Veterans Self Help Guide

Veterans Claims Information

[This article is currently being revised April 2015)

To receive compensation, you must have all of the following:

A current physical or mental disability. (List of disabilities rated by the VA 38CFR4 Schedule for Rating Disabilities)
An injury or disease in service that caused a disability or aggravated a disability that existed prior to service.
An important point to make here is that if the military said you were fit to serve and did not note any existing conditions. The Presumption of Soundness goes to the veteran.