Members of the U.S. military who sustain injuries or contract illnesses during their time in the service are often eligible for disability benefits that can help compensate them for related medical bills, housing costs, and lost wages.
If you need help filing your own claim for disability benefits, or assistance with filing an appeal for a claim that was previously denied by the VA, please contact an experienced Merrillville veterans disability attorney who can advise and assist you.Â
The VA offers disability compensation payments to veterans who serve in active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training capacity and were issued a disability rating for a service-connected condition. However, even if these requirements are met, veterans will only be able to begin receiving a monthly disability compensation payment if they can also prove that they:
Both physical and mental health conditions can qualify as disabilities, which means that eligible veterans can begin collecting payments not only for physical conditions, such as a traumatic brain injury or a chronic respiratory problem, but also for PTSD, anxiety, and depression. This is only possible; however, if veterans can prove that they do have an injury or illness that was diagnosed by a doctor and was related to their military service because of a specific aspect of that service.Â
Aside from disability compensation payments, the VA also offers vocational rehabilitation and employment services to veterans who suffer from a disability that limits their ability to work and who:
Qualifying applicants who meet these requirements are given access to a number of different services, including:
To find out more about the vocational rehabilitation and employment services offered by the VA to qualifying veterans, please contact our veterans disability legal team today.Â
Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities may also qualify for grants to help modify their homes to account for their condition. Specially Adapted Housing grants, for instance, can be used to buy, build, or change a veteranâ€™s home as long as the residence is the veteranâ€™s permanent home, he or she owns it, and the individual suffers from a service-connected disability. Those who do not qualify for this grant could also be eligible for the Special Housing Adaptation grant, which can be used to install wheelchair ramps, handrails, grab bars, and widened doorways.Â
To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated Merrillville veterans disability attorney who will evaluate your case and explain your legal options, please call us at 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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