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Resources for National Veterans & Military Families Month

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As November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, Daggett Shuler Law thanks all our Veterans and their Families for their service to our nation. The sacrifices that you continue to make are deeply appreciated by everyone here at Daggett Shuler.

In light of National Veterans and Military Families Month, let’s examine some of the benefits available to those who have become disabled in the course of their service. The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) provides an overview of Veterans Disability Compensation requirements.

Disability Defined

Veterans Disability Compensation is a tax-free benefit paid by the Veterans Administration (VA) to those who have been disabled as a result of injury or disease suffered while on active duty, during training, or under other conditions. The VA assigns a disability rating to those who have become disabled due to service-related conditions. Depending on the severity, veterans may be eligible for:

  • Priority Medical Care
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Specially Adapted Housing
  • Adaptive Automobile Equipment
  • State/Local Veterans Benefits
  • Disabled Veterans Insurance
  • Federal Employment Preferences
  • Exchange/Commissary Privileges
  • Clothing Allowances


According to the VA, veterans may be eligible for benefits if they have a qualifying condition and have served on active duty, active duty training, or inactive duty training and have a disability rating for an in-service, pre-service, or post-service disability claim. The amount of compensation awarded depends on the severity of the disability and number of dependents. Before you submit your application, a Veteran Service Officer can review your application to ensure the VA receives all required information. If available, attach the following to your application:

  • Discharge/Separation Papers (DD214/equivalent)
  • Dependency Records (marriage/birth certificates)
  • Medical Evidence (doctor/hospital reports)

Comparing VA and SSDI

VA Disability differs from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in how it is funded. SSDI is an insurance program funded by taxes paid by workers under the Self-Employment Contributions Act and the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. In contrast, Veterans Disability Compensation is not considered insurance. Instead, it is funded by the VA, rather than taxes paid by military personnel.

We Can Help.

If you are disabled due to a service-related condition, contact Daggett Shuler for help. An experienced disability attorney can handle all of the paperwork and details necessary to work to secure the disability benefits you may deserve.

If you have questions about disability benefits, or if your benefits claim has been denied, call Daggett Shuler at 336-724-1234. When you call, you will speak with a North Carolina Disability Attorney absolutely FREE. We will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you and fight hard to secure the benefits you deserve. 

Daggett Shuler Law – You Can Depend on Us.


I was seriously injured at work in June of 2016, requiring surgery and hardware to repair the damage done. My ego and ignorance of the law led me back to work after a long and painful recuperating span. After struggling to come to terms with the fact that I was not physically able to do the things I once could, circumstances and my son Tim led me to Daggett Shuler. They were very attentive as I explained my situation and very thorough in explaining my options and what I might expect in pursuing them. I was assigned to Chris Wilkie as my attorney and would be in contact with John Dillard throughout the process. Both gentlemen were complete professionals from start to finish and I would like to express my gratitude to them both and to the whole law firm. Their kindness and knowledgeable guidance now allows me to pursue the next chapter in my life with financial stability no longer an issue. I would recommend Daggett Shuler to anyone in need of legal services. I would also recommend that you do not wait like I did but contact them immediately because the sooner you speak with them, the sooner you will be at ease knowing what to expect and that you have a great team on your side. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!!

William Gribble