Veterans living in Texas or anywhere else in the United States may be entitled to disability benefits. This may be true if an individual incurs a disease or injury while serving in the military. Benefits may also be available to those who aggravated a medical condition by serving or developed health problems later in life that are related to their time in the armed forces. These benefits are tax-free to those who are eligible to receive them.
There are multiple types of benefits available, including Special Monthly Compensation (SMC). Individuals often receive this type of compensation after sustaining a serious injury, such as the loss of a limb. In some cases, this benefit is paid to the spouse or parent of a veteran who is injured in combat. It is designed to help injured members of the military pay for in-home help or other direct aid provided by another person.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a benefit paid out to survivors of those who died while in service or training. It can also be paid out to the families of individuals who died from an injury or illness related to their service. In addition, an injured or disabled veteran may be able to obtain housing grants and life insurance products designed specifically to meet their needs.
Members of the military and their families may benefit in many different ways from receiving veterans disability benefits. For instance, it may make it easier to pay for health care needs or help a spouse pay for expenses if his or her veteran husband or wife passes away. People who are interested in applying for benefits may want to talk with an attorney to learn more about their options. A lawyer may also be helpful for those who have been denied benefits to which they may actually have been entitled.