HOW THE VETERAN COMPENSATION AND PENSION PROGRAM WORKS: AN OVERVIEW

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Veterans Benefits Attorney

 

 New Jersey Veterans disabled by injury or disease caused by or aggravated by their military service are eligible for compensation.  Wartime veterans who are totally disabled and have limited incomes are eligible for additional support through the VA’s pension program.  Currently, about 3 million veterans receive some type of compensation or pension.

Compensation Benefits for NJ Veterans

 For disability resulting from a personal injury suffered or disease contracted in the line of duty, or for the aggravation of a preexisting injury or disease caused in the line of duty, the United States will pay to the disabled veteran compensation however, no compensation can be paid if the disability is a result of the veteran’s own willful misconduct or the abuse of alcohol or drugs.”  An injury or disease is deemed to have occurred in the “line of duty” when it happened while the veteran was in active military, naval, or air service or on an authorized leave.  If the injury or disease is the result of the veteran’s own willful misconduct or abuse of alcohol or drugs, compensation cannot be awarded for that injury or disease.

Contact me personally today to discuss your New Jersey veteran’s benefits.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com/.

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