Title 38 U.S.C. 1151 Claims
If you suffered an added disability while getting VA medical care or taking part in a VA program designed to help you find, get, or keep a job, you may be able to get compensation.
Can I get compensation from VA?
You can get compensation from VA if you have an added disability or an injury or disease got worse as a direct result of:
- VA carelessness or negligence, or
- VA medical or surgical treatment, or
- A VA health exam, or
- A VA vocational rehabilitation course (under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 31), or
- VA compensated work therapy (CWT)(under 38 U.S.C. 1718)
And the added disability wasn’t a reasonably expected result or complication of treatment.
What kind of benefits can I get?
How do I get these benefits?
You’ll need to apply for benefits. When you apply, you’ll have to show that the added disability happened because of VA medical care or a VA program designed to help you find, get, or keep a job. Apply for benefits.
We’ll award any compensation payments in the same way we would if your disability was related to your military service (a service-connected disability).