VA-accredited attorneys help Illinois veterans file claims with the VA or appeal denials of their claims. These are attorneys who are recognized by the VA and authorized to represent the interests of veterans who are attempting to make a disability claim.
The accreditation program ensures that veterans receive a high standard of representation and get the benefits they are entitled to by law. In this article, we will discuss how an Illinois VA-accredited attorney can help you.
VA-accredited attorneys are one of a number of individuals who are authorized by the VA to manage VA benefits claims. They include attorneys, claims agents, and veteran service organizations.Â
The process for becoming a VA-accredited attorney requires specialized training in addition to having a law degree. We are legally authorized to represent veterans, service members, and their dependents. Individuals who are not accredited in this capacity are not allowed to represent veterans when filing claims with the VA.
Not all cases are easy to maneuver. For those who have lost limbs in combat, filing a VA disability benefits claim may be simple, but for others, their injuries are not so easy to recognize.
Sometimes veterans have psychiatric issues related to their service, such as PTSD. Other times, they have conditions that are not fully understood, such as Gulf War Syndrome. In still other cases, it may not be apparent how their injury is connected to their years of service. Sometimes it is not easy to prove that your disability prevents you from maintaining your standard of living.
The VA disability benefits program ensures that no matter how difficult your life has become, you are given a fair standard of living. But filing a claim on this fund can often prove frustrating. Veterans may not be in a position to know what evidence will prove their case. So when they receive a denial in a language they can barely understand, they are not sure what to do next.
VA-accredited attorneys can ensure that your claim file contains all the information you need to have your application approved by the VA. This includes medical evidence, evidence that your condition is related to your service, and evidence that your impairment makes it difficult to sustain gainful employment.Â
If you are confused about the claims process or have had your claim denied, The Comerford Law Office provides top-quality representation to Illinois-area veterans. Call our office today to learn more about how we can help you get the benefits that you deserve.
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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