Disability solutions for you and your family

Photo of attorneys Jonathan P. Gardberg and Colin Edward Kemmerly

Temporary and Total Disability

by | Feb 3, 2023 | Veterans Disability Benefits |

An often underutilized benefit, temporary and total disability is compensation which may be granted to a Veteran who finds themselves hospitalized or requiring convalescence due to a service-connected condition. In order for a Veteran qualify for this benefit, a Veteran needs to be hospitalized as a result of a service-connected condition for a period of 21 days or more in a VA medical center or VA approved hospital. The Veteran’s effective date for the temporary and total disability will be the first day that the Veteran’s hospitalization and end on the last day of the month the Veteran was discharged.

Another instance where a Veteran can qualify for temporary and total disability is a period of extended convalescence to recover from an operation of at least one month, or if a Veteran is placed in an immobilizing cast of a major joint, or are suffering from severe postoperative residuals, due to a service-connected condition. The date of temporary and total disability is the date the Veteran is discharged from hospital or begins outpatient treatment and granted in periods of 30 days, which can be extended up to 6 months or longer depending on the progress made by the Veteran.

If you have questions about VA disability benefits, or believe that you are entitled to temporary and total disability, please call our office and speak with one of our qualified Veterans’ Disability attorneys. Gardberg and Kemmerly is committed to helping injured and disabled Veterans obtain the benefits they deserve.  If you need help with a disability claim, call our office at 251-343-1111 or 1-800-332-1529 for a free consultation. Gardberg and Kemmerly is proud to serve Veterans across the country from our home office in Mobile, Alabama. We would love an opportunity to discuss your claim.


Client Testimonials

Mr. Gardberg – I am forever in your debt. I will never be able to tell you how much I appreciate what you have done for me. I praise you and your firm for all they did to help me in my disability case. Thanks for being so kind.

– L. Nelson

Saying thank you is easy, but you will never know how you impacted my life by helping me with me Social Security disability case. This thank you comes right from the heart.

– R. Turner

Thank you, thank you , thank you to all of the angels in the law firm at Gardberg and Kemmerly. I sincerely hope you know how much you did to make my life better.

– D. Thompson

FindLaw Network