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It depends. In order to receive benefits for injuries from the Department an applicant must qualify for “active duty” status as discussed above, meaning they qualify for benefits and services of the Department. Secondly, an applicant for benefits must show that there is a disability, and that the disability is present as a result of service in the military. If your disability developed as a result of service during a period of war, or any time of peace after 1946, the disability will be determined to have resulted from military service. Other factors determining whether benefits can be received and the amount of those benefits include the time the disability became effective and the seriousness of the disability.
Therefore, if you are eligible for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and you are disabled because of an injury incurred or aggravated during military service, you will be able to collect benefits from the Department. You will be allowed to collect benefits for a certain period of time, depending on the seriousness of your injury, and the amount of benefits that can be received will be determined by the seriousness of the injury. Benefits can also be sought for contraction or aggravation of a disease.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified veteran's benefits lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local veteran's benefits attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.