Connecting Veterans to Their Benefits

Highlight - Individual Unemployability 

We are committed to empowering men and women from our Armed Forces, acting as their champion and making sure their dreams of a fruitful life come true.  Whether seeking compensation, pension, or benefits, we strive to assist veterans in their pursuit.

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Making a transition from active military to civilian life can be challenging. U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs provides a range of social supports, compensation and pension services that make reintegrating into the community simpler. Nothing is more important to us than giving back to those that served Honorably in the Armed Forces.

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The literature is very clear; a veteran who is in receipt of Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits may work as long as it is not considered substantially gainful employment. The employment a veteran holds must be considered “marginal employment.”  Substantially gainful employment is defined as employment at which non-disabled individuals earn their livelihood with earnings comparable to the particular occupation in the community where the veteran resides. Marginal employment is generally deemed to exist when a veteran’s earned income does not exceed the amount established by the U.S. Census Bureau as the poverty level for the veteran only. If a veteran is approved by the VA for IU, not only do they receive the 100% service-disabled rate of pay but they may also receive additional benefits including health insurance for their dependents, Property Tax Credit, a service-disabled Military ID card, access to military installations, and a $10,000 life insurance policy with a waiver on monthly premiums.

Highlight - Camp Lejeune Family Compensation 

A veteran may be eligible for VA Health Benefits if he/she served on active duty or lived on Camp Lejeune for 30 cumulative days or more between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. Veterans who are determined to be eligible will be able to receive VA health care benefits.  Moreover, care for qualifying health conditions is provided at no cost to the veteran (including copayments). Eligible family members receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred from the treatment of qualifying health conditions after all other health insurance is applied.

 

The qualifying health conditions recognized by the VA are: adult leukemia, aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, multiple myelomanon-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease.