In recognition of the sacrifices made by active members of the military during their service with the United States, both federal and state governments offer qualifying veterans access to a wide range of benefits. These benefits include disability compensation, health care services, and vocational rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, collecting these benefits can be difficult, as applicants are required to submit lengthy applications supported by extensive documentation before their claims will be approved. For help filing your own claim or a Form 9, please contact an NWI veterans’ benefits lawyer who has the experience and resources to assist you.
The VA offers federal disability benefits to veterans with disabilities, medical conditions, illnesses, or injuries that were incurred or aggravated during active military service. To establish a link between a current disability and military service, applicants should have access to their discharge or separation papers, as well as their service treatment records and supporting medical statements, and any medical records and reports from private hospitals and medical providers. Failing to submit this documentation is one of the most commonly cited reasons for denying a claim for VA benefits, making it especially important for veterans to take great care when compiling this information.
In addition to disability compensation, the VA, as well as certain Indiana state programs, offers veterans vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits, which include:
Only veterans who meet certain eligibility requirements can collect these benefits. For instance, in order to take advantage of these benefits, a veteran must have:
For help applying for vocational and rehabilitation benefits, please contact our VA benefits legal team today.
The VA also offers access to dental care, vision care, mental health services, and assisted living and home health services to eligible veterans who served in the active military, air, or naval service and were separated under non-dishonorable conditions. Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or who began active duty service after October 16, 1981, however, must also be able to demonstrate that they served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called, in order to qualify for VA health care benefits.
In addition to cost-free health care and access to preventive, primary, and specialty care, qualifying veterans can also take advantage of mental health services offered by the VA, which provide coverage for inpatient and outpatient care at VA medical centers, community-based outpatient treatment services, and individual and whole family serves for PTSD, depression, substance abuse disorders, and readjustment assistance.
Please contact The Comerford Law Office, LLC today to consult with an experienced NWI veterans’ benefits lawyer who can walk you through your legal options.
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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