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Benefit Details
Veterans' Compensation for Service-Connected Disabilities
Managing Agency Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/

Program Description

The Veterans Administration (VA) provides eligible disabled Veterans with VA Disability Compensation, a monthly tax-free payment whose amount will depend on the degree of the Veteran's disability.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have a service-connected disability resulting from injury or disease that was incurred in or aggravated by your active military service.

Compensation may also be paid to certain Veterans who were disabled from VA health care or while participating in VA Vocational Rehabilitation or Compensated Work Therapy programs.

Your service length is not considered when the VA determines your eligibility.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To complete an application, use VA Form 21-526, "Veteran's Application for Compensation or Pension." You can complete the application online at:
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/

For more specific information, visit:
http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/benefits/factsheets/

Program Contact Information

If you have questions:
  • Visit the Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) website to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question on-line
  • Call 1-800-827-1000
  • Call 1-800-829-4833, if you are hearing impaired
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