Veterans Disability FAQ

Veterans benefits can help veterans deal with the effects of a service-related disability. However, the application and appeal process is complicated and the system is plagued by bureaucratic delays. The attorneys at Dale Buchanan & Associates are committed to helping disabled veterans get the benefits they deserve. We stand ready to assist you.

Frequently Asked VA Disability Questions

Answers to some common questions about veterans benefits appear below. You probably have questions about your VA disability claim.

In a free consultation, an attorney at our firm can answer these and explain what we can do to help you get the benefits you deserve.

Can I collect veterans benefits and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time?

Yes. In fact, we can use the medical information we gather for your claim in one program in the appeal of your other claim.

Is there anything I can do to increase the likelihood that my veterans disability claim will be approved?

You should collect information related to your medical condition and service record. One of our lawyers can provide you with additional help in this regard.

What will happen to my military pension if my veterans benefit claim is approved? Can I still collect my pension?

You are entitled to receive your pension benefits along with veterans benefits. However, the amount of the pension benefits you receive will be reduced by the amount of your veterans benefits.

Will my veterans benefits be taxed?

No. Your veterans benefits are tax free.

Does everyone entitled to receive veterans benefits get the same level of benefits?

No. The level of benefits you receive depends on your disability rating. If your disability rating is 30 percent or more, you will receive additional benefits for your spouse, children or parents. However, veterans with the same disability rating receive the same level of benefits, regardless of the type of disability.

What are aid and attendance benefits?

Some veterans and spouses of living and deceased veterans may be eligible for aid and attendance benefits. These benefits can pay for in-home care or residence in an assisted living facility.

I'm receiving veterans benefits now but am in the process of getting a divorce. Will I have to split my veterans benefits with my ex-spouse?

No. The veterans benefits you are receiving are compensation for your service-connected disability. You will continue to receive the full amount of your veterans benefits after your divorce is finalized.

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