Former servicemen and women who were injured while in the line of duty face chronic pain, expensive medical bills, and unemployment. In an effort to alleviate these problems for veterans who honorably served their country, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers qualifying veterans with disability benefits.
These benefits, which include access to healthcare and a monthly payment, can make all the difference in helping veterans transition to civilian life, so if you were recently separated from the military and have questions about your own eligibility for disability benefits, it is important to speak with experienced veterans disability benefits lawyers near me who can address your concerns.¬†
Veterans who suffer from an illness or injury that affects their body or mind could be eligible for disability benefits upon separating from the military if they:
Even in cases where these elements have been fulfilled, veterans will only be able to collect disability benefits if they can also prove that:
In most cases, injured veterans must prove that a medical condition is severe enough to qualify as a disability. There are certain situations, however, when the VA is willing to presume that a medical condition is a disability, including when a person is suffering from:
To find out more about what types of conditions are covered by disability benefits, please contact our legal team today.¬†
The amount that a disabled veteran can expect to collect in monthly disability payments depends on how disabled that person is, which in turn is represented by his or her disability rating. These ratings range from zero to 100% disabling, so generally, the higher a person‚Äôs rating is, the more he or she can collect in benefits. However, it is also possible to receive additional amounts if:
The VA will also take cost-of-living into account when assigning compensation rates, as well as whether a veteran is suffering from multiple disabilities.¬†
If you believe that you may qualify for VA disability benefits, or recently received notice of a denied claim, please call VA accredited attorney James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office, LLC to learn more about your legal options.¬†
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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