Obtaining Disability Compensation Benefits for Disabled Military Veterans (Update)

Production Date: October 26, 2015 Practice Areas: Health Care Law, Disability & Social Security Law, and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3669 minutes


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Veterans who have returned from military service can develop physical, mental, and emotional problems that manifest many years down the road. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) provides compensation benefits to such individuals whose disabilities were incurred in or aggravated during active military, naval, or air service under 38 U.S.C. § 1110. Join attorney Eric Gang in this introductory course that explains how a veteran can qualify for these benefits. Mr. Gang discusses in detail the criterion used by the VA to assess the validity of a claim. He reviews the various challenges that exist in proving that the injury was incurred during military service. Mr. Gang also reviews the special rules and exceptions that apply (such as for combat veterans). This is a must-see introductory course for learning about how to obtain disability benefits for veteran clients.


Learning Objectives:

I.   Summarize the disability compensation criteria

II.  Identify how to achieve Veteran status

III. Discuss current disability

IV. Describe the requirement of “during period of active duty”

V.  Recognize a nexus with service


Thomas M.
Lee's Summit, MO

As a military retiree- he did a great job.

Jerry K.
Chicago, IL

excellent presentation.

Michael J. L.
Plainfield, NJ

As a Vietnam Veteran myself, with a couple of the diseases for which there is a service connected presumption, I found the presentation very interesting.

Jonathan B.
Stratford, CT

comprehensive and thorough

Mark G.
Westfield, NY


Mark M.
Long Beach, CA

Great program

Shelley M.
Newport Beach, CA

Not my area of practice, but the information was well presented and easy to understand.

Michael H.
High Springs, FL


Pietro B.
Exton, PA

Very good

george h.
Crawfordville, FL

This course was well-assembled, organized and concise. Thank you.

Renee P.
Little Falls, NY

Excellent and inspiring

Jeffrey B.
Carle Place, NY


Jeffrey T.
Dallas, TX

Very impressive presenter

John G.
Hamburg, NY

Well structured, logical format.

Syracuse, UT

Great presentation.

Barbara L.
Norfolk, VA

Excellent! Informative!

Kay H.
Arlington, VA

Excellent program.

Louis M.
Houston, TX


Malcolm D.
Humble, TX

So much information that I did not know about.

Kimberly T.
Newark, NJ


Kimberly J.
Riverhead, NY

This was an excellent program!

Corey E.
Renton, WA

Thank you!

Lawrence K.
Agoura Hills, CA

Very good course.

Michael D.
Bainbridge Island, WA

A really fine introductory course. I could've listened to Mr. Gang for hours. Fine job.

carol b.
Houston, TX

Excellent presentation. Well worth watching.

Tom G.
Montgomery, TX

Interesting topic. I have recently been exposed to a veterans' group and was curious. This was a helpful program.

Mark M.
Fort Worth, TX

Excellent presentation!

Virginia W V.
West Union, SC

overall good information

Charles W.
Houston, TX

Very good overview presentation.

Janice R.
Chicago, IL

Well given

Jill O.
Coronado, CA

Glad someone is looking out for veterans!

Rose Ann P.
Chicago, IL

presenter was a great speaker!

thomas t.
chicago, IL

crystal clear

Brian O.
Merrick, NY

excellent program. He had to chose between doing an overall outline of what veterans attorneys do or delve into eligibility more specifically and he chose the later, which was fine. I would watch a different lecture by Mr. Gang if he has one. I knew nothing of Veterans Benefits going into this and now I have good base to build on.

Timothy R.
Joliet, IL

Best of the group

Laura C.

I'm a service-connected disabled veteran. Thank you!

Teresa S.
jackson, NJ

Eric Gang was very knowledgeable and informative and gave a great presentation.

Magin P.
Washington, DC

This was a great and clear speaker who gave us a great overview of the subject matter.

james c.
Jersey City, NJ

Excellent presenter and thorough job on the subject. Well done.

Randal B.
Covington, WA

As a veteran, I really liked everything about this course. It was great information!

jon s.
Brownsville, TX

Mr. Eric Gang exhibited broad depth of knowledge coupled with a humanistic desire to assist his clients. His attitude is reflected (naturally) by his CLE talk. Keep up the good work!

Michael V.
Clifton forge, VA


Danisha M.
Macon, GA

I would like to see this turn into a comprehensive series.

Scott D.
White Plains, NY

great presented, knowledgeable and well prepared.

Sarah G.
Ulster Park, NY

Wonderful lecturer and very important and interesting material. I would like to watch more CLEs by this lecturer.

Jeannie c.
White Plains, NY

Very well done

Ron S.
Las Cruces, NM

First time I have taken one of your courses; superb, thank you,

Derek B.
Oakton, VA

Excellent overview.

Lawrence W.
Cleveland, OH

Great lecture

Robert D.
Alexandria, VA

Excellent presentation and very important subject matter.

Balon B.
Dallas, TX

This was an excellent presentation.

Robert G.
Chesapeake, VA

Great presentation

Theodore L.
Waterbury, VT

Excellent introduction with seamless updating.

mklaw2004@gmail.com K.
Tappan, NY

Eric Gang was excellent. Knowledgeable and interesting!

Michael S.
Tempe, AZ

This was really well laid out. Good job.

Thomas F.
Peconic, NY


Cathy L.
Alexandria, VA

Teacher was one of best I've heard.Very organized and good speaker.

william a.
torrance, CA

Articulate; concise!!!

Retha M.
Columbus, GA

This course provided a concise and well-organized introduction to this area of law. Speaker provided helpful examples.

Karen R.
Chatsworth, CA

Faculty, Eric Gang, was excellent.

Linda D.

This was very informative and helpful. Thank you very much!

Cynthia M.
Knoxville, TN

Really comprehensive overview, well-organized and clear. Thank you. USNR CDR (ret)

Eddy C.
Dania Beach, FL


Walter T.
Charlotte, NC


Gary R.
Elmsford, NY

very informative

Joan R.
Glenside, PA

Great speaker!

Katherine R.

Great program!

Joel H.
Bellaire, TX

Great course. Very Interesting. Interesting and knowledgeable instructor.

Robert W.
West Chester, PA

Clear presentation. Good slides too. Thank you

David F.

Outstanding presentation.

Cam M.
durham, NC


Marjorie B.
Concord, NC

best veterans class i have ever taken

Rhonda C.
Phoenix, AZ


Jennie W.
Washington, DC

Very good course

Paul S.
Wharton, TX

Outstanding presentation!

Mark K.
Briarcliff Manor, NY

excellent primer

John N.
Shreveport, LA

Excellent presentation. Thank you for the work you do for our veterans.

Abigail S.
Conroe, TX

Interesting client stories

Michelle H.
Virginia Beach, VA

Excellent overview! One of the best modules I've done so far

Lisa E.

Very informative and provided much needed background and history to understand the needs of veterans. Thank you!

Jack F.
Virginia Beach, VA

The topic was presented quite well and comprehensively for a 1 hour presentation.

Morgan E. S.
Salem, VA

This speaker was very good

Catherine M.
houston, TX


Thomas A.
Staten Island, NY

Very informative and worthwhile class.

Elizabeth F.
Alexandria, VA


Tasneem A.
Centreville, VA

excellent presenter.

Steve S.
delray beach, FL


Dirck H.
Alexandria, VA

My father is a Vietnam vet who complained for years that Agent Orange caused his Type II diabetes. Had i know n then what the speaker shared today- years of dad's suffering could have been alleviated much earlier. Many thanks.

Dennis S.
Alexandria, VA

outstanding speaker

Adria B.
Gainesville, VA

Informative, thorough, and excellent. Well done!

Brenda J. G.
Henrico, VA

Excellent and very informative!

Nancy K.
Arlington, VA

Excellent !!!

Anthony M.
East Setauket, NY

Well done.

Larry B.

Excellent presentation.

Brian C.
Windermere, FL

Excellent speaker

Laura S.
Western Springs, IL

very informed presenter.

Patricia L.
San Antonio, TX

very thorough and well presented

John K.
Glenview, LB

Outstanding speaker; clearest presentation I have ever heard of a topic.

Catherine A. C.
Smithtown, NY

Great presentation! Very informative and extremely useful. The presenter was excellent!

Julie C.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Fantastic presentation. I learned so much! Thank you!

Robert M.
Woodbridge, VA

Excellent job laying out the ins and outs of VA disability issues

Catherine B.
Atlantic Beach, FL

I just recommended Lawline to two lawyer friends today.

Virginia J.
Kenilworth, IL

Another wonderful presenter and admirable lawyer. Excellent!

Kristina U.
King George, VA

Great course, well presented, speaker was knowledgeable about the subject matter.

Steven B.
Chicago, IL

A very informative presentation.

Christopher C.
Gordonsville, VA

This was a great course. Should do more along the lines of Veterans, disability, and Military courses.

Mark F.
Dallas, TX


Candice C.
Centerville, UT

One of the best presentations I've had. This was very well done and I would love to see additional or "next steps" on this topic.

Robert K.
Eden Prairie, MN

excellent presentation

Gerald C.
mount morris, NY

good review

Ana M. M.
New York, NY

Forrest Gump presentation and explanation was outstanding!

Scott M.
Fergus Falls, MN

Thank You for the downloadable materials!

Joseph G.
Friendswood, TX

Great Class.

Michael C.
Hicksville, NY

Speaker was excellent

James T.
Pittsford, NY

Very good.

Donald S.
Beaumont, TX

Excellent introduction to VA claims. Excellent presentation

Edward C.
Manhattan, NY

Great presentation and great overview!

John S. F.
Philadelphia, PA

This should have been expanded to a two credit course

David W.
Richmond, VA

excellent presentation

Deborah W.
Springfield, VA

I am very interested in the subject matter and greatly enjoyed the presentation. Speaker was excellent.

Guy R.
Elon, NC

I work for the VA and this guy really knew his material well. Great to have someone of his caliber out there advocating for veterans. I am a veteran myself.

Judith M.
Sag Harbor, NY

One of the best courses I've taken. Wish more time were allotted.

John B.
Raleigh, NC

Great information!

Jeffrey F.
Buffalo, NY

Eric Gang is one of your best speakers.

Ivan K.
New York, NY

The presenter was organized and a good teacher.

Paula N.
Annandale, VA

Well done.

Tory G.
Denver, CO

Excellent topic and excellent presentation!

Leslie D.
Austin, TX

Good war stories.

Thomas B. M.
Austin, TX

Excellent presentation

Joshua C.
Wrightwood, CA

new subject, interesting, some lingering questions, like retroactive benefits for disabled vet?

Anthony S.
Croton on Hudson, NY

Hooah and thank you

Kathryn K.
Cullman, AL

Very thorough appearing introduction to VA disability. Good materials.

Elizabeth Z.
Raleigh, NC

Thank you for covering this topic.

Linda H.
Chesapeake, VA

clear, relevant and well presented

Gail F.
Los Angeles, AL

I am volunteering with my Vets in my capacity as an RN and ATTY. The more I learn, the better I can guide and assit.

Russell B.
Norfolk, VA

The presenter was exceptionally well versed in VA claims and appeals. His outline was clear and pithy.

Anthony M.

Outstanding speaker and interesting topic. Speaker explained the main points so that accessible to lay person.

Melanie C.
Pensacola, FL

Very clear and very interesting presentation

Louis D.
Washington, DC

This was an excellent overview of VA Disability Compensation benefits. It is clearly presented with good accompanying course work materials

Timothy H.
Tazewell, VA

useful info

Lynne K.
Paeonian Springs, VA

Great presenter.

Jackie H.
Lexington Park, MD

Excellent overview to this unusual topic rarely covered in CLE.

Kelly H.
Richmond, VA


Melanie S.
Bozeman, MT

would be good for longer presentation too

Keith H.
Alexandria, VA