The United States government reports that more than 3.7 million veterans are living with a disability or medical issue that is connected to their time in the military. Through Veterans Affairs (VA), benefits are available to disabled veterans. Unfortunately, many veterans have trouble getting the full and fair benefits that they rightfully earned.
James R. Comerford is a dedicated Dyer, IN veterans attorney and a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA). He has deep experience handling the full range of VA benefits claims. To get help with your initial application or your appeal for disability benefits, please contact our legal team for a free, fully confidential case evaluation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs mandates that all legal advocates must be fully accredited before representing a veteran in any aspect of the disability claims process. Mr. Comerford is an experienced veterans advocate who has full authorization from the VA to handle disability claims. Our legal team has experience handling a wide range of different claims. Regardless of the disability or medical issue that you or your loved one is enduring, we can help you take your case through the VA application system. A small sample of common disability claims we handle includes:
The claims process begins with the initial application for disability benefits. If you need help gathering information and putting together an initial application package (VA Form 21-526), our Dyer VA benefits attorney can help. In the event that your disability claim is denied or underpaid, you should contact a qualified attorney immediately. You have the right to initiate an appeal.
Our law firm will guide you through the filing a Notice of Disagreement. The Notice of Disagreement (VA-Form 21-0958) is the step in the process where you get to explain why the VA made the wrong decision. Your claim will be reviewed a second time and then a Statement of the Case (SOC) will be issued.
If you receive a second adverse decision, you must take your claim before the Board of Veterans Appeals to get your benefits. You only have 60 days to file your official appeal (VA Form 9). Our Dyer veterans benefits lawyer will assist you with the filing of form 9 and we will provide you with strong representation through the appeals process.
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, we fight aggressively to protect the rights of veterans and their families. If you or a loved one needs help obtaining veterans benefits, please call us today at (312) 863-8572 for a free consultation. Our law firm represents veterans in Dyer and throughout Lake County, Indiana.
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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