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Our Accredited National Service Officers Are Ready to Help You Navigate the VA Benefits Process

Getting help with VA claims and obtaining the benefits you've earned doesn’t have to be complicated. The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) team of accredited National Service Officers are experts in navigating the Veterans Affairs (VA) claims process, and we are dedicated to helping you get the benefits you’ve earned in a manner that honors your service.

"My Benefits Services representative was by far the best benefits counselor that I’ve had. She was very understanding to my needs and helped me to understand the process along the way."

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ebony T., U.S. Navy

"My Benefits Services representative always went above and beyond, even when she was out sick she would still respond to my messages making sure I understood the next steps that needed to be taken and followed up with me when they were done to explain what was going to happen next."

SFC. Randy H., U.S. Army Ret.

"The experience has helped me a lot. I did not have assistance when I first exited the military so to have someone that can help guide me through the claims process has been very beneficial."

Staff Sgt. Seretha A., U.S. Army

"My Benefits Services representative is a hero. I would have been totally lost without her. She always very easy to maintain contact with and I never felt alone in the process. She made sure that I was in the loop with everything that was going on. She really cared and was able to expertly handle any question or hypothetical I threw at her. It was truly a pleasure having Raquel and the rest of the WWP by my side during this stressful year."

Corporal Kyle S., U.S. Army

"My Benefits Services representative was fantastic throughout the entire process. She helped me fully understand the process, guided me through the appointments, and spent time explaining the VA's decision after it was received. She even caught a claim that was missed by the VA and helped me submit that claim after the decision was made by the VA. Susie was super easy to work with, compassionate, and professional."

Maj. Brian J., USMC Ret.

"My Benefits Services representative was absolutely amazing. She ensured I understood and was aware of everything that was put out from my VA claim. She encouraged me to keep going when I wanted to give on the process."

Sgt. Quiani M., U.S. Army

"Everyone was so helpful and polite. Made the claims process so easy. They mapped it out step by step and made what seemed like a very stressful and complicated process very stress free and simple."

Corporal Christopher V., U.S. Army

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Find the Support You Need

Learn about the different VA benefits you may be eligible for as a result of your service and get VA disability claim assistance by trusted experts.

VA Disability Compensation

VA disability compensation (pay) is a monthly, tax-free benefit paid to veterans with injuries or illnesses obtained during or aggravated by their military service. Compensation may include financial support and other benefits like health care.

The VA determines the benefit amount based on a number of factors, including the level and severity of a qualified disability, the existence of a spouse and/or dependents, and employability relative to the disability. The Benefits Services team can help you determine your eligibility and aid with filing your paperwork. Contact our Resource Center to get started.

Educational Benefits

Educational and training benefits help make it easier for service members and their qualified family members to transition from military to civilian life.

VA educational benefits are available to help pay for college or career training, find the right school or training program, and get career counseling. The Benefits Services team can help you apply for educational benefits. Contact our Resource Center to get started.

Caregiver Benefits

Caregivers of injured veterans may qualify for a number of benefits through the VA Family Caregiver Program.

A caregiver can be a parent, spouse, child, step-family member, extended family member, or a non-family member who lives with and provides support to the veteran. The Benefits Services team can help you file for caregiver benefits under the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). Contact our Resource Center to get started.

Predischarge Claims

Service members may start receiving disability benefits immediately after discharge by filing a disability claim 90 to 180 days before they leave the military.

Predischarge claims, also known as Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD), may be filed by service members on full-time active duty (including members of the National Guard, Reserves, and Coast Guard) who believe that an illness or injury was caused or aggravated by active-duty service and who have a known separation date. The Benefits Services team can help you file for disability compensation benefits before your discharge. Contact our Resource Center to get started.

Active-Duty Benefits

Veterans can file for compensation from the Defense Finance & Accounting System of the DoD for benefits related to injuries as a result of combat.

Combat Related Special Compensation is non-taxable, and retirees (20-year equivalent/medically retired Temporary Disability Retirement List (TDRL)/Permanent Disability Retirement List (PDRL)) are eligible to file claims with their Branch of Service for injuries sustained in combat or during simulated activities for training to prepare for combat. The Benefits Service team can help you file for CRSC with your branch of service. Contact us to get started.

Navigating Through Your VA Benefits

Let us be your advocate through this journey. Here are some useful resources.

Filing for a VA Disability Claim

Applying for veterans benefits can be a complex and confusing process, and many service members and veterans may not know how to navigate the process — or even get started. The Benefits Service program at Wounded Warrior Project can help.

Preparing for a C&P Exam

The compensation and pension (C&P) exam is often a major factor in deciding whether a veteran qualifies for disability benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Wounded Warrior Project can help warriors prepare for their (C&P) exams free of charge.

News And Articles About Veterans Like You

Wounded Warrior Project Warns Veterans of Predatory Claims Assistance Practices

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

That’s the adage veterans can keep in mind when seeking assistance with filing disability claims, said Mike Stoddard, national service director for the Benefits Service program at Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

Get the VA Claim Assistance You Deserve

To get the benefits you’ve earned, connect with one of our accredited teammates today. We have the expertise to help you navigate the process more easily. The WWP Benefits Services team is trained, accredited, and we're ready to give you the VA assistance you need.

Get Started with our Resource Center

Frequently Asked Questions

The following list includes VA benefits that our Benefits Service team can assist with. This list changes as the needs of warriors evolve. If you need help with a VA claim that isn’t listed, please contact the Resource Center and we’ll see if we can assist you.

  • Filing original VA claims
  • Increased compensation
  • Secondary conditions
  • Ancillary benefits entitlements
  • VA appeals
  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System
  • Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)
  • Pre-Discharge claims
  • Preparation for VA compensation and pension examinations
  • Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
  • Presumptive service-connection/Gulf War toxic exposure(s)
  • Foreign Medical Program (FMP)/living abroad benefits
  • Veterans Readiness & Employment benefits
  • Utilizing VA Vet Centers and Veterans Health Administration hospitals/clinics
  • Navigating My HealtheVet
  • Program for Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)
  • Education veteran benefits
  • Proposed rating reductions
  • PACT Act (Toxic Exposure)
  • Death and burial benefits

Contact the WWP Benefits Services team for VA claim assistance. We can help you:

  • Determine your eligibility for VA disability compensation benefits
  • Gather any evidence (supporting documents) to submit with your VA disability compensation claim, including
      • VA medical records, private medical records, and/or service treatment records related to your specific conditions
      • Supporting statements from you and other eyewitnesses
      • Positive medical opinions (nexus letters) from your treating physician
  • Prepare, review, and submit your veteran disability compensation claim with your supporting evidence
  • Track your disability compensation claim through completion to ensure you obtain the VA benefits you’ve earned in a manner that honors your service.

Yes, if you are a caregiver to a wounded veteran that served post 9/11, you may be eligible for VA caregiver benefits.

Even if you have filed your claim, our accredited National Service Officers can assist with making sure all illnesses or injuries were claimed and that the VA has rated your disability claim properly. Additionally, you may be able to receive assistance with increased compensation or additional claims and we can help you become more informed about the claims process to ensure you’ve received the benefits you’ve earned in a manner that honors your service.

Yes, we are here to provide educational resources and information to ensure you receive the VA education benefits you’ve earned. We can help with:

  • State education benefits
  • GI Bill (Chapter 35 and Forever GI Bill)
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • VA Dependents Educational Allowance (DEA) benefits
  • FRY Scholarship 
  • And more

If you are not currently registered with WWP, please visit our registration page for details about who is eligible and how to get started. WWP supports veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You may also be eligible for our programs if you are the family member or caregiver of a wounded warrior

The Wounded Warrior Project Benefits Services team is one of many programs available to help veterans get the assistance they need. We provide veterans with disability compensation claim assistance and can answer your VA disability benefits questions. WWP offers programs for physical and mental wellness, career transition, and support in obtaining VA disability compensation benefits. 

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Veterans Crisis Line

If you are in crisis or concerned about a loved one, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 988 then press "1" or text 838255 to connect with a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year.

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