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 Veteransâ€™ 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 Veteransâ€™ 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.
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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