When it comes to how to start your VA Disability Claim process, there are a lot of details that you should get right from the beginning. A strong, holistic claim, expert evidence, and buddy statements will help your appeal or initial application. Our lawyers speak from experience on how to get your claim started on the best foot.
SMC (Special Monthly Compensation) is given in relation to the difficulty of living a normal life. The VA might give you a disability rating of 70% on your right leg because of an injury that prevents you from working, but an SMC rating would be given because the loss of your right-hand makes it difficult for you to bathe yourself.
Accrued, Substitution, and DIC claims all have different details and requirements for widows or other surviving spouses of veterans to get benefits. This video and article explain the differences and what options you have for applying for benefits even after your loved one has passed away.
Experience is more important than location when it comes to VA Disability claims. That’s why you don’t need a VA Lawyer that is close to you geographically. The VA takes all of its applications and appeals electronically so experience is more important than having a lawyer in your neighborhood.
What are the differences between 100% and permanent total disability ratings? The main difference is why you obtain the rating. If you receive a 100% rating, it is because your disabilities totaled this amount on the Combined Ratings table. If you receive a permanent total disability rating, it is because you received a 100% rating […]
Introduction to Sleep Apnea VA Claims Sleep apnea is a common but serious condition that affects millions of Americans, but veterans’ disability filings show us that it impacts veterans at a higher rate and that they’re diagnosed at a higher rate than the general population. Over the past decade, the VA has seen a spike […]
Here are 10 tips on how widows and other surviving dependents of veterans may be eligible to receive monthly compensation. Apply and appeal if necessary to get by after your loved one passes away.
Overview of the Current VA Appeals Process Timeline These are the wait times for the current VA appeals process timeline. Each step will be explained later in this guide to the VA appeals process timeline. Here is a quick overview of what to expect from the current VA appeals process timeline: Part One: Formal […]