Veterans Disability Benefits in Kansas

Kansas is known for its patriotism and residents have a deep appreciation for the veterans who have honorably served their country. In recognition of their service and commitment, eligible veterans are entitled to a variety of VA benefits.

The U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) administers Veterans Disability benefits for qualifying veterans who fell ill or were injured during their active military service.

About the Veterans Disability Program

VA disability compensation is awarded based on a rating system determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Once a veteran files a disability claim, the VA evaluates their medical condition and assigns a disability rating, ranging from 10% to 100%.

This rating dictates the amount of monthly compensation a veteran will receive. A higher rating signifies a more severe disability, resulting in a larger monthly payment.

When a Kansas veteran has more than one disability, each condition is evaluated individually by the VA. A rating is assigned to each disability based on its severity and impact on the veteran's life. Then, all of these separate ratings are merged into a single comprehensive rating according to VA guidelines. This final overall rating is based on the total impact of all the veteran's service-connected disabilities.

How to Qualify for Veterans Disability Benefits in Kansas

To qualify 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.

Kansas veterans applying for VA disability benefits must have served on active duty and have a service-related disability. The VA assigns disability ratings from 10% to 100%, with the compensation amount being determined by the severity of all combined disabilities.

How to Apply for VA Disability in Kansas

If you're a veteran in Kansas looking to apply for VA disability benefits, begin by organizing all your relevant military and medical records. Important documents include your DD214, any other separation documents, medical reports supporting your disability claim, and dependency records, if applicable.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

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

You can file your claim online through the VA's website. If you need assistance or have questions, you can reach out to the VA at 800-827-1000. Help is always available to you.

If Your Kansas VA Claim Is Denied

If your VA disability claim is denied, you have the right to file an appeal. To submit your appeal request, file a Notice of Disagreement with the VA. This must be completed within one year from the date the VA sent the decision.

A disability attorney or veterans service officer can provide assistance during your appeal. The entire process can range from several months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the appeal and the amount of evidence required for your claim.

More VA Benefits Available to Kansas Veterans

The VA provides a range of services to veterans in addition to disability benefits. These services include comprehensive healthcare services, home loan programs, education benefits, and more.

VA Benefits include:

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

For veterans considering homeownership, the VA Home Loans program can be instrumental in securing a home loan. Additionally, the VA encourages veterans to pursue their educational and career goals through initiatives like the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Kansas veterans contending with health issues associated with their military service are strongly urged to apply for Veterans Disability benefits. Together with other VA support programs, these benefits can significantly improve the lives of veterans and their families.

Kansas — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Wichita Regional Office 5500 E. Kellogg Wichita, KS 67211 800-827-1000
Intake Site At Fort Leavenworth Transition Service Manager/Army Career and Alumni Program office Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
Intake Site At Fort Riley VA Military Services Coordinators Office Fort Riley, KS 66442

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Baxter Springs City Soldiers' Lot Baxter Springs City Cemetery Baxter Springs, KS 66713 913-727-1376
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery 395 Biddle Blvd Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027 913-727-1376
Fort Scott National Cemetery 900 East National Avenue Fort Scott, KS 66701 620-223-2840
Leavenworth National Cemetery 150 Muncie Road Leavenworth, KS 66048 913-727-1376
Mound City Cemetery Soldiers' Lot Woodland Cemetery Mound City, KS 66506 913-727-1376

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center 5500 E. Kellogg Wichita, KS 67218 316-685-2221
VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center 2200 SW Gage Boulevard Topeka, KS 66622 785-350-3111
VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center 4101 S. 4th Street Leavenworth, KS 66048-5055 913-682-2000
Johnson County/Radiation Oncology VA Clinic 10500 Mastin St Overland Park, KS 66212 816-922-2750
Chanute - Neosho Memorial Medical Center 629 South Plummer Chanute, KS 66720 785-350-4750
Dodge City, Kansas CBOC 2201 Summerlon Circle Dodge City, KS 67843 888-878-6881
Ft Scott CBOC 902 Horton Street Ft. Scott, KS 66701 800-574-8387
Garnett - Anderson County Hospital 421 South Maple Garnett, KS 66032 800-574-8387
Hays, Kansas CBOC 207-B E. 7th Hays, KS 67601 888-878-6881
Hutchinson, Kansas CBOC 1625 E 30th Ave Hutchinson, KS 67502 888-878-6881
Junction City 1169 Southwind Drive Junction City, KS 66441 800-574-8387
Lawrence 4821 Quail Crest Place Lawrence, KS 66049 800-574-8387
Louisburg-Paola Clinic 501 South Hospital Drive Paola, KS 66071 816-922-2160
Parsons, Kansas CBOC 1907 Harding Dr. Parsons, KS 67357 888-878-6881
Salina, Kansas CBOC 1410 E. Iron, Suite 1 Salina, KS 67401 888-878-6881
Shawnee VA Clinic 6830 Anderson Drive Shawnee, KS 66226 816-922-2750
Wyandotte CBOC 21 N 12th Street, Bethany Medical Building, Suite 110 Kansas City, KS 66102 800-952-8387
Manhattan, KS Vet Center 1133 College Avenue, Building C, Suite 200 Manhattan, KS 66502 785-350-4920
Wichita Vet Center 393 N McLean Blvd Wichita, KS 67203 316-265-0889