The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers qualifying veterans access to a wide range of benefits, services, and programs not only during their service but after retirement. Unfortunately, filing a claim for veterans benefits can be complicated, and many applications are unfairly denied due to minor procedural errors.
To ensure that this does not happen to you and that your claim is filed properly and on time, you should speak with an Orland Park veterans benefits lawyer who can advise you.¬†
Just because a person retires from the military does not mean that he or she is no longer given access to VA healthcare. In fact, veterans qualify for coverage that provides them with access to a variety of services, including:
For help enrolling in VA healthcare, please call our Orland Park veterans benefits legal team.
In addition to healthcare benefits, the VA also gives veterans access to a number of educational and career counseling services that are designed to help veterans:
Servicemen and women can take advantage of these services if:
Those who fall under these categories may also qualify for education benefits, which includes help with tuition, assistance applying for school, and help with choosing a career.
Veterans with service-connected disabilities that limit their ability to work or prevent them from working at all could qualify for the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, which helps disabled veterans:
In fact, many of these services are also available to the dependent family members of veterans with service-connected injuries.¬†
A number of different insurance programs cover veterans and their family members. For instance, the Traumatic Injury Protection program provides short-term coverage to veterans who are recovering from a traumatic injury. Alternatively, a retiring veteran could obtain group life insurance, once his or her service has ended, from the Veterans‚Äô Group Life Insurance program.¬†
If, however, a veteran suffers from a service-connected disability, he or she could also qualify for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, which allows veterans to continue their current life insurance for an additional two years after separation. This is not the only type of insurance plan that is available to disabled veterans, as these individuals could also be eligible for Veterans‚Äô Mortgage Life Insurance, or mortgage protection insurance, for a residence that has been specially adapted to meet their needs.¬†
Please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC today to schedule an initial case review with a dedicated Orland Park veterans benefits lawyer.¬†
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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