Comerford Law Office provides legal services for veterans seeking veterans’ disability benefits.
James R. Comerford has fulfilled the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs accreditation process and is authorized to represent Veterans obtain disability benefits
While much emphasis is placed on the physical injuries and disabilities of veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has increasingly acknowledged the debilitating nature of many service-related psychiatric and mental illnesses, as well. If you have a mental condition stemming from your service, you can be eligible for free psychological or psychiatric care from the VA. In addition, if your mental illness interferes with your ability to live your life, you may be granted monthly cash benefits to help you support yourself. Seeking VA benefits for your mental illness can help you control your symptoms, overcome your condition, and ease your financial stresses in the meantime.
Not every mental illness will qualify as a disability under VA definitions for the purposes of benefits. The following are only some of the mental illnesses for which you may receive benefits if you can show they were incited or caused by your military service:
If you can provide medical evidence from your doctors that your condition arose from your service or was aggravated by your service and that it adversely affects your ability to function normally, you should be entitled to financial disability benefits.
In addition, the VA recognizes that some mental conditions can stem from physical injuries and disabilities. For example, a traumatic brain injury can result in personality changes, anger issues, and emotional and mood control difficulties. Having a significant physical impairment that limits your ability to engage in activities you once enjoyed or to care for yourself can also result in severe depression and other mood disorders. The VA will recognize that these mental and psychiatric illnesses deserve benefits as long as you can provide evidence connecting them to your service or injuries sustained during your service.
The process of obtaining benefits can be stressful and complex and it can help substantially to have an experienced veterans disability attorney on your side. At Comerford Law Office, LLC, we can help you do the following and more:
If you are suffering from a psychiatric or mental illness that stems from your military service, you should know that you do not have to face your future alone. While proving that you have a service-related disability due to your mental illness may seem complicated, VA benefits attorney James R. Comerford is here to help you. As a committed veterans advocate, Mr. Comerford has helped many clients obtain the benefits they deserve after their service. If you would like more information about our services or want to discuss your personal situation, please call the Comerford Law Office at 312-863-8572 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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