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64.109 Veterans Compensation for Service-Connected Disability
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
38 U.S.C. 1110, 1131.
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.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Applicant Eligibility: Persons who have suffered disabilities during service in the Armed Forces of the United States. The disability must be shown to have been incurred in or aggravated by service in the line of duty. Separation from service must have been under other than dishonorable conditions.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: The veteran must submit to an examination at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs when necessary to evaluate the present extent of the disabilities. Failure to appear for such examination may result in suspension of benefits.
Account Identification: 36-0102-0-1-701.
In fiscal year 2001, 2,310,880 disabled veterans received compensation. Fiscal year 2002, 2,364,237 veterans; and fiscal year 2003, 2,431,323 veterans.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
38 CFR 3.4; "Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents," VA Pamphlet 80-00-1, $5.00, available from Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. The stock number is: 051-000-00220-2.
Regional or Local Office: See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Veterans Benefits Administration field offices.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: