(July 11, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released this statement…
All disability claims are processed at VA regional offices. Disability benefits are based on a percentage rating system used by the VA. The severity of the disability will be determined by the Department as a part of the claims process, and will help to define the total benefits which can be claimed.
You may seek assistance from a service office by contacting:
- A veterans service officer in the Spokane Veterans Outreach Center acting on behalf of the veteran:
Military Order of the Purple Heart
100 North Mullan Road, Suite 102
Spokane, WA 99206
- A Veterans Service Office with a veterans organization (i.e. American Legion or Disabled Veterans of America) acting on behalf of the veteran:
DVA Spokane Office
3911 North Madison Street
Spokane, WA 99205
For Help Applying for Disability Compensation:
According to the VA, disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or disease that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. These disabilities are considered to be service-connected. Disability compensation varies with the degree of disability and the number of dependents, and is paid monthly. The benefits are not subject to federal or state income tax.
To be eligible, the service of the veteran must have been terminated through separation or discharge under conditions other than dishonorable. For details, click here.