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.Â
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 veteranâ€™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.Â
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.
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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