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Gulf War Review

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Disability Compensation from VA

Like other Veterans, Gulf War Veterans with service connected

illnesses or injuries may be eligible for

monthly payments called disability compensation.

The disability must have been incurred or aggravated

during active military service. Furthermore, the

military service of the Veteran must have been

terminated through separation or discharge under

conditions that were other than dishonorable.

Disability compensation varies according to the degree of

disability and the number of dependents. Benefits are not

subject to Federal or state income tax. Receipt of military

retirement pay, disability severance pay, and separation

incentive payments, known as SSB and VSI (Special

Separation Benefits and Voluntary Separation Incentives),

may affect the amount of VA compensation paid.

Disability ratings range from 0 to 100 percent (in

increments of 10 percent). For example, in 2010, a

Veteran with a disability rating of 10 percent receives

$123 per month; a Veteran with disability rating of

50 percent gets $770 per month; and a Veteran with

no dependents who is totally disabled and evaluated at

100 percent receives $2,673 monthly.

Veterans with disability ratings between 30 and 100 percent

also may be eligible for monthly allowances for eligible

dependents. (The amount depends on the disability rating).

A Veteran who is in need of regular aid and attendance

of another person (including the Veteran's spouse), or

who is permanently housebound may be entitled to

additional benefits. VA must make that determination

before the Veteran can receive these benefits.

Veterans can apply for VA disability benefits by

completing and submitting VA Form 21-256, Veterans

Application for Compensation and Pension. If you

have any of the following materials, please attach them

to the application:

• Discharge or separation papers (DD-214 or

equivalent).

• Dependency records (marriage and children's birth

certificates).

• Medical evidence (doctor and hospital reports).

You can also apply on line through VA's Web site at

Other Benefits: In addition to the disability

compensation program, individual Veterans may be

eligible for the full range of other benefits offered

by VA, including education and training, vocational

rehabilitation, home loan guaranties, life insurance,

pension, burial benefits, and more. To learn more go

to www.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000.

This is a Typo and should read VA form 21-526

No need to look for a new form that does not exist.

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Stupid question, but where can I find this GW Review? Thanks Pete.....great info again, as always!

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I get them in the mail when they come out, I think they only come out once or twice a year.

I think you have to be registered on the Gulf War Registry, you can call the information help line and they should be able to assist you 1-800-749-8387

http://www.publichea...etter-jul10.pdf

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I get them in the mail when they come out, I think they only come out once or twice a year.

I think you have to be registered on the Gulf War Registry, you can call the information help line and they should be able to assist you 1-800-749-8387

http://www.publichea...etter-jul10.pdf

Thanks brotha! Appreciate it!

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