According to a report from the United States Census Bureau, nearly 20 percent of military veterans (3.7 million in total) have a disability or medical condition that is directly related to their military service. These veterans, who gave up so much to protect our rights and freedoms, deserve our protection.
They have earned their disability benefits. Yet, unfortunately, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be a bureaucratic nightmare for disabled veterans. Many VA benefits claims are wrongly denied. At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our dedicated Great Lakes veterans benefits lawyer fights aggressively to protect the legal rights and financial interests of Illinois veterans and their families.
Under United States federal law, lawyers can only handle VA benefits claim if they possess official accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our founding attorney James R. Comerford is fully accredited by the VA. This means that he has official authorization to represent military veterans in VA benefits claims in Great Lakes, Illinois and the surrounding communities. Our law firm has handled many different types of VA disability claims, including:
The VA benefits claims process can be frustratingly slow for many veterans. Indeed, according to information provided by the National Organization of Veteransâ€™ Advocates (NOVA), it can take up to 180 days to get an initial decision from the VA. Additionally, if you need to file an appeal to get your benefits, the process can take as long as two years to be completed.
Our Great Lakes VA benefits legal team wants to make sure that you get your full benefits as quickly as is possible under the current system. To do this, it is crucial that you submit a strong initial claim, with all relevant supporting documentation included. Ideally, your claim will be approved without any undue delay. Though, in the unfortunate event that your VA benefits claim is denied, our legal team is ready to take your case as far as it needs to go to ensure that you recover every penny that you are owed for your service to our country.
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our top-rated veterans lawyer has deep experience representing clients in Great Lakes, Illinois. If you or a family member has had VA benefits denied, we can help. To set up a free, no obligation case review, please call us today at 312-863-8572 or reach out to our law firm through our website.
To have your case evaluated by an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, please callÂ The Comerford Law Office, LLCÂ at 312-863-8572 today.
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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