If there was no dishonorable discharge and the injury or condition was service related or military service made the injury or condition worse then veterans' disability is an option. It is worth noting that disability can be granted in any amount, depending on the level of disability.
The best way to obtain veterans' benefits is to apply online. Go to the Veterans On-Line Application website and submit a fully developed claim online. This claim should have all of the documentation supporting the disability, any medical evidence and a copy of the DD214 or discharge papers. It is also important to include any information about dependents or spouses that you may have along with information about any disability they have as this information will effect the resultant disability payments.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, will also pay travel reimbursement provided you are traveling for treatment for a service-related condition or you are traveling for a scheduled compensation or pension examination and your income does not exceed the maximum VA pension rate. There is a standard mileage reimbursement rate that is paid per mile, although there is also a deductible mileage amount for both one-way and round trips.