If you served in the U.S. military and sustained an injury or have a medical condition that was caused during your active duty, you may be entitled to collect veterans benefits. Get the assistance of a Schererville veterans benefits lawyer.
These benefits are designed to help those who may have difficulty working due to injuries suffered in the line of duty. While they do not have to be combat-related, you will need to prove to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) that the condition was caused during your time as an active duty member of the military. Some conditions may take years to develop symptoms.
Comerford Law Office is proud to represent U.S. veterans with the process of applying for veterans benefits. This can include filing a form 9 or a filing a notice of disagreement. These forms are filed when you seek to appeal the VBA’s decision to deny your claim. Our attorneys have successfully helped numerous veterans apply for benefits and appeal decisions. Please feel free to contact our law office for more information.
There are three ways to apply for veterans benefits. Those are:
You can have a personal representative fill out the forms on your behalf, as well. This includes an attorney. You do not need to provide evidence when you begin the application process. The VA will ask you for any information that it requires to determine if your claim is valid.
During the application process, you will be required to list the conditions that make it difficult for you to work. You will want to include dates and times. You will eventually require medical evidence to link an active-duty incident to your medical condition. While sometimes this is fairly straightforward, other times the link between your duties in the military and your medical condition may not be that obvious. Regardless of how obvious the link is, you are entitled to receive benefits if you can prove your case. The attorneys of the Comerford Law Office can help you do just that.
In the event that the VBA denies your petition for veterans benefits, you will need to file an appeal. To do this, you must file a notice of disagreement with the VBA. When a claim is denied, the VBA will list several reasons why they believe that the condition was not caused while you were on duty. In many situations, it will deny claims simply for lack of evidence.
In response, you will need to list the reasons why you disagree with that finding and medical evidence to support your claim. Likely, this means taking the decision to your doctor and attempting to get the evidence you need.
The attorneys at Comerford Law Office understand how frustrating this process can be. As your attorneys, we will help you prove your case to the VBA. Please feel free to give us a call or contact us online.
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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