VA Benefits in Brief. Disability Compensation. Pension. Education & Training. Health Care. Home Loan Guaranty. Burial & Memorial Benefits. Life Insurance. VA Benefits in Brief. Service Connected Disability Compensation.
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Burial & Memorial
Service Connected Disability Compensation
Determining Degree of Disability
Permanent and Total Disability or Age 65 and Older
Means-based with income
Limits set by Congress
Maximum Annual Payment Rate for a veteran with no dependents is $11,181
2.9 Million – Receiving Compensation Benefits
216,957 – Receiving Pension
and commenced on November 26, 2007 in the
National Capital Region
The pilot has three principal concepts:
Single disability examination based upon VA examination templates and worksheets that will be utilized by DoD in the Medical Evaluation/ Physical Evaluation Board process and by VA in the disability evaluation process
A single disability rating by VA that is binding upon both agencies
Expeditious payment of VA benefits on the first day allowed by law after a member is separated from service.
Single examination MOA signed by VA and DoD on
November 6, 2007Disability Evaluation System (DES)
are performed at the VAMC Washington, DC.
Servicemembers enrolled in the pilot = 666
Servicemembers referred to VA = 585
Proposed disability ratings completed = 157
Servicemembers separated and in receipt of VA compensation benefits = 27
Average number of examinations per service member = 4Disability Evaluation System (DES)
Over 1.5 million GWOT Service Members Deployed since Hostilities began
919,516 GWOT Veterans Discharged thru Feb 2008
274,840 VA Claims Decisions Completed for GWOT Veterans
Ten Most Frequent Service Connected Disabilities for GWOT Veterans
Average Combined Degree of Disability for GWOT Veterans Awarded Service Connection