Veterans Disability Benefits in Delaware

Delaware's veterans have made significant sacrifices to safeguard our freedom and democracy, earning them the highest levels of respect and gratitude for their service.

The Veterans Disability program is one important way we express our appreciation. This program extends financial benefits to veterans injured during active duty. But disability benefits are only a part of the broader picture. The VA offers a variety of additional benefits that acknowledge the dedication and sacrifices of our veterans.

These benefits are designed to assist veterans in their transition to civilian life, providing crucial support to tackle health or financial challenges that they might face after servicing the military.

Understanding Veterans Disability Benefits

The Veterans Disability program, overseen by the U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA), plays a key role in offering financial support to veterans who fell ill or got injured during active military service.

The program aims to mitigate the financial burden imposed by service-related disabilities as a sign of appreciation for the substantial contributions made by our veterans in Delaware.

How the Veterans Disability Benefits Program Works

The VA Disability program functions by assessing a veteran's disability and distributing monthly compensation. The amount of monthly pay depends on the severity of the condition.

In Delaware, the Veterans Service Office stands ready to help veterans understand these benefits and how to access them. Certified veterans service officers provide guidance through the application process and can help answer your questions.

Eligibility Requirements for Veterans Disability Benefits

To be eligible for VA benefits, veterans must meet several guidelines.

Both of these must be true:

  • You have an existing condition, either physical or mental, that impacts your health, and
  • Your service history includes active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.

And, at least one of the following must be true:

  • You incurred an injury or sickness during your military service that can be connected to your current condition. This is known as an in-service disability claim.

  • An existing injury or illness from before your military service worsened due to your service — called a pre-service disability claim, or
  • You have a disability that is associated with your active-duty service but it only manifested after your service ended. This is known as a post-service disability claim.

Delaware veterans hoping to qualify for VA disability benefits must have served in active duty and possess a service-related disability. The VA then gives the disability a rating, which ranges from 10% to 100%. The compensation amount the veteran receives depends on the severity of the disability.

How to Apply for VA Disability in Delaware

Getting started with your application for VA Disability benefits in Delaware goes much more smoothly if you have all your military and medical papers organized.

Essential records like your DD214 or other separation papers, medical evidence supporting your disability, and any dependency records should be prepared.

Next, a claim can be filed online via, through mail, or in person at a regional VA office.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

Need help? Call the VA benefits hotline: 800-827-1000

Be sure to provide accurate and comprehensive information in your application. Missing or incomplete information can result in a delay or denial of benefits.

What to Do If Your Delaware VA Claim Is Denied

If your claim is rejected, don't lose hope. You have the right to appeal the decision.

The first step is to file a Notice of Disagreement with the VA. Initiate this process within a year from the date the VA mailed the decision.

In Delaware, organizations like the Veterans Service Office can provide assistance throughout the appeal process. They can help you gather the necessary medical evidence to establish your disability's service connection.

More VA Benefits Available to Delaware Veterans

Disability benefits are only one of many services available to veterans. The VA also provides Delaware veterans with healthcare services and comprehensive medical care at VA hospitals and clinics.

The VA also supports veterans' education and career advancement through programs like the Post-9/11 GI Bill. If you're a veteran contemplating homeownership, the VA Home Loans program can help you get a mortgage loan.

Additional VA Benefits include:

  • VA Life Insurance
  • Dependents and Survivor Benefits
  • VA Pension
  • Health Care
  • Education and Training
  • VA Loans
  • Veterans Readiness and Employment
  • VetSuccess on Campus
  • VA Burial Benefits

Claiming Your Delaware VA Benefits

Delaware veterans dealing with service-related health issues should apply for Veterans Disability benefits. These benefits, in combination with other VA support programs, can significantly enhance the quality of life for veterans and their families. Every eligible Delaware veteran is urged to explore these benefits and make optimal use of the available support.

Delaware — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Wilmington VA Medical Center 1601 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19805 302-994-2511
Wilmington Regional Office 1601 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19805 215-842-2000
Intake Site At Dover Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center Dover AFB, DE 19902

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Kent County CBOC 655 South Bay Road, Suite 3C Dover, DE 19901-4659 800-461-8262
Sussex County CBOC 21748 Roth Ave Georgetown, DE 19947 800-461-8262
Sussex County Vet Center 20653 Dupont Blvd, Suite 1 Georgetown, DE 19947 302-225-9110
Wilmington Vet Center 2710 Centerville Road, Suite 103 Wilmington, DE 19808 302-994-1660