Individuals who suffer from disabilities related to injuries and illnesses they sustained while serving in the US military are entitled to receive certain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefits are meant to compensate disabled veterans for the wages they can not earn because of their partial or complete disabilities.
Receiving VA disability benefits is not an automatic process. In order to access these benefits, a disabled veteran must file a benefits claim online, by mail, or at his or her local VA office.
You do not have to work with a lawyer to file your VA benefits claim. However, working with a lawyer can make the process easier because a VA benefits lawyer understands the process for filing and pursuing a claim and can ensure the following:
VA benefits claims are regularly denied for a variety of reasons, including a lack of sufficient evidence to support the claims and the erroneous belief on the VA’s part that the veteran is not disabled severely enough to warrant benefits. When a claim is denied, an experienced VA lawyer can appeal the decision and take steps to increase its chances of being approved. This could mean providing additional evidence to support the claim or revising the information provided with the claim.
As a disabled veteran, you have certain rights to VA benefits. These rights include the right to receive benefits for disabilities, directly and indirectly, related to your time in the service, such as a leg lost in combat or a case of mesothelioma that developed years after being exposed to asbestos while working on a Navy ship. Additionally, your spouse may qualify for VA benefits.
Common conditions for which disabled veterans receive benefits include:
When your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the VA’s decision. Be sure to retain a lawyer as soon as possible after your claim is denied because you only have a brief window of time to appeal the decision.
As a disabled veteran, you could be entitled to receive certain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. When you are pursuing these benefits, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced Illinois VA benefits lawyer. Get started with a member of our team at the Comerford Law Office, LLC today to learn more about your rights and to move forward with your claim. Call us at 312-863-8572 now to set up your free legal consultation.
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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