Veterans Disability Questions and Answers.
Below you will find questions that are commonly asked about veterans disability benefits.
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- What is Veterans Compensation?
- What is Veterans Pension?
- What is definition of veteran for disability case? A Person who served in the active military, naval or air
services, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
- What is Dependent Benefits?
Children and Widows can receive compensation and pension if certain conditions are met.
- What is a Regional Office
or RO? There are RO through out the country about one in every state. This is were the original application is
filed. A determination of the application is made here. If a veteran disagrees with the rating decision the vet
can ask for a review of the decision at the RO.
- What is the Board of Veterans Appeals or BVA? This is made
up of Administrative Law Judges. If you are unsatisfied with RO decision you can appeal to the BVA. The BVA can
review new evidence if the veteran waived consideration of that new evidence at the RO. This stage can take two years
or more to get a decision.
- What is Court of Veterans Claims or CAVC? Federal Court that hears appeals from
- In a compensation claim what is meant by "nexus"? There must be a connection between the current
medical condition to an in service disease, injury or event.
- What is a Rating Decision? Decision issued
by the RO and will address service connection, percentage of disability and date of eligibility.
- What is Notice of
Disagreement or NOD? If the veteran wants to appeal a rating decision he or she files a NOD with the Regional Office.
is a Statement of the Case or SOC? When a NOD is filed with the RO the RO will issue a Statement of the Case.