Quick Answer: How Long After Discharge Can You Claim Disability?

Can you make too much money to get VA benefits?

Notice that there aren’t any income restrictions for VA Disability.

This is because if the VA finds the veteran’s condition to be service connected, it is admitting that the veteran’s service played a major role in their condition and the veteran should be compensated as a result..

Does a general discharge look bad?

General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions General discharge means that you met the requirements of service, likely with some minor disciplinary actions, or failure to meet certain standards. However, overall, your military performance was considered satisfactory.

How long do you have to serve to be considered a veteran?

We use, “180 days of active duty not counting training or 1 day in a combat zone,” as our rule of thumb to determine if a person is a veteran or not.

Do I need health insurance if I have VA benefits?

Yes. Being signed up for VA health care meets your Affordable Care Act health coverage requirement of having “minimum essential health coverage.” You don’t need any other insurance to meet this requirement. We’ll update this site if the ACA changes with new laws.

What percentage of VA disability claims are denied?

31 percentAmong WWI veterans, 85 percent of all disability claims were denied. Today, 31 percent of claims are denied—and 60 percent of those denials are in error. The injured veterans who have honorably served our country deserve disability benefits when entitled to them.

Can I claim VA disability after discharge?

You can also file a claim for a disability that appears after discharge: This is called a postservice claim. There’s no time limit on filing a postservice claim. But you should know that the process may become more complex the longer you wait.

How do I apply for VA benefits after discharge?

Download, fill out, and submit an Intent to File a Claim for Compensation and/or Pension, or Survivors Pension and/or DIC (VA Form 21-0966). Turn it in at a VA regional office near you. Work with a trained professional called an accredited representative to get help applying for VA disability benefits.

Can the VA take away 100 permanent and total disability?

The VA does not simply issue a 100% disability rating and leave things there. Any disability that has a chance to improve may still disable the veteran at such a level as to warrant A 100% “total” rating. But if the VA does not declare you PERMANENTLY disabled, that 100% “total” rating is subject to review.

Are VA disability payments for life?

How Long You Are Entitled to Veterans Disability Benefits? You can receive VA disability benefits for as long as your service-connected injury or illness is assigned a compensable rating.

Do you get extra money from Social Security for being a veteran?

Under certain circumstances, special earnings can be credited to your military pay record for Social Security purposes. The extra earnings are for periods of active duty or active duty for training. These extra earnings may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Are you considered a veteran with a OTH discharge?

Other than honorable discharge, or OTH discharge, falls under the umbrella of undesirable discharge. This character or service is also called a “bad paper.” However, individuals with this character or service may still qualify for certain VA benefits.

How do I upgrade my discharge?

To get your discharge upgraded or your character of service changed, you will have to show that your discharge was “improper” or “inequitable.” Improper means factually incorrect or inconsistent with the law. Inequitable means inconsistent with the traditions and policies of the service.

Who qualifies for VA benefits for assisted living?

To qualify for Aid and Assistance, you must meet one of these additional medical requirements:Need the help of another person for everyday tasks like bathing and dressing.Are in a nursing home, due to a mental or physical incapacity such as Alzheimer’s disease.Are bedridden.Have specific eyesight limitations.

How long after VA claim closed will I get paid?

VA maintains that veterans should receive VA back pay within 15 days of the decision granting the retroactive benefits either through direct deposit or a check.

Is there a time limit to file a VA claim?

There is no statute of limitations to apply for veterans disability compensation or other VA benefits. However, you should file an application for benefits (article) as soon as possible after you are disabled. It can take the VA months or even years to grant you benefits.

What is the easiest VA disability to claim?

tinnitusHowever, tinnitus is among the easiest VA disability benefits to get approved. First, it’s subjective. There’s no definitive test for it….1.) TinnitusAnxiety.Depression.Meniere’s disease.Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)Hearing loss.Hypertension (high blood pressure)Head and neck conditions.

What is the VA 10 year rule?

Ten Year Rule) The 10 year rule is after 10 years, the service connection is protected from being dropped. Twenty Year Rule) If your disability has been continuously rated at or above a certain rating level for 20 or more years, the VA cannot reduce your rating unless it finds the rating was based on fraud.

What is the VA 5 year rule?

The five-year rule states that the VA can’t reduce a veteran’s disability that’s been in place for five years, unless the condition improved overtime on a sustained basis. The veteran will likely need to present medical evidence to prove the material improvement of their condition.