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Veterans Disability Benefits in Wyoming
With its majestic landscapes, blue skies, and down-to-earth charm, Wyoming embodies the spirit of the American West.
It's also home to over 40,000 veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes the dedication and sacrifice of these brave individuals and provides support in the form of VA benefits.
One important benefit available to veterans is the VA Disability program. The VA provides monthly compensation to Wyoming veterans who have disabilities resulting from their military service.
The VA Disability Program
The VA uses a rating system to measure the severity of a veteran's disability. Each disability gets a rating from 10% to 100%, and this rating determines the monthly financial support the veteran can receive.
In many instances, a veteran is required to undergo a Compensation & Pension (C&P) examination to examine their disability. A VA doctor will evaluate the disability in order to assign a rating.
If a veteran has multiple disabilities, the VA assigns each one a separate rating. The individual ratings are then merged into one combined disability rating.
Eligibility Guidelines for VA Disability Benefits
Before Wyoming veterans can qualify for VA benefits, they must satisfy several requirements.
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.
Maintain thorough medical records and military reports, and collect any evidence that ties your current health issue to your time in service. You may need to ask your healthcare provider for copies of these records.
Applying for VA Disability in Wyoming
Before you start applying for VA disability benefits, make sure you have all the required documentation, such as your personal information, Social Security number, and contact details. You'll also need details about your military service, including service dates, the branch of service, type of discharge, and specifics about any injuries or hazardous conditions you encountered.
Complete medical records associated with your disability, including diagnosis, treatment records, and reports that connect your disability to your military service.
To apply for disability benefits, visit VA.gov and click on "Sign in to start your application." Then follow the prompts to complete your application.
Need help? Call the VA benefits hotline: 800-827-1000
You can also mail your application or apply at a VA office in person.
To apply by mail, download and fill out the Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension (VA Form 21-526EZ), and mail it to:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444
To apply in person, visit your nearest Wyoming VA office.
More VA Benefits Available to Wyoming Veterans
In addition to disability benefits, the VA provides many more benefits to eligible veterans.
Wyoming veterans can access these additional VA benefits:
- Health Care
- VA Life Insurance
- VA Pension
- Education and Training
- VA Loans
- VetSuccess on Campus
- VA Burial Benefits
- Dependents and Survivor Benefits
VA benefits provide a lifeline to veterans as they transition to civilian life, offering them health, educational, and financial support.
Through programs like educational and job training assistance, veterans can pursue new careers and opportunities. And the availability of healthcare and disability benefits ensures that veterans are supported in their physical and mental health.
If you're a Wyoming veteran living with disabilities connected to your military service, don't hesitate — reach out to the VA and claim the benefits you deserve.
Wyoming — VA Office Locations
Veterans Benefits Administration
|Cheyenne VA Medical
|2360 E. Pershing Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82001
|Laramie Mobile Telehealth Clinic
|2901 Armory Road Laramie, WY 82702
|1809 East Daley Street Rawlins, WY 82301
|Torrington Mobile Telehealth Clinic
|908 West 25th Ave. Torrington, WY 82240
|Wheatland Mobile Telehealth Clinic
|759 East Cole Street Wheatland, WY 82201
|Cheyenne VA Medical / Regional Office Center
|2360 E. Pershing Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82001
|Intake Site At F.E. Warren Air Force Base
|Department Of Veterans Affairs 442/214 2360 E. Pershing Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82001
National Cemetery Administration
|Cheyenne National Cemetery
|8611 Hildreth Rd. Cheyenne, WY 82009 Mailing Address: 2360 E. Pershing Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82001
Veterans Health Administration
|Sheridan VA Medical Center
|1898 Fort Road Sheridan, WY 82801
|Afton Outreach Clinic
|125 South Washington Afton, WY 83110
|Evanston Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinic
|1565 South Highway 150 #E Evanston, WY 82930
|Worland Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinic
|510 South 15th., Suite D Worland, WY 82401
|Casper Outpatient Clinic
|6000 E 2nd Street Casper, WY 82609
|Cody Outpatient Clinic
|1432 Rumsey Avenue Cody, WY 824214
|Gillette Outpatient Clinic
|604 express Drive Gillette, WY 82718
|Riverton Outpatient Clinic
|2300 Rose Lane Riverton, WY 82501
|Rock Springs Outpatient Clinic
|1401 Gateway Rock Springs, WY 82901
|Casper Vet Center
|1030 North Poplar, Suite B Casper, WY 82601
|Cheyenne Vet Center
|2617 E. Lincolnway Suite C Cheyenne, WY 82001
|Newcastle VA Clinic
|1124 Washington Blvd. Newcastle, WY 57555