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This post describes the VA disability appeals process for decisions issued prior to February 19, 2019. Decisions received after that date are subject to the new VA appeals process.

Peoria VA Disability Attorney

Comerford Law Office provides assistance to veterans seeking disability benefits from the VA. More often than not, the process is stressful, confusing, and opaque. Disability benefit filers are left to attempt to prove their cases on their own without the medical or legal knowledge required to prove a case to a judge.

Comerford Law Office will review rejection letters and help create ironclad claim files to smooth over the process and increase the chances that your benefits application will be accepted.

Top Disabilities for Veteran’s Benefits Claims

According to the U.S. government, there are over 3.8 million veterans with active disabilities that prevent them from sustaining gainful employment. Some of these conditions include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Agent Orange exposure
  • Gulf War Syndrome
  • Hearing loss or deafness
  • Loss of vision or blindness
  • Loss of limb
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Psychiatric and mental illness
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Military sexual trauma (MST)

If your condition is not mentioned, you may still receive VA benefits. If you need help filing a Form 9 or filing a notice of disagreement, do not hesitate to call the Peoria, Indiana VA benefits attorneys at the Comerford Law Office today.

What are Veterans Benefits?

Veterans’ disability benefits are regular monthly payments that are non-taxable. These funds are intended to help those who served our country but have a service-related disability that makes it difficult for them to work. 

Families of veterans are also entitled to receive additional benefits called Special Monthly Compensation (SMC). This money is set aside for veterans who require daily assistance or they have specific disabilities (like losing a limb). Spouses to these veterans may receive compensation for aid and assistance that they provide their husband or wife. 

These benefits are important to those who have sustained combat-related injuries that impair their ability to work. That being said, the VA is very protected of their veteran’s benefits fund and will force every claimant to prove their disability is sufficiently injurious to warrant having their income supplemented by the government. This process is slow and frustrating. Having an attorney handle the claim for you can mean the difference between having your benefits awarded in a few months to a few years.

Talk to a Peoria VA Disability Attorney

At Comerford Law Office, we take pride in helping our nation’s veterans lead relaxing, full lives with the financial support they need. We can help you navigate the complex claims process, fill out the required forms, and then pad your case file with all the evidence required to get your benefits awarded. Call today to learn more about how we can help. 

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