The Veterans Administration makes disability payments as a function of the severity of a veteran’s service-related condition. In 2022, single veterans who have no dependents and who are deemed to be 100% disabled will qualify for a tax-free monthly payment of $3,332.06. A severely-disabled veteran can qualify for this maximum payment, but the qualification process can be extremely challenging.
The lawyers at Marc Whitehead & Associates respect and honor the sacrifice that our veterans have made for our country, and we dedicate our efforts to helping servicemen and women who have sustained disabling injuries get the maximum benefits that they deserve.
How can a veteran get 100% disability?
A 100% disability rating implies that the veteran is impaired to the point of being unable to hold any regular employment, maintain relationships with family or loved ones, and handle basic daily tasks such as bathing and preparing meals without third-party help. The VA will look at all available evidence to assess a veteran’s disability rating, including:
- Medical records and reports from both personal and VA physicians
- Verified statements from family and friends attesting to the veteran’s disabilities and limitations
- Journal entries in which the veteran describes his or her daily challenges
- Receipts for services that the disabled veteran is required to procure to meet his or her daily needs.
A veterans benefits attorney can help a disabled veteran to organize and present this evidence in a manner that can improve the veteran’s chances of receiving the highest possible disability rating.
Can a veteran get a temporary 100% disability rating?
As with disability insurance in the private sector, a disability designation under VA standards can be temporary or permanent. A veteran might qualify for a temporary 100% disability, for example:
- Upon discharge from service with a disability that renders any near-term employment inadvisable
- Where the veteran is hospitalized for an extended period to treat a service-related injury or condition
- If the veteran requires an extended period of recuperation from surgery for an injury sustained while he or she was on active duty.
How do multiple disabilities affect a veteran’s disability rating?
It is not unusual for veterans to experience post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions that are secondary to the primary injury that resulted in the veteran’s primary disability. Under these circumstances, the VA utilizes a combined disability rating table to establish a veteran’s total disability rating. The VA’s calculations in that table do not simply add the ratings for each verified disability but combine and adjust them to arrive at a final rating that is typically less than the sum of each separate disability.
Call the Law Offices of Marc Whitehead & Associates
The Veterans Administration does a remarkable job of serving the needs of the country’s veteran population, but it receives an overwhelming volume of disability applications every day. Within that environment, a disability application that is incomplete or inaccurate can be denied, or the veteran might be assigned a lower disability rating than he or she deserves.
To get your VA disability benefits application to stand out and to qualify for the highest possible disability rating, including 100% disability, call the Law Offices of Marc Whitehead & Associates before you file your application. Our Veterans Administration disability attorneys represent disabled servicemen and women throughout the United States. We appreciate your efforts on behalf of the United States and we promise to devote the same attention to your case that you devoted to our country.