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Veterans' benefits come from a variety of claim types

The men and women who served our country deserve to get the benefits due to them when they need help. These benefits are often administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. There are different types of claims that are possible through the VA. Our readers in Texas might be interested in learning more about the different types of claims.

The claims for VA disability payments can often be sought before the person gets out of the military. People who are still serving in the military can file claims up to 180 days prior to their separation or retirement date.

Disability claims can be made for disabilities that were the result of the military service, conditions diagnosed prior to military service that were worsened by military duty and conditions that manifest after military service that are attributed to military service. Each of these serves a special purpose to ensure that the service members can get as much help as possible when they need help. They all require certain documentation to prove the claim is warranted.

There are also special circumstances that could lead to disability claims. This can occur in a variety of instances. One such instance would be if someone requested a temporary 100 percent disability rating because he or she had surgery due to a condition caused by a service-related injury.

Knowing what programs you qualify for can be difficult. Knowing the ins and outs of the programs, as well as how to file your claims correctly, is vital if you want to get the benefits you deserve in the most timely manner possible.

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, "Types of Claims" Dec. 16, 2014

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