Many veterans who suffer from service-related disabilities qualify for financial benefits, but they do not get the essential support they deserve. A complicated claims process is partly to blame, and denials lead many applicants to abandon their efforts.
Our VA-accredited lawyers at the Comerford Law Office, LLC know the strict eligibility factors, so please contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with a Griffith Veterans’ attorney. An overview of what it takes to gain approval may also be useful.
Your service for our country may result in health complications that you did not expect, which is why the Veterans’ Benefits Administration protects your interests. Qualifying for benefits is not a major challenge, but the claims process and supplying the necessary proof can be daunting.
There are four requirements to establish that you are eligible to receive benefits, including:
If you can prove that you qualify, you are entitled to receive a monthly financial benefit. The exact amount depends upon your percentage of disability and how many other people rely on you for support.
Filing a Form 9 to appeal a denied claim or disability rating issue is extremely complicated. The laws and regulations include language that can be hard to comprehend if you do not have a legal background. You put your rights at risk with errors, missing critical deadlines, and failing to include medical records and other essential documents. Final decisions can take weeks even without mistakes, but you can expect longer delays if your paperwork is not in order. Our VA benefits lawyer at the Comerford Law Office, LLC has a keen understanding of the relevant statutes and rules, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.
If you are a disabled veteran, you may already face financial hardship. You may not want to invest funds in an attorney, which is why most VA benefits lawyers bill on a contingency fee basis. You only pay for legal fees if you recover benefits in the form of back payments. There are certain requirements for these arrangements, however. The billing contract must be in writing, and the percentage must be reasonable. Typically, a fee from 20-33% of your total recovery will be acceptable. Once your attorneys receive their legal fees under the contract, the remainder is paid out to you.
For more information, please call 312.863.8572 to reach the Comerford Law Office, LLC. Attorney James Comerford is a knowledgeable VA benefits lawyer and member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), so he has vast experience helping clients get the disability benefits they deserve. We are happy to schedule a no-cost case evaluation to review your circumstances and determine the best strategy to recover your disability benefits.