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Norris Injury Lawyers VA Benefits FAQs
Am I eligible for veterans disability benefits?
According the Department of Veterans Affairs (www.VBA.VA.gov), you may be entitled to compensation for disabilities:
- that were received or aggravated during active military, naval, or air service,
- which occurred anytime between the date of entry into active service and ending on the date of discharge from active service, and
- if you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
Can I receive VA disability benefits if I am receiving SSD benefits?
Yes. While the Social Security Administration considers your income when determining your Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit, VA disability benefits are not considered income, so you may still be eligible for SSD benefits.
Can I work while receiving VA disability benefits?
Yes. Many veterans continue to work while receiving disability benefits. Only those veterans who are considered "unemployable" due to their high disability rating are unable to continue working.
What benefits are available to my family?
Beneficiaries of veterans (spouse, former non-remarried spouse, dependants) may be eligible for benefits from the VA. These benefits may include:
How can I obtain a copy of my military records?
Most veterans (and their next of kin) can obtain free copies of military records from the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), where military records are now filed (no longer with your local VA office). You can request your military records electronically using the eVetRecs System, or by mailing or faxing the NARA a copy of SF-180 to:
National Personnel Records Center
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63132
or by Fax: (314) 801-9195
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