United States veterans earn benefits by serving our country. If a veteran develops a disability or disease that is any way related to their time in the armed forces, they are entitled to recover tax-free benefits.
Sadly, far too many Illinois veterans are unable to access the compensation that they have worked so hard to earn. Small mistakes in the application process lead to many otherwise valid claims being denied. If you or a loved one is applying for VA benefits, please seek assistance from a top-rated Peoria veterans benefits lawyer.
Our lead attorney James R. Comerford is an officially accredited veterans advocate. This means that he has the legal standing to represent you in any part of your case before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, Mr. Comerford has experience with VA benefits claims involving many different service-connected disabilities and diseases. Some of the most common examples include:
If your condition is not included on that list, do not worry; we can still help you. No matter the specific details of your case, our team will conduct a comprehensive initial assessment of your claim and tell you exactly what you need to do to maximize your recovery.
In order to apply for veterans benefits in Peoria, Illinois, you will need to complete and submit VA Form 21-526. It is critically important that your initial application is completed without mistakes and with all of the necessary supporting documentation. This application is complex and technical, so it is highly recommended that you consult with a top-rated Peoria veterans benefits lawyer before submitting your claim.
Should your application be denied, you are not out of luck. While this can be extremely frustrating, you need to keep fighting. Veterans benefits claims can be rejected for a wide variety of reasons. Most often, wrongful denials happen because insufficient evidence was included or because there was a mistake with the application. Our legal team is prepared to represent you or your loved one on appeal, fighting aggressively to seek the full benefits that are deserved.
At the Comerford Law Office, LLC, our team has deep experience handling veterans benefits claims in Peoria and throughout the state of Illinois. To get help for yourself or for a loved one, please call our office today at 312-863-8572 to request your free legal consultation. We serve communities throughout Peoria County, including Bartonville, Peoria Heights and Chillicothe.
To have your case evaluated by an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC at 312-863-8572 today.
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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