The Veteran’s Administration makes several determinations in deciding a VA Disability claim for disability compensation. Those determinations include:
Whether the veteran is entitled to disability compensation, and, if the veteran is so entitled? As discussed in a previous blog post, the basic criteria is:Evidence that veterans currently suffers from a disability;Evidence of an incident, injury, or event during the veteran’s military service;Evidence of a link between the disability and the incident, injury, or event during service.
The degree of the veteran’s disability (from 0% to 100%). For 12/1/09 through 11/30/11:
10% – $123.00 per month 60% – $974.00 per month
20% – $243 per month 70% – $1,228.00 per month
30% – $376 per month 80% – $1,427.00 per month
40% – $541 per month 90% – $1,604.00 per month
50% – $770 per month 100% – 2,673.00 per month
*Additional compensation available for Dependents (spouse, children, dependent parent) if veteran is rated at least 30% disabled for service-connected (SC) disabilities.
The effective date of the award of disability compensation (the effective date is the date from which monthly payments are made). The effective date is usually, but not always, the date the claim is received by the VA.
If you need more information about a VA Disability matter, Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, through Facebook, or through our website. Our office handles claims throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, Maryville, Rogersville, Dandridge, Tazewell, New Tazewell, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Loudon, Kingston, Halls, Maynardville, Crossville, Cookeville, Jamestown, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Athens, Oak Ridge, Clinton, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Bean Station, Cosby, Newport, White Pine, Mosheim, Wartburg, Sunbright, Pigeon Forge, and Deer Lodge.