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Veterans' Benefits: Veterans Have Mixed Views on a Lump Sum Disability Payment Option
GAO-01-172: Published: Dec 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 2001.
Currently, veterans who are disabled while serving their country are compensated for average reduction in earning capacity. Monthly compensation is based on the severity of a veteran's disability. After an initial rating for compensation has been determined, veterans who believe their condition has worsened may file a claim with the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) to reevaluate their disabili...