In addition to disability compensation for service-related injuries, the VA also offers eligible veterans access to health care services, vocational training, counseling services, housing assistance, and tuition assistance.
To find out whether you qualify for some or all of these benefits, or for assistance appealing a denial, please contact an experienced Northwest Indiana veterans benefits attorney for assistance.
The VA provides eligible veterans with access to a comprehensive medical benefits package, which includes not only primary care but also:
To qualify for these benefits, a veteran must be able to demonstrate that he or she served in the active military, air, or naval service and was separated under non-dishonorable conditions. Furthermore, if a veteran enlisted or entered active duty after 1980 or 1981 respectively, he or she must also be able to provide proof of service for at least 24 continuous months or the full period for which he or she was called.
In addition to these benefits, the VA also provides mental health services to veterans who served in combat zones and their family members. This includes access to no-cost counseling, referral services, and outreach, all of which are aimed to help veterans and their families adjust to life after deployment. Assisted living and home health services are also offered to eligible veterans seeking short and long-stay services, home or community-based services, respite care, or family support services.
Besides access to health care, the VA also offers certain veterans monthly compensation for their service-connected disabilities, medical conditions, and injuries. To qualify for this benefit, applicants must be able to provide evidence that:
To help demonstrate their claim, applicants should have copies of their discharge or separation papers, as well as their service treatment records, supporting statements, and private hospital or medical provider records.
Once their disability has been established, injured veterans will receive a rating, which will be determined by calculating the severity of the disability in light of a VA medical examination and military records submitted by the veteran. Qualifying veterans will then receive a monthly payment to help make up for any economic loss resulting from a service-connected illness or injury. Veterans with spouses and dependent children may also be eligible to receive additional compensation.
For help with your own veterans’ benefits claim, please contact dedicated veterans’ benefits attorney James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office, LLC. Contact us today by completing one of our brief online contact forms.
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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