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How Are Veterans Disability Benefits Determined?

How Are Veterans Disability Benefits Determined?

by Staff Blogger | January 6th, 2015

A growing number of soldiers are seeking medical attention for disabling injuries and medical conditions. Many of these individuals will qualify for veterans disability benefits, but understanding how these benefits work can be difficult.

The most important thing to understand about veterans disability benefits is that they are based on the level of an individual’s disability. In other words, those who are completely disabled receive more compensation than those considered partially disabled.

Another factor that can affect the amount of benefits that disabled veterans receive is their number of dependents. Disabled veterans with children, parents, or spouses who depend on them for income will get more benefits than disabled veterans without dependents. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides a veterans disability benefit rate table to show soldiers the monthly payments they can expect to get based on these and other factors.

Understanding how benefit payments are determined is only half the battle though. First, you must first be approved for benefits. This process can be complex and confusing. If you’ve been denied veterans benefits, a knowledgeable attorney may be able to help get your claim approved.

At Norris Injury Lawyers, we have experience handling veterans disability benefits cases. If you need help appealing your veterans disability benefits denial, our team of Birmingham personal injury attorneys wants to help—just dial (888) 318-4245 for a free consultation today.

 


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