The VA compensation program provides monthly benefits to veterans who are disabled because of an injury or disease incurred in or aggravated during military service and for certain conditions that may develop after release from active duty. Benefits are authorized based upon the severity of the claimed disability(ies). If service-connected disabilities are evaluated as 30 percent or more, veterans are entitled to additional allowances for dependents. Contact the State Veterans Service Offices for more information on federal VA compensation and pensions.
For more information about your legal rights as a veteran, please contact the Veterans Legal Assistance Project at Legal Services of New Jersey by calling LSNJ’s statewide, toll-free legal hotline, LSNJ-LAW™, at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Outside of New Jersey, please call 732-572-9100 and ask to be transferred to the hotline.
This information last reviewed 2/18/10.