Veterans living in Mississippi are eligible for VA disability compensation if they suffer from a disability related to their military service. You can receive disability benefits by filing a claim with VA, but as some veterans have discovered, the process can be long and difficult. A veterans disability lawyer serving Mississippi at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help.

The veterans lawyers at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD are dedicated to helping veterans fight for VA disability benefits. For a free case evaluation, call 800-544-9144.

Mississippi VA Benefit Resources

Mississippi has a Regional Benefit Office located in Jackson and two VA Medical Centers located in Biloxi and Jackson.

Mississippi VA Regional Benefit Offices

Mississippi VA Medical Centers

Mississippi Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Mississippi VA Statistics

Nearly 200,000 veterans call Mississippi home, comprising just over 8 percent of the state’s population. At least 42,000 veterans in Mississippi receive VA disability benefits. Nearly 100,000 are enrolled in VA’s health care system, of which almost 70,000 have received treatment at a VA health care facility.

More than 41 percent of veterans in Mississippi are 65 years or older, and 14 percent are military retirees.

How to Receive VA Disability Benefits in Mississippi

At Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, we are dedicated to helping Mississippi veterans pursue the VA disability benefits to which they are rightfully entitled.

In order for service-connected compensation to be granted, you must demonstrate three things. First, you must show VA that you have a current, diagnosed condition.  Second, you must demonstrate that you experienced an event, illness, or injury during your military service. Third, you must establish a “nexus” between the two.

You Have a Current, Diagnosed Condition

To receive VA disability benefits, you must have a current, diagnosed condition.  Unlike the Social Security Administration’s SSDI benefits, VA does not require you to be totally disabled to receive benefits. You may receive VA benefits for a condition that is partially disabling.

You Experienced an Event, Illness, or Injury

You must demonstrate that you experienced an event, injury, or illness during your military service.

Establish a “Nexus”

A “nexus” is a connection between your current, diagnosed condition and the event, illness, or injury that occurred during service.  A nexus opinion must come from a qualified medical professional. A positive “nexus” opinion will state that it is “at least as likely as not” that your condition is due to your military service.

VA Disability Ratings

VA uses a numerical scale to rate how severe your condition is. Your combined disability rating determines how much you receive in monthly compensation. With a 100 percent disability rating, you receive the maximum amount of schedular benefits.

As of 2018, the current schedular amounts of VA disability compensation are as follows:

  • 10 percent disability rating: $136.24
  • 20 percent: disability rating: $269.30
  • 30 percent disability rating: $417.15
  • 40 percent disability rating: $600.90
  • 50 percent disability rating: $855.41
  • 60 percent disability rating: $1,083.52
  • 70 percent disability rating: $1,365.48
  • 80 percent disability rating: $1,587.25
  • 90 percent disability rating: $1,783.68
  • 100 percent disability rating: $2,973.86

What is TDIU?

Even if your combined disability rating is less than 100 percent, you may be eligible to receive the maximum schedular benefits. Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) provides veterans with monthly compensation equivalent to a 100 percent schedular rating. To be eligible for TDIU, you must be unable to secure and maintain substantially gainful employment as a result of your service-connected conditions.

Call 800-544-9144 Today To Speak with a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD Team Member

If you were denied VA disability compensation, the veterans lawyers serving Mississippi from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help.

To speak with a member of our team, call 800-544-9144.

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