Service Connected Injuries

Service members who suffer injury in the course of military duty are entitled to disability compensation. Service-related disabilities may be physical impairments, psychological disorders, serious illness or a combination of conditions.

The Veterans Administration recognizes the following list of conditions as having developed in veterans because of their active service in the military.

Psychiatric Disability

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arising from combat-related stress or from non-combat events, including PTSD in female veterans
  • Other mental impairments such as depression, anxiety or mood disorders

Physical Injuries

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) from concussion symptoms to profound brain damage
  • Back, neck and spinal injuries from lumbar strains to herniated disk to spinal cord injury
  • Knee, leg and arm injuries from damaged cartilage to surgical repair
  • Amputation or lost use of limbs or lost function
  • Gunshot and shrapnel wounds injuries from bullets, grenades, IEDs
  • Hearing loss or inner ear injury, prolonged noise exposure, or proximity to explosions
  • Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

Illness From Exposures

  • Agent Orange – cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes and other exposure illness
  • Gulf War Syndrome – chronic multi-symptom impairments
  • Heart disease from herbicides, toxic waste, stress and many factors