Although most people know that the VA offers disability benefits and access to healthcare to qualifying veterans, few are aware that eligible veterans can also receive assistance with furthering their education, paying household expenses, renovating a home, or obtaining job training.
If you live in Gary, Indiana and want to find out whether you or a loved one qualify for these types of benefits, please contact a Gary veterans benefits attorney who can explain your legal options.
Veterans with disabilities who meet certain requirements could be eligible to receive disability compensation in the form of monthly payments. However, a veteran will only be able to begin receiving this type of compensation if there is evidence that:
Proving these elements requires the submission of certain evidence, including discharge or separation papers, treatment records and supporting statements, and medical records and hospital reports from any private medical providers. When a claim is approved, a veteran can expect to receive monthly payments in an amount based on his or her disability rating, which is determined by the severity of the disability in question.
Disabled veterans are not the only individuals who are eligible to receive VA healthcare, as these services are available to any veteran who:
However, the second element only applies to veterans who enlisted after 1980 or who entered active duty after 1981.
Once approved and enrolled, veterans have access to a wide range of services, including:
In most cases, these services are offered free of cost, although some veterans may be required to pay small copays for certain medications. When submitting an application for healthcare benefits, veterans should have copies of their discharge papers, as well as wage and financial information.
In addition to offering benefits to qualifying veterans, the VA also makes certain services available to the spouses and dependents of veterans who passed away or were seriously injured in the line of duty, including:
Please call our legal team today to find out whether you and your family qualify for any of these benefits.
Please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC at 312-863-8572 to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated Gary veterans benefits attorney who can address your questions and concerns.