There are over 400,000 veterans of the U.S. armed forces living in Indiana, according to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Out of this group, over 88,000 are receiving disability compensation from the VA, and thousands more receive other common educational and healthcare benefits available to veterans who served with honor.
If you live in northwest Indiana and need assistance applying for VA benefitsâ€“or the VA has denied your request and you would like to appealâ€“it is always a good idea to work with an attorney who is experienced in this area. James R. Comerford is an accredited veterans benefits attorney who assists clients through Indiana obtain the compensation they are entitled to under the law. Even if you simply have questions about what benefits you may be entitled to, the team at the Comerford Law Office, LLC can help.
The VA provides tax-free monthly benefits to qualified veterans of the armed forces who became sick or injured during their service. VA disability benefits cover both physical injuries and mental health conditions. Some of the more common disability-qualifying conditions we come across at the Comerford Law Office, LLC, include:
It is important to note that you may be eligible for VA disability benefits even if your condition existed before or after your actual service. In the case of preservice disabilities, you must still show that your service aggravated your condition. There are certain types of illnesses for which your disability is simply presumed, such as an illness caused while you were detained as a prisoner of war or in contact with hazardous materials used during combat.
Aside from disability, the VA also provides a variety of additional benefits to service members, veterans, and their families:
This is only a brief overview of some of the benefits available to veterans living in Indiana. If you would like additional information, or you are ready to apply for benefits but do not know what steps to take next, contact The Comerford Law Office, LLC, to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our VA benefits legal team 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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