Veteran’s disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran for injuries or diseases that occurred while on active duty. Benefits may also be paid for current conditions which are made worse as a result of your active duty service.
Veterans who were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions may be eligible for Veteran’s disability compensation. There are three general requirements that your disability must meet to qualify for benefits. These are:
The Veteran’s Administration makes a determination of the percent of your disability and that is the basis of benefits paid. So a determination of 80% disability will qualify you for a higher benefit payment than a 10% disability determination.
Yes you can receive both benefits at the same time. However, Veteran’s disability payment income may disqualify you for Supplemental Security Income payments if you are also receiving those benefits. Eric Worsham, your Baim Law Firm Veteran’s disability attorney can help you make that determination.
Yes you can work, even if you are receiving 100% disability payments.
Yes you should appeal. There are several steps to the appeal process. Eric Worsham can explain your options. Appeals are normally lengthy.
You must apply for these benefits at your regional Veteran’s Administration office. The VA regional office for Arkansas is at Fort Roots in North Little Rock. There are also VA Outpatient Clinics throughout Arkansas. Click here for those locations. Your application must be written.
You must have your discharge papers or a copy of the DD214 form which documents your active duty service. You must also have medical record documentation of your current conditions.
Yes, the Veteran’s disability payment application process is extremely complicated. And yes, you can get help. Eric Worsham of the Baim Law Firm is an experienced Veteran's disability claim lawyer. He can help you determine if you qualify for benefits. If you do, Eric can help you through the entire application process.
There are no fees due unless Eric gains approval for your Veteran’s Disability payments. Contact Eric Worsham at (870) 534.2941 in Pine Bluff. Outside Pine Bluff, call 800.848.2941. Your meeting with Eric is free and he will help you determine if you are eligible for Veteran’s Disability benefits.