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Benefits / Financial Resources - Overview
If you are struggling financially, you can benefit from learning about income supports provided by the VA and DoD, as well as needs-based benefits available to the general public.
Examples of VA and DoD benefits:
Can I get both Social Security Disability Benefits and VA or DoD benefits?
What are the Major Differences between DoD and VA Disability Benefits?
Here are some important differences between DoD disability retirement benefits and VA disability benefits. Understanding these differences may help you sort out the benefits puzzle.
Can I Receive Payments From the DoD and the VA for the Same Disability?
In short, probably not. The two programs usually offset each other. Thus, you may generally only receive benefits from one program. However, for some veterans there are exceptions.
VA Disability Compensation and Disability Pension
Veteran’s Disability Compensation
Veteran’s Disability Compensation is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is intended to compensate veterans for loss of quality of life and civilian employability. To qualify, an individual must be a veteran.
DoD Disability Compensation and Severance
The Department of Defense provides two types of disability compensation: Permanent Disability Reitrement and Temporary Disability Retirement. They also provide something known as Disaiblity Severance Pay.
A. Permanent Disability
Permanent disability is available for individuals: