In recognition of the enormous sacrifice made by those who serve our country, both Congress and the Illinois Legislature have made healthcare and non-healthcare related benefits available to eligible veterans.
For help navigating the complex filing process, please call an experienced Springfield, IL VA benefits attorney who can assist you with submitting your own claim.
Anyone who served in the active military, air, or naval service and who was not discharged under dishonorable conditions can qualify for VA healthcare benefits. However, unless a person was discharged early for disability incurred while in the line of duty, veterans who enlisted after September of 1980 or who entered active duty after October of 1981 must be able to prove that they served for two continuous years or the entire period for which they were called to active duty in order to qualify for healthcare benefits. This includes Reserve and National Guard members.
Service members who satisfy these eligibility requirements will have access to primary care, mental healthcare treatment, both inpatient and outpatient care, and counseling. In addition to these benefits, Illinois residents who qualify for the state’s Veterans Care Program are given access to comprehensive and affordable healthcare, which includes coverage for:
To find out whether you qualify as an uninsured Illinois veteran for the purposes of obtaining state-sponsored healthcare, please contact our legal team today.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for service members to be discharged early after sustaining a serious injury. When these injuries or illnesses result in disability, a veteran could qualify for special disability benefits, but only if he or she can demonstrate that the disability is service related or was the result of treatment from a VA healthcare provider. The federal government also offers disability pensions to veterans who were not discharged dishonorably and who:
In addition to disability benefits, pensions, and healthcare, the VA provides eligible veterans with home loan guarantees, which can help veterans or their families obtain homes or refinance their loans. These VA guaranteed loans can be used to purchase a home or repair or improve an already existing residence. Another federal benefit known as the Specially Adapted Housing Grant is also made available to veterans who suffer from permanent and total service-connected disabilities and provides up to 50% of the cost of a specially adapted house.
To speak with an experienced Springfield, IL VA benefits attorney about submitting your own claim, or if your initial application was denied and you have questions about completing and filing a Form 9, please contact 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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