Veterans Compensation for Service-Connected Disability
To compensate veterans for disabilities incurred or aggravated during military service according to the average impairment in earning capacity such disability would cause in civilian occupations.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use; D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
Fiscal Year 2007
In FY 07, 2,789,490 disabled veterans received compensation. FY 08 estimate, 2,899,829 veterans; and FY 09 estimate, 3,014,841 veterans.
38 U.S.C. 1110, 1131.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Persons who have suffered disabilities resulting from service in the Armed Forces of the United States. The disability must have been incurred or aggravated by service in the line of duty. Separation from service must have been under other than dishonorable conditions for the period in which the disability was incurred or aggravated.
DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty".
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. An application (VA Form 21-526) may be obtained from any VA office or regional office (see Appendix IV of the Catalog) and submitted to the regional office. An application may be completed on-line at www.va.gov.
Awards are authorized at the regional office.
None, but it must be filed within one year after separation from service in order for entitlement to be established from the day following discharge; otherwise, entitlement is established only from the date of receipt of the claim.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Veterans Benefits Administration field offices.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420. Telephone: (202) 461-9700.
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 07$29,091,160,000.00; FY 08 est $32,456,880,000.00; FY 09 est $34,689,066,000.00; - (Direct Payments) FY 07 $29,091,160,000; FY 08 est $32,456,880,000; and FY 09 est $34,689,066,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
38 CFR 3.4; "Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents," VA Pamphlet 80-0-01, $5.00, available from Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. The stock number is: 051-000-00233-4.
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