va disability

If you sustained a service-connected injury or developed an illness related to your military service, you could be entitled to disability payments through the VA. Any condition or combination of conditions could potentially qualify for some amount of compensation. Depending on the severity of the condition and how it impacts your ability to work and support yourself, the VA will rate your condition or conditions from 0 to 100 percent.

The Five Claims That Are Most Often Approved by the VA

There are several conditions that are frequently presented to the VA and which the VA approve. These include the following five:


Tinnitus is a condition that results in a persistent ringing in the ears and can be caused by exposure to loud noises like machinery, gunfire, and explosions. Because you are often still able to hear even with tinnitus, these claims frequently result in a lower disability rating, such as ten percent.

Knee Flexion Limitation

This injury affects your ability to bend and extend your knee, which can limit your range of motion. Walking or doing certain activities may be more challenging, but generally do not prevent you from using the affected knee. This injury, too, is frequently awarded a lower disability rating.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental condition characterized by frequent invasive and unwanted thoughts about a traumatic experience. Those who experience combat frequently suffer from PTSD, but others who are exposed to trauma like first responders and medical personnel may also develop PTSD. 

This condition can significantly affect your sleep and ability to concentrate and limit the sort of work you are able to perform. As a result, these claims often receive a higher disability rating and correspondently higher compensation.

Back Pain

There are many reasons why you might develop back pain, and there are varying severity levels of back pain. As a result, what you receive for your back pain claim may be more or less than another veteran who claims they suffer from service-connected back pain. However, in most cases back pain does not prevent you from holding a job or caring for yourself, and so you can expect a lower disability rating absent evidence of extreme impairment.

Get Assistance with Filing a VA Disability Claim in Georgia Today

No matter how your service has impacted you, if you believe you sustained an injury or other condition that now makes it more difficult for you to work, you may be entitled to disability benefits. To find out, contact Georgia VA disability claims law firm Coskrey Law and ask for a free case review.

We have helped numerous veterans in Georgia and beyond get the disability benefits they need and deserve for their service-related ailments and injuries. We are committed to helping you receive the maximum amount of compensation no matter what your condition might be.

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