Kent County Veterans Services

Filing for Service Connected Disability

Kent County Veterans Services can help veterans file for service connected disabilities. Service Connected Disability can be awarded to veterans for a number of issues.

There are four main types of service connection:

  • Direct - Whether an injury was incurred in combat, on active duty, or in training.
  • Secondary - When a Service connected disability causes other issues.
  • Aggravations - When military service exacerbates an issue that existed prior to service.
  • Presumptive issues - Many veterans have health issues related to service and don’t even know they are connected to their service. For example, Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War Era can lead to diabetes, cancer, and skin disorders, as well as many other problems.

Documents Needed

Checklist of what you need when filing for benefits:

  • DD214 – original or certified copy
  • Private medical records
  • Marriage License/Dependent information (birth certs, etc)

For Faster Service please make an appointment at our Kent County location.

Kent County Veterans Services: (616) 632-5722