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If you are a veteran living in Wisconsin with a current disability you believe to be due to your military service, you might be eligible to receive disability benefits from VA. The process of applying and getting approved for these benefits, however, can unfortunately be challenging for a lot of veterans.

The VA disability attorneys at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD help veterans who have been denied benefits. A veterans disability lawyer serving Wisconsin may be able to help you appeal a previous denial from VA. For a free phone consultation to determine how we can help, call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at 800-544-9144.

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Wisconsin VA Statistics

As of 2016, Wisconsin has:

  • More than 373,000 veterans living in the state, making up nearly 9 percent of the state’s population
  • Almost 70,000 veterans receiving VA disability compensation
  • Nearly 170,000 veterans enrolled in VA’s health care system and more than 122,000 who have sought treatment at least once in a VA facility

How to Receive VA Disability Compensation in Wisconsin

To receive service-connected disability compensation in Wisconsin, you must apply directly to VA. For your service connection claim to be successful, it must show three things: one, the diagnosis of a current disability; two, a specific event, injury, or illness during your military service; and three, a nexus, or a link, between the two.

Diagnosis of a Disabling Medical Condition

To qualify for service-connected disability benefits, VA requires a diagnosis of a current condition. The diagnosis must be made by an appropriate healthcare provider.

An Event, Injury, or Illness During Your Military Service

To receive benefits, you also must show evidence of a specific event, injury, or illness during your military service.  Examples of an in-service event could be a combat mission, a training exercise, an injury in a workout facility on base, or exposure to toxic chemicals or herbicides.

A Nexus Between Your Military Service and Current Diagnosis

You must show a connection, or a “nexus,” between the in-service event and your current diagnosis. For instance, if you are applying for disability benefits for hearing loss, you could use your military service records to show how service in a combat zone exposed you to repeated gunfire and explosive blasts that caused your hearing loss.

Speak to your treating healthcare provider about providing documentation that you can submit with your claim.

VA Disability Compensation Levels

VA determines the amount of disability compensation based on the severity of your condition. The more severe the symptoms of your condition, the higher your assigned disability rating will be.  Your assigned disability ratings for each of your conditions are used by VA to determine your combined disability rating.  Combined disability ratings range between 0 and 100 percent in increments of 10.  Each rating corresponds to a monthly compensation amount.  As long as your combined rating is 10 percent or higher, you can receive compensation benefits.

As of 2019, here is VA disability compensation schedule:

  • 10 percent disability rating:  $140.05 per month
  • 20 percent disability rating:  $276.84 per month
  • 30 percent disability rating:  $428.83 per month
  • 40 percent disability rating:  $617.73 per month
  • 50 percent disability rating:  $879.36 per month
  • 60 percent disability rating:  $1,113.86 per month
  • 70 percent disability rating:  $1,403.71 per month
  • 80 percent disability rating:  $1,631.69 per month
  • 90 percent disability rating:  $1,833.62 per month
  • 100 percent disability rating:  $3,057.13 per month

With a rating of 30 percent or higher, you become eligible to receive additional compensation for dependents living in your home.

Call 800-544-9144 Today for a Free VA Disability Case Consultation With Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD

The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities get the compensation they rightly deserve.  We offer a free consultation to determine if one of our veterans disability lawyers serving Wisconsin can help you.

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


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