VA Disability Compensation

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Learn More about VA Disability Compensation

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers lots of information, including:

Get Help

Applying for VA benefits and proving that you have a right to them can be hard. It’s important to get qualified help from someone who knows the system and regulations:

Apply for VA Disability Compensation

You can:

  • Submit your application online (typically the fastest way to apply) by answering a few questions at and then following the instructions.
  • Complete VA Form 21-526EZ, the Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits, and submit it with copies of your service treatment records to the VA's Detroit Regional Office.
  • Go to the VA's Detroit Regional Office and have a VA employee assist you. Bring copies of any records needed to support your claim.

Benefits Planning Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or DAC benefits, and you're looking for a job, a trained Benefits Planner can help you avoid problems with your job plan. If you need help or have questions about your situation, you can call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST.

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