Indiana’s military service members give everything they have to their country. Unfortunately, many veterans return from service with lifelong physical and mental health problems. In these situations, the VA provides for disability benefits in the form of a monthly, tax-free payment.
There are a number of requirements veterans must meet before receiving disability compensation. At the Comerford Law Office, LLC, our experienced Indianapolis veterans disability benefits attorneys can assist you in determining your eligibility, dealing with the initial paperwork, and if for any reason your claim is denied, filing a form 9 (appeal) with the VA.
There are two basic qualifications for VA disability benefits:
The phrase “service-connected condition,” in turn, refers to one of three possible scenarios:
Of course, not every service-related sickness or injury is actually disabling. There are certain “presumed” disabilities that qualify a veteran for benefits once he or she receives a doctor’s diagnosis. Some of the more common presumed disabilities include:
Even with a presumed disability, many veterans still find it a challenge to obtain VA benefits under the law. Attorney James R. Comerford understands this struggle. As a VA-accredited Indianapolis veterans disability benefits lawyer, he has the experience and resources to guide you and your family through the process. So if you need more information regarding VA disability benefits, contact The Comerford Law Office, LLC, by telephone, email, or online to schedule a free consultation today.
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