Lawyers.com Answers: What are the eligibility requirements for disability compensation from the VA?

Partially or fully disabled veterans who suffered injuries or contracted diseases while on active duty are entitled to “service-connected” disability compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA benefits are also available when active-duty military service has made injuries or illnesses worse. All veterans, except those who received an other-than-honorable discharge, can qualify. A VA-certified disability attorney in your area can answer your specific eligibility questions.