Taking advantage of programs, services, and benefits offered to veterans by the VA is one of the best ways that veterans and their families can adapt to post-service life, receive medical care, and secure housing and education assistance.
Unfortunately, filing a claim for benefits can be complicated, as it requires the submission of extensive documentation and ongoing communication with the VA, so if you believe that you or a loved one might qualify for benefits, it is important to consult with an experienced East Chicago veterans benefits attorney who can walk you through the filing and appeals process.
Veterans who suffer for disabilities as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty could be eligible to receive monthly payments from the VA to help make up for economic loss caused by their service-related medical conditions. The amount that a veteran is able to receive from the VA depends on a number of factors, including his or her disability rating, which is determined by the severity of the disability in question. This rating is in turn supported by:
Ratings are based on a scale of zero to 100% disabling and are assigned in increments of 10. Generally, the more severe a disability is, the higher his or her monthly payment will be. However, the VA is willing to take special circumstances into consideration when determining how much a veteran will be eligible to receive in compensation benefits, including whether the individual is married or has minor children.
In addition to being eligible for disability payments, some veterans also qualify for education and training services, which help veterans cover the cost of furthering their education by helping to pay for tuition, books, and housing. VA education benefits can be used toward traditional degrees, as well as apprenticeships, on-the-job training, non-college degrees, licensing, certification, and fees to cover exams. To this end, the VA also attempts to help veterans transition into civilian employment by offering one-on-one support for service-disabled veterans, as well as counseling, and job training.
In an effort to help former service members obtain homes, refinance existing home loans, install energy-saving improvements, or make renovations to accommodate a disability, the VA offers the following three types of guaranteed home loan benefits:
The VA also offers grants to veterans suffering from service-connected disabilities that can be used to install ramps, widen doorways, or make other modifications that can help the recipient live more independently. The application process for obtaining these types of loans and grants can be difficult, making it especially important for veterans who think they might qualify for these programs, to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
If you are a former service member, you might be eligible for VA benefits. To speak with an East Chicago veterans benefits attorney about your options, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC at 312-863-8572 or send us an online message today.