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’ 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’ 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.