How do I know if I am eligible for "Compensation"?

Service connection for a disability may be established in the following ways: 

  • Direct:  Service medical records show that the disabling condition was diagnosed during military service and the condition has continued to affect the Veteran.
  • Aggravation:  Evidence demonstrates that the disabling condition which existed prior to service was aggravated beyond normal progression during military service.
  • Presumptive:  Evidence demonstrates that the disability is one predetermined by the VA to be presumed for service connection by time, place and type of service.
  • Secondary:  Evidence demonstrates that the disability developed as a result of, or residual of, another service connected disability.
  • Injury as a Result of VA Medical Treatment:  This is a disability that the Veteran incurred, had aggravated or died from because of medical treatment at a VA Facility.

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1. How do I make an appointment?
2. When can I expect a return call/email?
3. What information do I need to begin?
4. How do I know if I am eligible for "Compensation"?
5. How do I know if I have any benefits?
6. Can I have my claim reconsidered even though it was denied in the past?
7. What is a Veteran Identification Card (VIC) and how do I get one?
8. Do I have to pay for medical services at the VA?
9. How do I get a ride to the VA for an appointment?
10. Are there any monetary burial benefits available?
11. Are my dependents eligible for any VA benefits when I die?
12. Are there any benefits for my dependents besides death benefits?