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Medical Conditions That Are Eligible for Veterans Disability Compensation Claims

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When you have illnesses or injuries that started or got worse during the time when you were serving in the military, then you are eligible for Veterans disability compensation.

The Following Conditions Apply:

• You got injured or sick while serving in the military and your health condition can be linked to the time you served in the military.

• You had an injury or illness prior to joining the military, and the condition was aggravated during the time of your service.

· Who is covered?

• Veterans

• Qualifying dependants

· What kind of disability benefits can I expect?

• Health care benefits

• Compensation (monthly payments)

Do not attempt to file your claim on your own if you are unsure about the processes involved when dealing with the VA. Avoid making errors that may result in your claim being denied or resulting in an undesirable disability rating.

When you are filing a claim for veterans disability compensation claim, it is of vital importance to get into contact with a Rhode Island attorney for Vets to assist you with filing your claim correctly and timeously to better your chances of a favourable outcome.

Conditions linked to military service that you may be eligible to receive benefits for:

• Chronic back pain is resulting from a diagnosed back disability.

• Respiratory problems resulting from a lung condition or lung disease.

• Severe hearing loss

• Loss of eyesight

• Scar tissue

• Loss of motion (difficulty to move)

• Ulcers

• Cancers associated with coming into contact with toxic chemicals

• Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

• Depression

• Anxiety

More Information About Disability Benefits For Certain Military-Related Conditions

Prisoners Of War

Veterans who were prisoners of war and suffered ailments such as anxiety, post-traumatic osteoarthritis and frostbite are presumed to have a connection between the injury and the period of military service. Individuals that were prisoners for more than thirty days and developed conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, malnutrition, osteoporosis and liver cirrhosis are presumed to have a service connection.


Veterans who were exposed to radiation during their military service (nuclear testing) and have developed certain cancers. Or veterans that were exposed to herbicide agents such as Agent Orange and developed diseases or disabilities such as prostate cancer, multiple myeloma or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are presumed to have a service connection.

Gulf war

Chronic symptoms and health concerns that lasts for longer than six months may also be presumed as service-connected for veterans who served during the Gulf war.

Post-Traumatic Stress

A veteran applying for disability benefits applying to PTSD does not need to provide evidence of traumatic events that caused the condition, as the VA has streamlined rule for this disorder. However, the veteran must have a confirmed PTSD diagnosis from a VA psychiatrist or psychologist confirming that the disorder is linked to an event that caused the condition. The event must be related to terrorist activity or fear of hostile military and was likely to have happened during the veteran’s time of service.

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