Those who served in the U.S. military are often eligible for VA benefits after their separation or retirement. To find out which benefits you or a loved one qualify for, please contact an experienced Cook County veterans benefits lawyer who can explain your options, and if possible, help you file a claim or a notice of disagreement.
Service members who have received their retirement or separation orders have the option of enrolling in the VA health care system. These benefits cover a wide range of services. For instance, combat veterans are eligible to receive cost-free medical care for up to five years for any conditions related to their service if that service took place in Iraq or Afghanistan. Fortunately, non-service-related medical conditions are also provided under the VA‚Äôs health benefits package, which covers:
However, a veteran can only begin collecting these benefits once that individual has proven that he or she:
During the application process, veterans should be sure to have copies of their discharge papers, as well as information about their wages and finances close at hand.¬†
The VA also offers vocational rehabilitation services to veterans who:
Even those who satisfy these requirements will only be able to take advantage of these benefits if their application falls within the period of eligibility, which is generally 12 years from the date of separation or of obtaining their first VA disability rating. Those who do file within this time frame and who satisfy the eligibility requirements can expect to receive access to a number of helpful benefits, including educational and vocational counseling that:
These benefits may also give recipients access to re-training, resume review, and assistance in finding job openings.¬†
Veterans who were injured or who contracted an illness during their term of service often qualify for VA disability compensation, which takes the form of a monthly tax-free payment. Veterans qualify for disability benefits for physical conditions, as well as mental health conditions, such as PTSD. In addition to monetary compensation, disabled veterans could qualify for housing grants, access to assisted living, and housebound allowances. To find out more about disability benefits and whether you qualify for aid, please contact our legal team today.¬†
As a VA accredited attorney, James R. Comerford is uniquely equipped to help veterans grapple with the problems faced by veterans applying for benefits in Indiana. For help filing your own claim, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC today.¬†
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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