Veterans Disability LAWYERS
The disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to Veterans who are determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. These disabilities are considered to be service-connected, or sometimes called service-related.
Veterans who have the following criteria may establish a service-connected claim:
- Veteran Status (discharged under circumstances other than dishonorable)
- Existence of a current disability
- Service treatment records and supporting statements
- A connection between the veteran’s service and the current disability
- Degree of Disability
PREPARING FOR THE VA APPLICATION PROCESS
Typically the process includes you gathering all of your military, medical, and other records associated with your application. Be sure to gather your private medical records too. For each claimed disability, be sure to have all the required evidence for each disability.
Service-Connected Disabling Conditions
A variety of service-connected disabilities are considered and may make you eligible for VA benefits, or even additional benefits. If you have any of the possible service-connected disabilities listed below, or some other possible injury or illness, please let us know. The following list is a sample and does not include all service-connected disabilities:
- – Toxic Chemical Exposure
- – Orthopedic Injuries
- – Neurological Injury
- – Explosion related injuries
- – Agent Orange
- – PTSD
- – Traumatic Brain Injury
- – Post-concussion Syndrome
- – Military Sexual Trauma
WHAT TO EXPECT
Standard of Proof
A very important item for veterans to understand is that their disabilities must be connected to their time as an active service member. While they are not required to prove they had treatment for a medical condition during their active service, their medical condition must be “as likely as not” to result from their active duty service. A veteran’s doctor may make a statement on their behalf explaining the connection of their military service to their disabling medical condition.
VA Disability Compensation Amounts
The VA disability amounts can vary greatly, ranging from $133 to over $3,300 per month, depending on the veteran’s level of disability and number of dependents. Once we determine your case, the amount will be determined on several variances.
The appeals process is very complex. If you’ve been denied for VA disability benefits, Wettermark Keith will file a Notice of Disagreement, or appeal, on your behalf to the VA’s Regional Office in your home jurisdiction. An individual has one year from the notice of decision to file an appeal. The VA will then issue a Statement of the Case. Wettermark Keith file a VA Form 9, or substantive appeal, to the Board of Veterans Appeals and request a hearing on your behalf before a VA judge. Wettermark Keith will work with the VA to ensure all of your updated medical records and other pertinent information such as doctor’s statements, lay statements, and other important evidence are in your claim file.
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Wettermark Keith is proud to serve our military veterans and look forward to working with you to obtain the disability benefits you deserve.
We encourage you to speak to our VA Disability Legal Team. Click on Free Consultation button to fill out the free case evaluation and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, call any of our offices or on our toll-free number 877-715-9300.
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