In an effort to compensate veterans for honorably serving their country, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers former servicemen and women a variety of benefits, including disability compensation, aid and attendance benefits, disability housing, and life insurance.
To determine whether you or a loved one qualify for one or more of these benefits, please contact a dedicated Illinois veterans benefits lawyer who can advise you.Â
Disability compensation is one of the most important benefits offered by the VA to retired service members and takes the form of a monthly tax-free payment. Only certain veterans are eligible for this benefit, namely those who were injured or who became ill as a result of their service. This includes coverage for physical conditions, such as a chronic illness or injury, as well as mental health conditions like PTSD.Â
In addition to offering monetary compensation to disabled veterans, the VA also provides qualifying individuals with aid and attendance benefits. These benefits also take the form of a monthly payment and are added to the amount of a veteranâ€™s monthly VA pension. To qualify for aid and attendance benefits, veterans must be able to prove that they receive a VA pension and:
Veterans who qualify for aid and attendance benefits will receive additional payments with their pension that allow them to cover the cost of home healthcare services.Â
The VA also offers housing grants to disabled veterans who are suffering from service-connected conditions that enable them to purchase or modify a home to meet their physical needs. Grants cover the installation of ramps and widened doorways, as well as grab bars and specially adapted showers, but veterans can only qualify for this benefit if they can provide proof that they own or will own a home and have a qualifying service-connected disability, such as severe burns, blindness in both eyes, or the loss of a limb.Â
There are a number of different insurance programs that cover veterans and their family members, including:
For help determining whether you qualify for VA life insurance, please contact our legal team today.Â
If you are a former service member, you and your family could be eligible for VA benefits. To speak with a dedicated Illinois veterans benefits attorney about your options, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC today.Â
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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