After fighting for years to get a well-deserved 100 percent VA rating, veterans may be curious to know what they receive.
It may be a good idea to start with monetary compensation. A single veteran with no dependents who has a 100% Disabled Veteran Benefits was entitled to receive $2,973.86 per month in 2017. The difference between 100 percent and 90 percent is substantial. The same person with a 90 percent rating will receive $1,783.68 (roughly $1,200 less per month).
Veterans with a 100 percent VA rating meet the eligibility requirements for Health Care Priority Group 1 (no co-payments required). The VA health benefits package includes:
Learn more about VA health benefits here.
Veterans with a total disability rating may request a property tax waiver. Each state may have different qualification requirements, so you should check the laws in yours.
Veterans may also qualify for free vehicle registration depending on where they live.
There are numerous conditions that fall into the category of special monthly compensation such as loss of or loss of use of specific organs and/or extremities.
If a veteran has a 100 percent rating and is housebound or in need of aid and attendance, he may qualify for additional compensation above and beyond the 100 percent rate.
Special Monthly Compensation can also be granted for those with housebound status. If you are unable to leave your home because of service-connected disabilities, you may be entitled to this benefit. You’ll need a letter from your doctor or from family members attesting that you are indeed housebound.
To qualify for housebound SMC benefits, you must have at least one disability rated at 100 percent, either schedular or with individual unemployability, with at least one additional, unrelated disability rated at 60 percent or more.
Veterans with a total disability rating may apply for a waiver of premiums and supplemental insurance coverage of up to $30,000.
Berry Law Firm was founded in 1965 by John Stevens Berry Sr., Vietnam War veteran and trial attorney. We are proud to have many military veterans among our attorneys and staff who understand what it means to serve and know firsthand the struggles many of our clients face every day.
If you believe you qualify for a 100 percent rating, please contact Berry Law Firm today. We may be able to assist you.
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