The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits to veterans who have disabilities resulting from diseases or injuries suffered during military service.
Unfortunately, even valid claims are denied on a regular basis, often as a result of a mistake on the original petition, so if you were injured while serving in the military, it is important to speak with an experienced Crystal Lake veterans benefits lawyer who can walk you through the application process.
The federal government provides a tax-free benefit to veterans who sustained disabilities during active military service. The amount that a veteran is able to receive will depend on the degree of his or her disability, which is rated on a scale of ten to 100 percent. Fortunately, injured veterans can also receive disability benefits for:
These benefits ensure that injured veterans can pay for medical treatment, job training, rehabilitation, and also compensate them for loss of working time.
Federal law only allows members of the military who were injured while on active duty to collect benefits. Illinois law, however, provides benefits to a wider range of injured veterans, including those who sustained injuries while on:
In fact, veterans who were disabled from VA health care can also receive compensation for their losses. However, in order to be eligible to receive disability benefits, the injured veteran:
Disabled Illinois veterans who meet specific qualifications may be able to collect a disability pension. To be eligible a veteran must:
Veterans who meet these requirements will be eligible to receive a monthly pension to supplement their income.
Finally, injured veterans who are residents of a nursing home or who need regular nursing assistance from another person could qualify for the aid and attendance benefit, which is paid in addition to a monthly pension. To be eligible for this benefit, a veteran must:
Those who satisfy this criteria can receive benefits to cover the cost of nursing home bills, in addition to their disability pension.
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,
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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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