Do you have disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service? If so, you may be eligible for monthly benefits no matter when or where you served. To receive compensation, you must meet the following criteria:
- You have a current physical or mental disability.
- You incurred an injury or disease in service that caused a disability or aggravated a disability that existed prior to service.
- You are able to link your current disability to an injury or disease experienced during military service.
Examples of physical conditions and diseases that may qualify you for a disability rating (if determined to be service connected):
- Chronic back pain
- Significant loss of hearing
- Scar tissue
- Loss of range of motion
- Cancer (due to hazardous exposures)
- Traumatic brain injury
Examples of mental disorders and conditions that may qualify you for a disability rating (if determined to be service connected):
- Major depressive disorder
- Anxiety disorder