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Medical conditions covered by VA disability benefits

On Behalf of | May 24, 2019 | Veterans' Issues

There are many veterans in Georgia and they have provided a tremendous service to their country and sacrificed a lot in doing so. It can be very difficult being away from friends and family for extended periods of time. They are also often times in dangerous situations and are risking their lives when performing their duties. Many also suffer injuries as well while in service. These injuries also can last much longer than just their time in the military and the injuries could affect them for a very long time and sometimes the rest of their lives.

These injuries can be very costly as well as they may require extensive medical treatment. However, veterans may be entitled VA disability benefits to help pay for these costs. The benefits cover many different injuries and illnesses. These include chronic back pain, breathing problems, hearing loss, lost of movement, cancer, ulcers, scar tissue, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, depression, anxiety and many others.

In order to eligible to receive benefits for these conditions, the injury or illness must be connected to their service. This can include injuries and illnesses that originated while in service or preexisting injuries and illnesses that were made worse during one’s time in the service. Also, the veteran must have received an honorable discharge. If their discharge was dishonorable or for bad conduct, the veteran would not be eligible for benefits. If the veteran meets the eligibility requirements, they need to go through the application process for the benefits.

Many veterans in Georgia were injured while in service and need continued medical treatment after discharge. This can be very costly, but many veterans are also eligible for VA disability benefits which can help pay for the medical costs and other costs associated with the injury or illness. The application process can be long and confusing though and consulting with an experienced attorney could be beneficial.


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