Should I hire an Attorney?
An attorney could save you a massive amount of time and help you recover the maximum number of benefits that you need and deserve. Moreover, claims are frequently denied and the appeal process is confusing and time-consuming. An attorney can help you navigate the appeals process quickly as and recover all the benefits you need to manage your disability or injury.
We are dedicated to helping veterans and their loved and we understand that obtaining benefits can be a complicated and frustrating process. If you’ve been denied disability benefits or death benefits, we may be able to help you appeal this decision and recover the compensation you need to lead a full life. To learn more, fill out our free, no-obligation Free Case Evaluation or call (855) TIM-MLAW (855-846-6529).
Who Is Eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits?
An applicant must meet four basic requirements to qualify for disability benefits from the VA: must be a veteran; must have a current medical condition; must have sustained an injury or disease during service; and their current disability must be related to their tour of duty (this includes diseases or conditions that were exacerbated during service). A veteran must prove that their injury or condition was related to their service.
What Types of Injuries Qualify for Benefits?
We have experience recovering benefits for veterans with the following injuries and conditions (among others): Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Back and spinal injuries; Knee, leg, and arm injuries; Gulf War syndrome; Traumatic brain injury; Amputations; and Gunshot and shrapnel wounds. This is not an exhaustive list, and if your condition does not appear above, you could still be eligible for benefits.
How Do Disability Ratings Work?
The VA issues a rating decision through the Regional Office where the application was filed. The total benefits are based on the VA’s determination of how disabled they are, on a scale from 10 to 100%. When a veteran suffers from multiple service-related disabilities or conditions, a special formula is used to establish their total disability rating level.
Can I Appeal My Disability Rating?
If a veteran believes their disability rating is too low, they can file an appeal. To prepare for this appeal, the veteran must visit the VA medical facility where they received their compensation and pension physical.
Can My Disability Rating Change?
Yes, the VA is permitted to alter it in certain situations. The VA may require a re-examination six months after the veteran has left service, and then follow-up examinations two-to-five years later to determine if the disability still exists and if its severity has lessened.
Am I Eligible for Retroactive Awards?
Benefits are usually retroactively for the time period between when a veteran applied and when they were approved.
What Survivor Benefits Does the VA Offer?
Survivor benefits include: Education Program Refund; Civil Service Preference; Commissary and Exchange Privileges; Burial-Related Benefits; Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC); Parents’ DIC; Death Pension; Education and Training; Healthcare; Home Loan Guarantee; Life Insurance Proceeds.
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