What Are Some Benefits for Disabled Veterans?


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Some benefits for disabled veterans include monthly disability compensation for a service-connected, as well as a veterans pension, explains Nolo. Other benefits include concurrent disability and retirement payments and combat-related special compensation benefits.

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What Are Some Benefits for Disabled Veterans?
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In order for a veteran to qualify for benefits, he must meet certain criteria, including being on active service when he became disabled or receiving a discharge under conditions other than dishonorable, says Nolo. Veterans are not eligible for any disability compensation for a disability caused by the veteran's own willful misconduct.

Disabled veterans may be eligible to receive a pension when they have a low income and little assets, served at least 90 days, with at least one day of that service during wartime, and being totally and permanently disabled. They may also qualify if they are deemed disabled by the Social Security Administration, or are aged 65 or older, states Nolo.

Veterans may also qualify to receive VA health care if they had continuous service for two years or more. Veterans may also qualify for VA nursing care, although priority is usually given to veterans with service-connected disabilities that rate at least 60 percent or higher. Other benefits for veterans include home loan guarantee programs and education benefits, explains Nolo.

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