It’s time we stand up for our veterans and demand that our veterans, who have honorably served our nation but tragically were injured by COVID-19 vaccines, be able to receive the disability benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Our veterans’ representatives from each state must immediately step up and fulfill their duty as public servants to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable for any decisions it makes to deny a COVID-19 vaccine injury and disability claim.
The members of our armed forces deserve to be compensated for any COVID-19 service-connected vaccine injury. The Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) must be updated to consider medical diagnoses for COVID-19 vaccine, service-connected disability ratings. We need you to support the members of our armed forces by asking our elected officials to demand the VA verifies they have included medical scenarios whereby this type of injury occurs. Please take action today!
Children’s Health Defense (CHD) wants to ensure that the members of our armed forces receive the best veterans disability care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Urgency is required because our current active-duty members, as they begin to transition out of the military, must be able to claim this important disability rating now.
The VASRD is used by the VA as part of the process of adjudicating disability claims. This is a published collection of medical requirements used to evaluate a service member’s medical history and determine their VA military disability rating. The VASRD includes medical scenarios whereby disease, injury, dysfunction, or other issues could occur. Our veterans need the VASRD updated – now – to reflect all documented injuries caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. Our wounded warriors demand the best care they have earned.
Many injuries are due in part to the Department of Defense’s requirement that all service members be vaccinated. It’s time injuries are acknowledged and actions are taken to protect vaccine injured service members. Demand the VA add medical scenarios that address service-connected COVID-19 vaccine injuries to the VASRD.
Please take 30 seconds to tell your lawmakers to ensure that our veterans receive the disability that they deserve and help protect our vaccine-injured veterans.