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Illinois Veterans Benefits Law Firm

The process of applying for VA benefits is intentionally frustrating. The VA wants to ensure that every claim is valid and they have a very high standard of proof they require of every disability application they receive. For that reason, the majority of VA disability applications are denied. That is when an Illinois veterans benefits law firm can become involved and file an appeal on your behalf. 

Why are VA applications rejected?

VA applications can be rejected for one of three reasons.

  • You are not a former member of the U.S. military – These benefits are set aside only for former military.
  • Your disability was not the result of your active duty – If you hurt yourself bungee jumping or in the octagon, your claim will not be honored. Your disability must be the result of your active-duty military service. Injuries acquired elsewhere are not compensable under VA disability claims.
  • Your disability is not substantial enough to reduce your income – In order to qualify for VA benefits, you must be able to prove that your disability reduces or prevents you from sustaining gainful employment. The majority of applications come back denied because the applicant has failed to meet the VA’s high standard for proving this element.

Finding a law firm to file an appeal

The Comerford Law Office provides services throughout Indiana and Illinois. We represent veterans who have already had their applications rejected, and are now beginning the process of appeal. It is important to contact a veterans benefits attorney as soon as you receive word that your application has been rejected. Often, veterans who attempt to respond on their own are forced to begin the process all over.

It is important to understand that you are making a legal argument using medical information. This is no small task. Veterans benefits attorneys will coordinate your medical care with statements made by family members, friends, social workers, vocational experts, and your former military associates to make your case as strong as we possibly can. This may require us to have your disability re-rated so that you can receive more benefits, or it may require us to prove your disability substantially impairs your ability to work.

No matter what the requirements, The Comerford Law Office will advocate tirelessly to ensure that you get the benefits that you were promised when you joined the military.

Find an Illinois Veterans Benefits Law Firm

The Comerford Law Office represents American veterans who were injured in the line of duty. We can help you secure VA disability benefits that help support you and your family. Call today to learn more about how we can help!

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