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VA disability benefits are available to every veteran with a service-related disability. Nevertheless, some claims are approved more quickly than others-especially when you work with an experienced veterans benefits attorney to ensure that your application is prepared correctly and that you have provided all of the necessary proof of your condition.
An individual with tinnitus hears a humming, buzzing, hissing, or clicking in their ears when external noise is not present. Because the condition is only rated at 10%, it is a relatively low-value claim even if both ears are affected. However, veterans with other service-connected disabilities may achieve the threshold needed for Total Disability Individual Unemployment (TDIU) benefits by receiving approval for tinnitus.
Joint and muscle problems that limit the range of motion and cause pain are included in this category of VA disability benefits. These are mostly low- or moderate-valued claims. Veterans who file these claims are often afflicted by secondary conditions such as traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and medication side effects.
Mental Health Conditions
There is a broad range of disabilities in this category, such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, somatic disorder, etc. Because mental health conditions are typically rated at 30% or more, they are considered high-value claims, unlike tinnitus and musculoskeletal conditions.
Due to the scarring being readily visible and impossible to dispute, scaring claims are fairly easy to get approved. It depends on the size and location of the scar, whether it is rated as 10%, 30%, or 80%. A veteran may be eligible for a secondary disability under the musculoskeletal category if scarring limits their leg, arm, neck, or back mobility.
It is presumed that presumptive disorders are service-related and need no additional proof to qualify. In addition to diabetes, heart disease, and a few forms of cancer, presumptive disorders depend on when you served.
Applying for Social Security benefits can be an overwhelming process. If you are interested in seeking SSDI benefits, check out our article on what you should do if your SSDI check is late. To learn more, visit DisabilityHelp.org today!