Veterans Benefits FAQ

What is NOVA?

May 15th, 2020||

The National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) was founded in 1994 and is exclusively composed of representatives of veterans. The organization identifies attorneys or representatives who are trained and qualified in VA law. Members are permitted to practice at the Court of Appeals for Veterans [...]

What is a pension?

May 15th, 2020||

Military pension benefits do not refer to retirement benefits. Pension benefits are, in fact, more similar to Supplemental Security Income (SSI). They are needs-based benefits issued to veterans who have at least 90 days of wartime service (including stateside service during a time of war) [...]

Who qualifies for compensation?

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To be eligible for compensation, a veteran must prove that he or she was discharged honorably, that there is medical evidence of current disability, that the disability occurred as a result of (or was aggravated by) military service, and a veteran must provide medical evidence [...]

What is compensation?

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Compensation is paid to a veteran due to a disability (or disabilities) if the injury or disease has occurred as a direct result of military service. The amount of compensation is not determined by need or time served but is determined by the extent of [...]

Who are veterans?

May 15th, 2020||

According to Veterans Affairs (VA), a vet is “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air services, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” The VA reserves the right to determine whether a veteran’s discharge and disability were [...]

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