Disability presents enough challenges if you are a veteran who suffered a medical condition in the line of duty. Getting the benefits you deserve should not be another battle to fight.
At the Comerford Law Office, LLC, our VA-accredited lawyers take on the legal issues involved in filing for veterans’ disability benefits, so you can focus on your future. Please contact us to set up a no-cost consultation with a Hammond Veterans’ attorney, and check out some general information on how these claims work.
Eligibility for veterans’ benefits is not as straightforward as it may seem. The Veterans’ Benefits Administration has implemented a strict set of qualification requirements, and it meticulously scrutinizes each claim. Therefore, you need solid documentary support with respect to each of the four elements, which include:
When you can provide proof of these essential elements, you are entitled to disabled veterans’ benefits. Your payments are based on your level of disability, calculated from 10 to 100 percent. Another factor is the number of dependents who rely on you for support. Benefits are tax-free and are not subject to offset as some Social Security disability benefits would be.
There is no legal requirement to retain a VA benefits lawyer, but there are multiple reasons that it is critical to have an attorney to assist. You may not comprehend the massive content array of laws and regulations that apply when filing a Form 9 to appeal a denied claim for disability benefits. Within the complex legal language, there are time deadlines that may bar your claim. With help from our team at the Comerford Law Office, LLC, you can be sure that there are no mistakes in completing the forms or other issues that can lead to delays.
It is difficult to think about spending more money on attorneys when you may already be dealing with financial hardship as a disabled veteran. The VA benefits lawyers at the Comerford Law Office, LLC understand this predicament, which is why we do not get paid unless we obtain a favorable outcome. Our legal fees are based upon the total amount of your past-due benefits, ranging from 20 to 33% depending on the specifics of your case. We include all the details of this contingency fee arrangement in a written contract, which must be approved before we can charge for our services.
As a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA), James Comerford is a skilled VA benefits lawyer who draws from extensive experience and legal knowledge. He is committed to protecting the rights of disabled veterans, so they can obtain the benefits necessary for proper care and support. For more information or to schedule a no-cost case evaluation, please call 312.863.8572 to reach the Comerford Law Office, LLC.
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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