Albany County, New York
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The VA compensation program provides monthly benefits if a veteran is disabled because of an injury or disease incurred in or aggravated during military service, and for certain conditions which may develop after release from active duty if you were released from active military duty with an other than dishonorable discharge.
There is no time limit to apply for VA disability compensation. However, you are encouraged to apply within one year of your release from active duty as entitlement is established retroactively to the date of separation if your claim is filed within this period. The effective date of eligibility for benefits will be based upon the date of your claim if you apply beyond the one-year period.
A claim for compensation may be established by evidence showing that an injury or illness arose or became worse during service and that the veteran currently suffers from that difficulty.
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