The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a wide range of benefits to former servicemen and women, including access to healthcare, housing assistance, job placement services, and disability benefits.
Of the many programs offered by the VA, disability benefits are some of the most impactful, as they play a key role in helping veterans obtain the medical care that they need, as well as assisting them in smoothly transitioning to civilian life.¬†
Unfortunately, filing a claim for disability benefits can be complicated, and many requests are denied due to minor errors with paperwork or missed deadlines. To ensure that this does not happen to you or a loved one who may qualify for disability benefits, please contact a dedicated VA disability lawyer Naperville who can walk you through the filing or appeals process.¬†
Veterans who suffer from a service-connected medical condition are often entitled to VA disability compensation, which takes the form of a tax-free monthly payment. These benefits are only available to veterans who were not dishonorably discharged, served in active duty or inactive duty for training capacity, and have received a disability rating. The amount that a veteran receives depends largely on the severity of the disability in question, which is based on a rating of between zero and 100% disabling.¬†
Veterans may also qualify for additional payments to cover the cost of aid and attendance, but only if they can prove that:
Fortunately, even those who do not qualify for aid and attendance benefits could still be eligible for housebound benefits, which are available to those who receive a VA pension and spend the majority of their time at home due to a permanent disability.¬†
Veterans with service-connected disabilities could also qualify for adaptive housing grants, which can be used to build or modify a home to meet their specific needs. For instance, the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant can be used to cover the cost of everything from installing wheelchair ramps and widening doorways to lowering counters and installing shower rails. The Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) grant, on the other hand, helps cover the cost of medically necessary improvements and structural changes to a veteran‚Äôs primary residence, even if his or her disability is not service-related.¬†
For help filing a claim for veterans disability benefits, or submitting an appeal for a previously denied claim, please call dedicated VA disability attorney Naperville James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office, LLC. A member of our legal team can be reached by phone or online message, so please do not hesitate to call or contact us online 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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