The Department of Veterans Affairs provides our nation’s veterans with access to certain benefits, including coverage for the wages they can not earn after leaving the service due to disabilities they suffer related to injuries and illnesses they faced while serving.
Getting VA benefits is not always a straightforward process. Sometimes, veterans face difficulty proving that they were, in fact, disabled while serving or that they are disabled enough to qualify for benefits. In these cases, veterans’ claims may be denied, keeping them from accessing the benefits they are entitled to receive. If you find yourself in this position, you can work with an experienced VA benefits lawyer to get the benefits you deserve.
Any veteran who was disabled while serving in the United States military qualifies for VA disability benefits. It does not matter how long he or she served or in which branch he or she served. It also does not matter whether the veteran was directly injured while serving, like losing a limb in combat, or if he or she is facing a secondary service-connected impairment, like developing diabetes after being exposed to Agent Orange while serving in the military. Additionally, individuals suffering from conditions worsened by their military service can pursue VA disability benefits.
Veterans suffering from a wide variety of conditions can pursue VA benefits. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
In some cases, disabled veterans’ spouses and veterans’ spouses who suffer their own disabilities related to veterans’ service can pursue VA disability benefits.
When a VA benefits claim is denied, it can be appealed. There are a variety of reasons why a claim may be denied, including:
Depending on the point in the claim process at which your claim was denied, your window for filing an appeal can be as short as 30 days. Work with an experienced VA benefits lawyer to ensure that you are aware of your deadline and that your appeal corrects the issue that originally resulted in a claim denial.
When you need to access the VA benefits you are entitled to receive, having a dedicated VA benefits lawyer on your side can be the difference between getting your benefits seamlessly and facing a huge headache. Get started with a Rockford VA benefits lawyer today by scheduling your free legal consultation with a member of the Comerford Law Office, LLC. Call us now at 312-863-8572 to get started.
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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