While many veterans are able to successfully transition to civilian life following their discharge, an alarming number of servicemen and women are unable to find employment or secure housing due to disability.
In an effort to help address these issues, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers disability compensation benefits to qualifying veterans who became ill or were injured while serving in the military. A wide range of ailments can support a claim for VA disability benefits, including physical conditions like chronic illnesses and traumatic brain injury, as well as mental health conditions, such as PTSD. To learn more about applying for disability benefits, or to speak to someone about a denied claim, please contact an experienced Oak Lawn VA disability lawyer who can advise you.
Veterans who suffer from a current illness or injury that affects their body or mind could qualify for a monthly tax-free disability payment if they:
In addition to satisfying these requirements, claimants must also be able to prove that:
While many illnesses qualify as disabilities for benefit purposes, certain conditions are automatically presumed to satisfy the definition of a disability, including:
To learn more about whether your own injuries qualify as a disability, please contact our legal team today.Â
In addition to offering disability compensation to veterans, the VA also provides qualifying individuals with disability housing grants that can be used to purchase or modify a home to meet their physical needs. This could include everything from installing ramps and widening doorways to lowering countertops and building a specially adapted shower. The types of injuries and conditions that qualify as a disability depends on the type of grant being requested, so if you believe that you may qualify for a housing adaptation grant, it is important to speak with an attorney before submitting your claim.Â
Veterans who have service-connected disabilities that limit their ability to work are often eligible for enrollment in the VAâ€™s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, which provides qualifying veterans with:
To learn more about the education and career counseling services offered by the VA, please call our office 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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