Disability benefits are some of the most important benefits that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers to former servicemen and women.
Unfortunately, applying for VA disability benefits can be a complex process, so if you were injured during your time in the service and you have questions or concerns about collecting benefits from the VA, it is important to speak with an experienced veterans disability attorney in Evanston who can advise you.¬†
Disability compensation is one of the benefits offered by the VA as a part of its disability benefits package. This benefit takes the form of a monthly tax-free payment that is available to veterans who:
In addition to these requirements, qualifying veterans must be able to prove that:
In some cases, namely when a veteran has a disability that has been diagnosed by a doctor and is considered to be related to his or her military service because of a specific aspect of that service, that individual could be eligible for disability benefits based on a presumed disability. This almost always applies to veterans who suffer from illnesses that appear within one year of discharge, illnesses caused by coming into contact with hazardous materials, and illnesses resulting from time spent as a prisoner of war.¬†
The VA also provides aid and attendance benefits, or monthly payments, to qualified veterans who were granted a VA pension and:
Disabled veterans can apply for the aid and attendance benefit in person or through the mail, but in either case must have access to certain documentation, including:¬†
For help ensuring that your own claim is not delayed due to a failure to include this, or other important information, please contact experienced VA disability lawyer James R. Comerford today.¬†
To speak with a dedicated Evanston veterans disability lawyer about filing a claim for, or appealing a denial of disability benefits, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC. Initial consultations are offered free of charge, so please do not hesitate to call or contact us online at your earliest convenience.¬†
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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