Service Connection

Service connection, also known as VA disability compensation, is a monthly tax-free benefit awarded to a Veteran who sustained an injury during their military service.

There is no time limit to file a claim for service connection, and some Veterans don’t begin suffering from medical symptoms until several years after their military discharge. Because of this, sometimes Veterans face difficulty due to a lack of proper service or medical records documenting an injury.

Service Connection

Types of Service Connection

VA could grant service connection in five different ways:

  1. Direct Service Connection 

  2. Secondary Service Connection

  3. Presumptive Service Connection

  4. Service Connection for an Aggravated, Pre-Existing Condition

  5. Service Connection Caused by VA Treatment or Vocational Rehabilitation

If you are a Veteran seeking service connection, you need to submit an initial claim for disability compensation; you can do so here

Denied Service Connection

If VA denies a claim for service connection, the Veteran can appeal that decision within one year of the date on the Rating Decision.

If you’ve received an unfavorable decision from VA, Bergmann & Moore may be able to help. 

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