Benefits Description


Disabled vets for military rights benefits

Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.

Compensation

Disabled vets for military rights compensation

Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.


Types of Compensation

VA disability compensation provides monthly benefits to Veterans in recognition of the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service. The program also provides monthly payments to surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents in recognition of the economic loss caused by a Veteran's death during military service or, after discharge from military service, as a result of a service-connected disability. A summary of VA's disability compensation programs is below.


Disability Compensation

A tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. The benefit amount is graduated according to the degree of the Veteran's disability on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent (in increments of 10 percent). Compensation may also be paid for disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.


Dependency and Indemnity

Compensation (DIC) DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit generally payable to a surviving spouse, child, or parent of Servicemembers who died while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training, or to survivors of Veterans who died from their service-connected disabilities. Parents DIC is an income-based benefit for parents who were financially dependent on of a Servicemember or Veteran who died from a service-related cause.


Special Monthly

Compensation (SMC) SMC is an additional tax-free benefit that can be paid to Veterans, their spouses, surviving spouses and parents. For Veterans, Special Monthly Compensation is a higher rate of compensation paid due to special circumstances such as the need of aid and attendance by another person or by specific disability, such as loss of use of one hand or leg. For spouses and surviving spouses, this benefit is commonly referred to as aid and attendance and is paid based on the need of aid and attendance by another person.

Education and Career Counseling

Disabled vets for military rights education

VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Service members, Veterans and dependents to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals.


Eligibility:

Transitioning Service members within six months prior to discharge from active duty

Veterans within one year following discharge from active duty

Any Service member/Veteran currently eligible for a VA education benefit

All current VA education beneficiaries

Services Include Assisting the Service member/Veteran with:

  • Career Choice - understand the best career options for you based on your interests and capabilities

  • Benefits Coaching - guidance on the effective use of your VA benefits and/or other resources to achieve your education and career goals

  • Personalized Support - Academic or adjustment counseling and personalized support to help you remove any barriers to your success

Independent Living

Disabled vets for military rights living

Individuals whose service-connected disabilities require intensive and frequent rehabilitation supports may not be ready and able to work. When these individuals need help to become more independent in their homes and communities, VA’s Independent Living services can help them by providing assistance that may eventually enable them to pursue employment.

Each independent living plan is personalized to meet the individual's needs. In general, these services last up to 24 months, but services may be extended if certain criteria are met.

Individuals who are pursuing employment goals may also receive independent living services when these services are needed to support the achievement of their vocational objective.

Independent living services may include:

  • Evaluation and counseling services to help determine independent living needs and identify goals

  • Consultations with specialists such as physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and rehabilitation engineers

  • Information about and referral to resources such as health care services, special technology and equipment, community living support, and family counseling

  • Information and assistance with exploring eligibility for home modification programs such as the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant, and Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant Ongoing case support to help achieve independent living goals

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