In addition to the benefits offered to veterans by the federal government, Indiana residents also have the option of collecting benefits through state programs and agencies, such as the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
For help filing a claim for benefits through one or both of these programs, please contact a dedicated Lake County, IN Veterans’ benefits lawyer who can assist you.
Veterans who served in the U.S. military in an active duty capacity are often eligible to receive monthly disability benefits, the amount of which will depend on their disability rating. These ratings, which are assigned on a scale of zero to 100 in increments of 10, are provided by qualified medical professionals who make their decisions based on:
Generally, the higher a person’s disability rating is, the more severe his or her disability is considered, and as such, will result in higher compensation rates. However, the VA also takes other factors into consideration when making these decisions, including whether a person is married or has children.
In addition to disability benefits, the VA also offers education and training services, which are designed to help veterans pay for tuition, books, and housing when furthering their education. While these benefits can be used to obtain traditional degrees, they can also be used to help veterans obtain on-the-job training, apprenticeships, non-college degrees, certification, and licensing.
In addition to being eligible for federal VA benefits, many Indiana veterans also have the option of collecting state veterans’ benefits, which include:
If you are a former service member and live in Indiana, you could be eligible for both federal VA benefits and state benefits, such as job placement, tuition assistance, health care coverage, and tax deductions. To speak with a dedicated Lake County, IN veterans’ benefits lawyer about your own legal options, including whether you should apply for VA benefits, please contact The Comerford Law Office, LLC by sending us an online message today. A member of our legal team can also help you begin the process of filing an appeal, or notice of disagreement with the VA if necessary. Initial consultations are offered free of charge, so please do not hesitate to call or contact us online with your VA benefits-related questions and concerns.
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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