Veterans who sustain or contract certain medical conditions during their service in the military could be eligible for a variety of disability benefits, including monthly compensation payments, vocational rehabilitation, and nursing home assistance.
Unfortunately, filing a claim for these benefits can be difficult, so if you believe that you might qualify for disability benefits, it is important to speak with an experienced Park Ridge VA disability lawyer who can ensure that your claim is filed properly and on time.
Disability compensation is a tax-free monthly payment that is made to veterans suffering from a disease or injury that was incurred or aggravated during military service. Veterans could qualify for disability compensation for a physical condition, such as a chronic illness or injury, as well as a mental health condition like PTSD. In fact, some illnesses and injuries are automatically presumed to satisfy the definition of a disability for compensation purposes, including chronic illnesses that appear within a year of discharge, illnesses caused by coming into contact with toxic chemicals, and illness contracted during the time spent as a prisoner of war.
Veterans who have been diagnosed with disabilities that were caused or worsened by their active duty service and whose ability to work has been limited as a result could be eligible for employment support services, but only if they:
Although the types of services that are available to disabled veterans depend on a person’s specific needs and goals, potential services could include:
To find out more about the application process for obtaining vocational rehabilitation benefits, please contact our legal team today.
As a disabled veteran, a person could receive assisted living, residential, or home health care through the VA. Available long-term care services include:
These services are available in a number of different settings, including:
For help applying for some of these long-term services and support programs, please contact our VA benefits legal team today.
If you live in Indiana and are a former service member and have questions about applying for benefits or appealing a denied claim, please call dedicated Park Ridge VA disability lawyer James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office, LLC for an assessment of your claim.