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Benefit overview

Some wounded warriors have disabilities that are not on the Department of Veterans Affairs list as being linked to military service. But these individuals may still be eligible for disability compensation (payments) or other benefits.

How this benefit helps

If you’re a veteran with a disability that the VA has concluded is the result of an illness or injury caused — or made worse by — your active-duty service (called a service-connected disability), you may be able to get special compensation.

How to access this benefit

Visit the VA’s Special Claims page to learn more about the circumstances and disabilities that may qualify you for compensation or other benefits.

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