What makes a person eligible for veterans’ disability compensation?

You’re eligibility for veterans’ disability compensation depends on the relationship between your physical or emotional disability and your time in-service. Typically for physical things, it will be an injury while serving. Sometimes an injury doesn’t seem serious at the time, but the injury develops more seriously as you age. Or, it can be a mental or emotional problem that becomes more severe after leaving the military.

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Broome County Bar Association