There are many disabilities and conditions that can qualify a Veteran for the benefits listed under the Veterans’ disabilities and warrant benefits, the most common of which are:
- Chronic Diseases – If a veteran was diagnosed with a tropical or chronic disease/ ailment that he (or she) has picked up within a certain timeframe after being discharged from service, then he can automatically qualify for the listed benefits as long as he can present the necessary medical documents to prove his case.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Most veterans who have been part of a prolonged intense combat, as well as prisoners of war who suffered from extreme anxiety and fatigue, are also qualified for a Veteran disability claim.
- Toxic Exposure – Many veterans may have been exposed to harmful toxic chemicals during their time of service. One of the most common among them is Agent Orange, a herbicide used in Vietnam. It is estimated that more than 100,000 were affected by Agent Orange, which has been associated with many health issues, such as certain types of cancers.
- Fibromyalgia – This is a disorder whose symptoms starts to show after a physical or post-traumatic trauma, infection, or surgery. It is characterized by the musculoskeletal pain along with sleep, fatigue, and memory problems.
If you are a veteran suffering from any of these mentioned above, immediately approach a skilled disability benefits lawyer to help you process your claims for benefits.