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When most people think about combat disability, they think of PTSD. The advantage that combat veterans have when they claim PTSD if they have a diagnosis is that they don’t have to prove or corroborate their stressor. The VA concedes that if the veteran says it happened while they were engaged with the enemy, the VA acknowledges that stressor. The veteran does not have to prove that that stressor occurred, that event occurred. Other combat-related injuries can be tinnitus, hearing loss related to noise exposure during combat.
Now combat-related special compensation is a unique benefit provided to combat veterans. Suppose you’re a combat veteran and you served 20 years in the military and retire. In that case, you usually have to get above a 50% overall disability rating before you get a separate check-in in addition to your retirement check.
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