Many National Guard members and Armed Forces Reservists are unaware they may be entitled to VA Veterans Disability Benefits. For National Guard troops and Armed Forces Reservists to receive VA Veterans Disability Benefits they must have served active duty.
You Must Have Been Considered “Active” to Receive Your VA Disability Benefits
To be considered active duty the National Guard member or Armed Forces Reservist must have been activated by the federal government. A National Guard member or Armed Forces Reservist who served in Afghanistan or Iraq is considered to have been active duty and are entitled to VA Veterans Disability Benefits. If a National Guard member and Armed Forces Reservist was activated by their governor to help with a natural disaster they are unfortunately not considered active duty and are not entitled to VA Veterans Disability Benefits.
VA Disability Attorney Can Help Review Your Case to See if You Qualify
If you have questions about whether you were considered active duty for VA Veterans Disability Benefits purposes, don’t wait to call my law firm. We will help you figure out whether you were considered active duty. The call is free and so is the advice. 888-959-9908