Special to The Herald-Times
Every veteran who has served our nation deserves the support and care they’ve earned. Filing for VA disability benefits is a vital step in accessing the resources and assistance needed for a fulfilling post-service life. In this guide, I break down the finer points of the VA disability claims process, providing veterans with insights on crafting a well-developed claim.
Understanding the basics of VA disability benefits
1. Eligibility criteria: Before diving into the claims process, it’s crucial to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Veterans with a service-connected disability that occurred or was aggravated during active duty may qualify for VA disability benefits. For Guard and Reservists, you must have had a condition that started on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty.
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