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Libertyville Veteran’s Benefits Lawyer

Libertyville Veterans Benefits Lawyer

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When an individual is injured during his or her time serving in the military, he or she is entitled to receive disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

These benefits can cover physical or mental health issues that stem from military service for individuals who were discharged for reasons other than dishonorable conditions.

The VA maintains a list of specific qualifying conditions that entitle veterans to receive compensation. Despite these being named as qualifying conditions, veterans’ requests can be denied for a variety of reasons. If you are a disabled veteran seeking the VA disability benefits you are entitled to receive, work with an experienced veterans benefits lawyer to file and pursue your claim.

Disability Benefits for Veterans

The amount of compensation an individual receives through a veterans’ benefits claim depends on the severity of his or her injury or disability and his or her number of dependents. A compensation package can range from $133 to $3,400 or more per month.

Conditions that qualify an individual for veterans’ benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Loss of limb;
  • Loss of hearing or vision;
  • Cognitive disability;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder; and
  • Illnesses stemming from exposure to Agent Orange.

This money is not taxed. Individuals whose conditions arise after they leave the military, but the conditions are directly related to their military service, can also receive veterans’ benefits.

How to Seek Veteran’s Benefits

There are a few ways you can seek veterans’ disability benefits. These include:

  • Filling out a Fully Developed Claim on vets.gov;
  • Filling out VA Form 21-526 and submitting it to your local Veterans Affairs office; and
  • In certain cases, you can receive benefits through the Pre-Discharge Program for Disability Compensation before being discharged from the military.

To receive benefits, you must provide all medical evidence, both military and civilian, that supports your claim. You must also submit records showing your dependents and your discharge or separation documents.

If your claim is denied, you can appeal it with the VA. Talk to your lawyer about this process.

Other Benefits for Qualifying Veterans

In addition to disability benefits, a qualifying veteran can receive reimbursement for his or her travel expenses related to the injury or while they are receiving VA pensions.

For those who suffer severe injuries, like the loss of a hand, Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) is an available supplement to their regular benefits.

Work with an Experienced Libertyville Veteran’s Benefits Lawyer

If you served our country and you are now suffering from a disability, you have the right to seek compensation for your needs from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometimes, this is much more challenging than it initially seems. For help seeking the benefits you are entitled to receive, work with an experienced veterans benefits lawyer. Contact The Comerford Law Office, LLC today to set up your free consultation with us.

Call us today at (312) 863-8572 or email info@comerfordllc.com for a free consultation.

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