Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits are available for service-connected mental and physical conditions. Not sure if you’re eligible? Need help appealing a denial? You can always talk to a Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer for free at Woods and Woods. For help, please fill out the free VA claim evaluation form or call toll-free at (866) 232-5777.
Are Coast Guard veterans eligible for VA Disability Benefits?
Yes! For some reason, Coast Guard veterans are under the impression that they are not entitled to VA Disability Benefits. That is plain wrong! Coast Guard veterans are eligible for VA Disability Benefits just like everyone else that served active duty.
Coast Guard Veterans can get VA Disability Benefits for any service-connected injury. These benefits are called VA Disability Compensation. A service-connected injury is any disease or injury that happened during service or was aggravated during their service.
Coast Guard veterans can also get VA Disability Benefits for non-service connected injuries. These benefits, called VA Disability Pension, are need-based and are similar to Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI). VA Disability Pension requires the Coast Guard veteran to be low-income, have wartime service, and total and permanent disability.
The surviving dependents of Coast Guard veterans can receive Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits are available to surviving dependents of Coast Guard veterans who died from a service-connected disability.
How much can a Coast Guard veterans receive in VA Disability Benefits?
Some Coast Guard veterans can receive VA Disability Benefits of over $3,332.06 monthly. Many of these Coast Guard veterans who are seeking VA Disability Benefits are also owed years of back-pay. Coast Guard veterans who win their VA Disability Benefits claims should have started receiving pay on their effective date. Some of these Coast Guard veterans effective dates were many years ago and some have years of missing back-pay.
Coast Guard veterans can also receive extra VA Disability Benefits if they have dependents. There are VA Disability Benefits for Coast Guard veterans who have dependent children or parents.
What if I already filed a Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits claim?
If you are a Coast Guard Veteran that was already denied VA Disability Benefits you can refile your claim. If you are a Coast Guard Veteran who was recently denied VA Disability Benefits, you can appeal your denial if it is within the allowed time. Appeals for Coast Guard VA Disability Benefits can be hard to do on your own and we highly suggest your hire an attorney.
Many Coast Guard vets suffer from mental conditions, physical impairments, or were exposed to toxins while serving.
After serving in the Coast Guard, you could be having physical problems and psychological ones. A lot of people don’t realize that you can collect VA Benefits for many more injuries than just a broken bone or a bullet wound. There are some conditions that can’t be seen in an X-Ray or diseases that can manifest years later. Toxic exposure during service can result in cancer years later. Some of the things you saw and experienced during service can stay in your mind and affect your day-to-day life for decades afterward. All of these conditions are reimbursable from the VA.
After serving in the Coast Guard, you could be experiencing physical problems and mental ones. Here are just a few of the conditions that a Veteran Benefit Lawyer could help you apply for:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Military Sexual Trauma
- Sleep disorders
- Neck, back, knee, or ankle injuries
Can I afford a Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer?
Yes! Woods & Woods never charges a penny unless we win your case! When we win a Coast Guard Veterans claim for VA Disability Benefits our fee is a percentage of their back-pay and case expenses. Your Woods and Woods Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer will never touch any future benefits. If we were to lose a Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits claim, that client owes us nothing.
Talk to a Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer for free.
You may be worrying about money. Don’t worry. A Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer will never ask you for money for a consultation, and will never ask you for money unless they win your claim. If they win, a Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer will then deduct a portion of the claim as their fee. But a Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer always makes sure that your bills are taken care of, and that you have enough money to cover all future medical expenses. A Coast Guard Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer will take care of you.