Filing disability claims with the Dept of Veterans Affairs is tricky.Getting documentation together for one disability claim can be a full-time job.Lone parents, Disabled, etc, seek advice.5 not be on strike6 not have over 16,000 in capital (this includes, savings, investments, and property that is not the main home, some property can be ignored, seek advice,)7 have income of less than their needs.As well as all of the above the claimant must fit into at least one of the following.1 be unfit for work due to illness or disability (existing claims pre Oct 2008)Or2 be a lone parent, responsible for a child under5 from October 2011, and have no partner.Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension is a weekly payment to the husband, wife or civil partner of a deceased person.
K.2 be 16 or over and under Pension Age3 not be doing 16 or more hours of paid work, per week, (if you have a partner then they must not be doing 24 hours or more paid work per week) there are many people who are allowed to work over these hours and remain entitled to Income Support, Carers, Disabled, Childminders, etc seek advice.4 not be in full-time education, again many exceptions to this rule, e.g.
If you have savings in more than one scheme you'll need to get this information from each pension provider or scheme administrator.
If you can't get these details from your pension provider or scheme administrator you can use the pension input amount calculator to estimate the figures.
VA compensation is a good thing, but it’s too bad disability compensation is such a racket. I hand wrote my initial application for disability compensation without reviewing my Service Medical Records (SMR).
My claim led with the statement: “see supporting medical documentation in my file.” This was dumb.