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VA BENEFITS

Medical Benefits

Medical Benefits

In the three decades following the Vietnamese War, after dissatisfaction with the VA medical system being underfunded, the VA developed a larger, more efficient healthcare system in the United States. The VA medical system takes care of around 5.3 million patients a year with about two-thirds of physicians practicing in …

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Elgibility and Enrollment

VA Medical Care Eligibility and Enrollment As clarified in Chapter 2, a military discharge characterization that the VA determines is other than dishonorable is compulsory in order to receive VA medical care through the healthcare system. Before comprehending priority groups a veteran is applicable to, how and where to enroll, …

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Addressing Financial Concerns

Addressing-Financial-Concerns

To receive VA medical benefits after enrolling, contingent to multiple influences, a veteran may have to pay a part of their costs. In some situations, no fee is required by the veteran, as it is wholly paid for by the VA, while in other cases the VA could pay the …

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Eligibility

eligibility

Harsh environments, long durations traveling, hazards of combat, and exposure to potentially threatening germs or chemicals are inherent factors in being employed with the military. Enlisted members run the risk of sustaining injury, medical conditions, or disabilities that could be lifelong and disrupt an individual’s capacity in finding employment outside …

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Amounts Paid For Disability Compensation

Amounts-Paid-For-Disability-Compensation

Veterans are eligible for monthly disability compensation that is tax-free if they have a disability rating allocated by the VA for a service-related condition (“Determining disability rating”). These benefits vary from $117 to $2,527 per month as of 2008 contingent upon the level of disability. Compensation for dependents such as …

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Updating Your Home

Updating Your Home to Accommodate Your Disability Government programs exist for veterans that have sustained a disability while serving that require in-home accommodation. There are four dominant grant programs developed in order to assist disabled veterans with required in-home altercations: The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant The Special Home Adaption …

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Applying to the Correct Place

Applying to the Correct Place

Based on the particular benefits the veteran is applying for determines the paperwork they require, where they can receive it, and where they need to send it. VA disability compensation or pension To receive a VA disability compensation or VA pension, attach available copies of dependency records validating marriage, child …

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Retainer vs. Retired

Military retirement pay differs from civilian retirement pay systems in that there’s no vesting, no matching funds, no interest, and no special retirement accounts. Military retirees abide by a code of laws particular to them called the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which enables them to be court-martialed for …

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Estimating Retirement Pay

Estimating Retirement Pay

Retirees can qualify for different kinds of pay in relation to their position during service. Estimating retirement pay can be a hassle without all of the proper information handy. Difference kinds of military pay include: Combat pay Subsistence allowance Housing allowance Hazardous duty pay Flight pay Jump pay Sea pay …

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Organizing Medical Retirement

Organizing Medical Retirement

Military medical authorities can determine whether or not medical retirement is appropriate for an enlisted member in relation to a significant injury or illness that hinders a career. Medical evaluation boards If a condition is considered by a military doctor to inhibit the fulfillment of a member’s military duties, they …

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