This post describes the VA disability appeals process for decisions issued prior to February 19, 2019. Decisions received after that date are subject to the new VA appeals process.
The Comerford Law Office is proud to represent Glenview veterans in their benefits claims with the VA. James R. Comerford is an accredited veterans’ affairs attorney and is authorized to represent veterans in their disability claims.
Too often, those who served our country file claims on funds that they were promised if they should ever be severely injured in the line of duty or have service-related disabilities. But the VA denies these claims citing insufficient evidence of disability to accept the claim. Those who apply are then left to determine why their claim has been denied and what evidence they will need to get their benefits approved. This is where The Comerford Law Office steps in.
We ensure that you have an ironclad claim file and can prove that your disability was related to your time in the service. We can help you file a Form 9 or a notice of disagreement. We will ensure that you have all the medical evidence you need to prove your case.
Technically, there is no list of disabilities that qualify for VA benefits. Instead, you must prove that your injuries were related to your years in the service and that your disability prevents you from sustaining enough employment to support yourself.
Additionally, your family can qualify for VA benefits in the event that your spouse provides you with daily assistance. This benefit, known as Special Monthly Compensation (SMC), can help offset the costs related to in-home nursing or compensate a spouse who is losing work hours home to care for their veteran.
Common disabilities include:
Veterans’ disability benefits are an important way to ensure that our military heroes get the support they need if they are injured in the line of duty. These benefits can augment a household’s monthly income and even help spouses of veterans who require daily care supplement their income, as well.
The most important thing to know is that the benefits were promised to you when you signed up to join the military. You are entitled to them by contract. If you are injured because of your time in the service and are struggling to sustain gainful employment, the attorneys at The Comerford Law Office are proud to represent you as you make your case to the VA.
If you are struggling to sustain gainful employment and were injured in the line of duty, you are likely eligible to receive benefits from the VA’s disability fund. These are monthly payments made to you and your family to ensure that you can pay your bills, feed yourself, and take care of your loved ones. Call The Comerford Law Office today and schedule an appointment. Glenview Veterans Benefits Attorneys can help.