Naperville veterans applying for disability benefits have a long road ahead of them. Most claims are denied with vague or confusing reasons. For that reason, many veterans hire attorneys to help manage their claims. The VA benefits application process can be confusing, but a Naperville veterans’ disability benefits lawyer can help you get your application approved so you can get the disability benefits that you were promised.
To file a successful VA disability benefits application, you must be able to prove that you were a veteran, your disability is related to your military service, and that your disability prevents you from sustaining gainful employment. While those three criteria sound easy, they end up being quite difficult to prove.
Most claims are denied because the applicant has not provided the VA with enough information to meet their burden of proof. In some cases, it may not be apparent that your disability is connected to your military service. In other cases, it may not be apparent how much work you can perform with your current disability.
Further complicating matters is the fact that some disabilities are more difficult to prove than others. For example, it may be difficult to prove how your service-related PTSD impairs your ability to work. The Naperville veterans’ disability lawyers at Comerford Law Office will work closely with your doctors to ensure they can provide the evidence needed to prove your claim. We will also work alongside vocational counselors and experts who can testify as to what type of employment you can or cannot do.
It is a point of pride that our veterans should never have to financially suffer due to the service that they provided for our country. Veterans’ benefits are a form of nontaxable monthly income that is designed to help those who cannot work or cannot work full time. The amount of benefits is related to your disability rating and how your disability impacts your ability to work. Those who are no longer able to do work for which they are qualified may be able to use their veterans’ benefits to get the training they need to start a new line of work.
Veterans’ benefits also pay for in-home nursing for those who need help with the activities of daily living. When a spouse or family member provides these services, the money can be paid directly to them, further helping your family.
The Comerford Law Office is proud to represent America’s veterans during the disability application process. Call today to learn more about how we can help.