What Other Circumstances Affect Benefits?
If I Am Approved For Social Security Benefits, Will I Lose My VA Service-Connected Disability Benefits?
No. You are allowed by law to collect all of your Social Security Disability benefits and collect your full VA service-connected disability at the same time.
I Was Injured In An Automobile Accident While I Was On An Authorized Leave. Am I Eligible For Service-Connected Disability Benefits For Those Injuries?
Yes, you can file a claim for service connection if you were injured during an authorized leave. Injuries that occur off base, on leave time or under other circumstances such as in an auto accident while on authorized leave may be covered as “service-connected.” It is not necessary that your medical condition be related to combat or military duties.