VDC eligibility and determination

In contrast to the five-step determination process for Social Security claims that requires a determination that a claimant is not earning more than substantial gainful activity ($1,000 per month for non-blind individuals in 2010 and 2011), has a severe impairment that significantly limits the ability to do work, and either meets or equals a “listed” impairment or has a “residual functional impairment” that prevents the individual from performing prior work or any other work in the national economy, eligibility for VDC benefits uses a two-step process. First, a claimant must prove that he or she is a military veteran and did not receive a dishonorable discharge from service. Second, claimants must demonstrate that injuries, diseases or other medical conditions are related to military service. Veterans are given the benefit of the doubt where evidence weighs equally that an illness or injury is or is not service-related.

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