From: Rita Files, Veteran Service Representative
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reducing the paperwork and expediting the process for veterans seeking compensation for disabilities related to their military service."These reductions in paperwork, along with other improvements to simplify and speed the claims process, symbolize changes underway to make VA more responsive to veterans and their families," VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said.
Disability compensation is a tax-free benefit paid to a Veteran for disabilities that are a result of - or made worse by - injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty training.
Pension is a benefit paid to wartime veterans with limited income, and who are permanently and totally disabled or age 65 or older. Read full article...