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The availability of veterans' disability benefits

America owes a major debt of gratitude to its veterans who have defended our freedom. While there are various benefits available to veterans, not everyone in Chattanooga may be aware that Social Security Disability benefits may be available. This is in addition to veterans' disability benefits that may be available from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

So, who is eligible for veterans' disability benefits? Benefits may be available to individuals who served on active duty or who were on active duty for training. Furthermore, benefits may be available to those who served on inactive duty training if the disability resulted from injury, stroke or heart attack.

There are a few more requirements for a veteran to receive veterans' disability benefits. The veteran must have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions and the veteran must be at least 10 percent disabled by an injury or disease that was incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty training.

The benefit amount received will be graduated on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent in increments of 10 percent. The amount received is based on the degree of the veteran's disability.

There are a number of other requirements in order for a veteran to be eligible for veterans' disability benefits. There are a number of ways to apply for the benefits. If an initial claim is denied, an appeal may be successful. Veterans in Tennessee would probably benefit from getting more information about the applications and appeals process when it comes to disability benefits.

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, "Disability Compensation," accessed on August 6, 2017

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