The Veterans Administration administers dozens of programs that veterans may be eligible to receive. But to obtain them veterans must first correctly apply using the requirements of evidence and other paperwork necessary to support their claims. Basically the evidence is needed to prove the veteran served in the military and if needed, that the veteran was diagnosed and treated for a disability. Veterans who feel they may need help may want to talk to one of the attorneys who specializes in help filing claims for VA benefits in Mansfield Ohio.

The VA operates one of the largest health care systems in the world to meet the needs of those who served in the military. No matter when veterans serve they may be eligible for health care at more than 1,700 clinics, hospitals or outpatient facilities across the country. Veterans may be assigned a primary care physician who they can see for free or a small co-payment after they have filed for VA benefits in Mansfield Ohio. The VA provides other special serves such as allowing veterans to receive their prescriptions through the mail or allow them to manage their healthcare with an online web portal account. Many veterans may also get reimbursed for their mileage when driving to their primary health care facility. Many VA clinics and hospitals have shuttle buses to help provide transportation to those veterans who may not be able to drive.

When a veteran has suffered a disability because of their service they may file for VA benefits in Mansfield to receive special medical care or compensation. Some veterans are entitled to the basic Disability Compensation program. It is awarded when veterans are 10% or more disabled because of an injury or illness that happened while in the service. The VA also gives the benefit when veterans have a post-service disability that is related to other disabilities they received while in the military. Another form of compensation called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation is given to a surviving spouse, child or parent. It is for the family of veterans who died while in the military or who died because of a service connected disability. Veterans who are disabled and who have special circumstances may apply for Special Monthly Compensation. It is awarded for veterans with special needs because of their disability. The compensation can also be awarded to the veteran’s spouse, surviving spouse or parents.