What does it mean to have a “service-connected” disability?

To be eligible for VA disability benefits, your disability must be “service-connected.” This means that your injury or disease was sustained or aggravated during active military service.

Almost any injury, illness, or condition that was sustained or made worse during your military service can be considered service-connected. If your claim was denied, an experienced VA disability benefits attorney can review your case and help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to receive.