What Are VA Disability Benefits?

VA Disability

What Are VA Disability Benefits?

Veterans who become disabled while serving in the U.S. military are eligible for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


According to the VA,  a veteran must have a documented medical condition that is related to “circumstances of military service” to receive VA Disability Compensation. This includes: an injury or illness that occurred while serving on active duty or inactive duty training, a pre-existing condition that was made worse due to service, or a disability that developed after service but is proven to be service-connected. In addition, the veteran must have been discharged in any condition but dishonorable.

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Discharge papers (DD214)
  • Medical Records
  • Service Treatment Records
VA Disability

How to Apply

Contact a Qualified Professional

Veterans may apply for VA Disability Compensation or a disability rating increase with the help of an attorney. Disability lawyers will obtain all necessary medical evidence and assist with the required forms.

Victory Disability has assisted thousands of veterans with their VA Disability claims. To get started, contact us at 866-350-7229. To read what our clients have to say, visit Victory Disability’s Better Business Bureau Reviews.


Apply online using an eBenefits account.

By mail or in person

Begin by downloading the Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits Form. Print the form then answer each section to completion. Submit the application at your local VA office, or mail it to the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

Veterans interested in applying for Social Security disability benefits with the help of Victory Disability should call 1-866-350-7229 or take our free Vets Disability Guide evaluation to find out if you qualify now.