How to Get Total and Permanent Disability from the VA

Category: Veterans Disability Law

How to Get Total and Permanent Disability from the VA

Total and permanent disability benefits refer to benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for those veterans who are considered 100% disabled by the VA.  If you are a U.S. military veteran and are dealing with your own service-related disability, you may qualify to receive monthly disability payments through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans’ disability benefits are tax-free and paid to those who have injuries or disabilities sustained while on active duty or worsened by active military service.

Am I Eligible for Permanent VA Disability?

In order to qualify for disability benefits from the VA, you must meet certain requirements. The basic requirements when applying for disability include the following:

  • Applicant must have been active duty
  • Applicant’s disability must have been caused by military service or disability was worsened by military service

If you’re unsure if you are eligible for total and permanent VA disability, contact our experienced attorneys for a case evaluation.

Benefits Offered for Veterans with 100% or Total Disability Rating

If you are a disabled veteran and have been approved for total and permanent disability benefits, you may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health benefits including primary care, preventative care, dental care, and nursing home placement
  • Housing or housing grants
  • Vehicle registration
  • Benefits for dependents including health care, dental care, and more
  • Tax waivers
  • Monthly financial compensation

Rating Your VA Unemployment Benefits

The amount of your VA disability benefits is based on severity of your disability. Those struggling with several disabilities or impairments may receive a higher “rating,” resulting in larger benefits. However, multiple impairment ratings are not cumulative. In other words, if you have two impairments each rated at 20 percent, this does not automatically mean your rating will be 40 percent.

Applying for benefits can be a lengthy, complicated process. If you experience delays or problems from errors when applying for benefits, our experienced attorneys can help. Additionally, it is important to note that receiving VA compensation should not affect your Social Security. For more information, or for a specific case evaluation, contact the attorneys at Tuley Law Office today.

Keeping Up on Medical Treatment and Records

For those hoping to qualify for 100 percent total and permanent disability, consistent medical treatment is important. To better support your claim, proving you have consistently received medical treatment and have accordant, up-to-date records will be a crucial part of the application process. If you have not kept up on medical treatment, it is recommended you receive a medical evaluation in order to file a medical report with your claim.

Is VA Unemployment Permanent?

It is important to understand that the VA may reduce or adjust a veteran’s total disability benefits. If you do not meet a rating or requirement, you could lose your total disability status.

Contact Tuley Law Office Today

If you or a loved one are a disabled veteran seeking total and permanent disability, contact our veterans disability attorneys today. At Tuley Law Office, we have years of experience obtaining total disability ratings on behalf of veterans. With our free consultation, you have nothing to lose by seeking legal assistance to obtain the benefits you or your loved one deserves.

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