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Veterans Disability Benefits: How Long Do They Last?

Serving in the military is physically demanding to the point where the physical strain can lead to a disability, or the strenuous activity exacerbates an existing disability. When a military service member becomes disabled as a result of their military service, they have the option to apply for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Eligibility for VA Disability Benefits 

To be eligible for VA disability benefits, a service member needs to file an official application and submit proof of service. In addition, there needs to be evidence of a service-connected disability. This may be a disability that occurred in the line of duty, one that made an existing condition worse, or a disability that did not arise until after discharge.

How Long Veterans Disability Benefits Typically Last

Once you are approved for VA benefits, then you will continue to receive benefits as long as your disability continues. In other words, if you continue to have a condition – such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or hearing loss – that was connected in some way to your service, then you will continue to receive disability benefits.

In some instances, a veteran may receive benefits for life because of a service-connected disability that never improves. However, the VA may reevaluate or reexamine your case. This may result in an increase, decrease, or no change to your disability rating. If your rating is changed, then it will likely affect the amount of benefits that you receive.

Contact an Experienced VA Disability Benefits Law Firm

At Bross & Frankel, our disability benefits law firm works tirelessly on behalf of veterans throughout New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. We work hard to help our clients get the highest possible disability rating so that they can obtain maximum benefits for their injury. Contact us today to schedule a free claim review with our Cherry Hill veterans’ benefits law firm.


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