Veterans who sacrifice their health while serving their country can and should be compensated for their losses. Fortunately, Illinois provides disabled veterans who satisfy certain requirements with monetary benefits to cover medical bills and other expenses.
However, the claim filing process is complex, especially for those who are suffering from multiple injuries, making it especially important for these individuals to speak with an experienced Illinois VA accredited attorney before submitting their claim.
Non-accredited attorneys are prohibited by law from helping claimants prepare or present disability claims to the VA, so if you sustained a service-connected disability, please call VA accredited attorney, James R. Comerford to learn more about your legal options.
Although federal law does provide disability benefits to veterans, they are only made available to those who were injured while on active duty. Sadly, this means that many veterans who are suffering from injuries sustained while serving their country are left without access to coverage for their losses. Fortunately, Illinois residents who are also veterans can collect benefits under state programs, even if they were injured while training for active or inactive duty or while already receiving healthcare from the VA. However, even in these cases, applicants must still be able to prove that:
Under Illinois law, veterans suffering from disabilities can also receive pensions if they:
Veterans who can fulfill these requirements can collect monthly pension payments to supplement their income.
In addition to monthly pensions, Illinois veterans can receive aid and attendance benefits when:
Those who fulfill these elements can receive compensation to cover the cost of long-term care, including nursing home expenses.
In addition to disability benefits, Illinois also provides death pensions to the eligible dependents of deceased wartime veterans. To collect these benefits, a veteran’s loved one must be able to prove that:
To find out whether you qualify for veterans benefits, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC at 312-863-8572.
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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