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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.
### What sorts of conditions may qualify me for benefits, including compensation?

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
  • Ulcers
  • 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):

  • PTSD
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorder

Access the complete schedule of disabilities here.

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Please note: Content on this Web page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice or to be a comprehensive statement or analysis of applicable statutes, regulations, and case law governing this topic. Rather, it’s a plain-language summary. If you are seeking claims assistance, your local VA regional office, a VA-recognized Veterans Service Organization, or a VA-accredited attorney or agent can help. Search Accredited Attorneys, Claims Agents, or Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) Representatives.