A VA Benefits lawyer can help members of the armed forces secure the benefits that they earned by serving our country. Although, a veteran can technically apply for VA Benefits without the assistance of a lawyer, a skilled VA Benefits attorney can expedite the process and secure more benefits. To learn more about how a VA Benefits law firm can help you get the benefits that you deserve, contact one of our attorneys to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
VA disability benefits are given to military personnel who developed a condition as a result of military service or have had a condition worsen over the duration of military service. This disability compensation is tax-free and is disbursed monthly. A number of factors determine the amount of VA disability benefits, such as the seriousness of the disability, marital status, and living situation.
Although technically any disability that arose from service makes the soldier eligible for VA benefits, some kinds of disabilities are unfortunately more common than others. The following are some of the most common:
Veterans' disabilities are evaluated by the Department of Veteran's Affairs on a scale of 0% to 100%. O% refers to a injury or condition that is extant, but not have any debilitating effect on the veteran's life. Conversely, 100% disability would mean that the veteran is completely incapacitated by the injury.
Veterans are given disability benefits for a number of reasons. For example, if a veteran is unable to hold steady work as a result of a debilitating injury, then he or she is eligible for 100 percent rate compensation for the service that he or she would be otherwise doing (in other words, the veteran would have to have a 60% score disability). Veterans can also combine disabilities in order to get more compensation. For example, if a soldier has suffered both a spinal cord injury and has experienced PTSD, then that veteran will be able to collect compensation for both injuries. It is crucial to collect all possible evidence to demonstrate the seriousness of a disability in order to be eligible to collect benefits.
We believe that the brave men and women serving the United States deserve respect and fair compensation when they complete their military service. VA disability benefits are really the least that we can do to thank our veterans for their service. Contact one of VA Disabilities benefits attorneys today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.