An issue that is of interest to many veterans is the filing a claim for disability benefits. The Veterans Benefits Administration is still accepting claims for disability compensation, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 28, VBA resumed in-person compensation and pension exams in some locations and plans to make them available in more locations when possible. If an in-person exam is not available yet, you can still submit private treatment records or request that VBA obtain those records on your behalf. You can always seek accredited assistance in completing claims and get more information assistance online.
Are you eligible for VA disability compensation?
You may be able to get VA disability compensation if you have a current illness or injury that affects your body or mind and you meet at least one of the requirements listed below:
Both of these must be true. You:
And at least one of these must be true. You:
Who is covered?
What if you received an other than honorable, bad conduct or dishonorable discharge?
If you received one of these discharge statuses, you may be eligible for VA disability benefits.
There are two ways you can try to qualify:
What conditions are covered by these benefits?
We thank all of our veterans, Native or not, male and female, for their service to this great nation, the United States of America! Migwetch (Thanks)!
Until further notice, our Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization has suspended our meetings and other activities until this pandemic crisis has passed. Be well, and God bless!
Daryl Talbot, Commander
CPN VA Representative: Andrew Whitham
CPN Office Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.