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VA Disability Compensation and Disability Pension
Veteran’s Disability Compensation is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is intended to compensate veterans for loss of quality of life and civilian employability. To qualify, an individual must be a veteran. The VA defines a veteran as “a…
Can I Receive Payments From the DoD and the VA for the Same Disability?
In short, probably not. The two programs usually offset each other. Thus, you may generally only receive benefits from one program. However, for some veterans there are exceptions.
What are the Major Differences between DoD and VA Disability Benefits?
Here are some important differences between DoD disability retirement benefits and VA disability benefits. Understanding these differences may help you sort out the benefits puzzle.