You served your country and now you are having difficulty sustaining employment and struggling to take care of yourself. The U.S. government has funds set aside for veterans who are disabled in the line of duty. You are entitled to file a claim on this fund, but most will find the process frustrating, to say the least.
You may have difficulty meeting the criteria for VA benefits or you are not sure what information you need to provide the judge. An Evanston VA disability lawyer can help.
There are three elements that need to be proven for you to successfully get your veteran’s disability benefits. Those are:
Of those, proving that your disability is a direct result of your military service can be the most frustrating. For those who lost a limb in combat, the process is much easier. But those who have PTSD, traumatic brain injury, or other injuries that may take time to present symptoms, the process can be tricky. For that reason, having a skilled Evanston VA disability lawyer take a look at your case file and get the evidence you need to build your case is a must.
In order to deny an application for VA disability benefits, the VA must present some reason for the denial. More often than not, this reason is simply that there is not enough evidence to support your claim.
After your claim is denied, you will have the opportunity to appeal the decision. This is typically when most applicants find an attorney. We go over the reason for your denial and then speak to your doctors on your behalf to build an ironclad case file that the VA can find no reason to deny.
While the process can be frustrating, it is there to protect the VA benefit fund from fraudulent claims and secure the solvency of the fund for years to come. Nonetheless, the process is difficult to navigate for those who do not know how the VA operates.
If your claim has been denied or you are only just beginning the application process and do not know what you need to prove, The Comerford Law Office will help you collect the evidence you will need to successfully get your benefits. Talk to us today for more information on how we can help.