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified
are also designed to compensate for considerable
loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit generally payable to a surviving spouse, child,
or parent of Servicemembers who died while on active duty, active duty for
training, or inactive duty training, or to survivors of Veterans who died from
their service-connected disabilities. Parents DIC is an income-based benefit
for parents who were financially dependent on of a
Servicemember or Veteran who died from a service-related cause.
Claims Based on Special Circumstances
Veterans may be eligible for other types of disability compensation once a disability
has been determined to be service connected. Special VA disability
compensation programs include: individual unemployability, automobile
allowance, clothing allowance, prestabilization,
hospitalization, convalescence, dental, and birth defects.
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Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is a monetary compensation (paid in addition
to the regular VA Disability Compensation) to a veteran who, as a result of military service,
incurred the loss or loss of use of specific organs or extremities.
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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices
VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.
There are additional benefits that you may be
eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for
a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.
These are known as derivatives.
The White House Veterans
Complaint Line is open
A general list of other Federal agencies that
offer benefit programs and resources for
Service members, Veterans, and their families.
Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.
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A VA pension may provide income to make life more secure for Veterans and their loved ones.
Pension is a needs-based benefit for wartime Veterans with limited or no income who are age
65 or older or who have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.
This guide provides information on locating
military unit histories and individual service
records of discharged, retired, and deceased
military personnel. It also provides information
on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for
military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.
You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection
Temporary Total Disability Rating
38 U.S.C. 1151
Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing
Special Home Adaptation
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child
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