VA Disability pay is available to veterans with service-connected disabilities. Veterans with both mental and physical impairments may be eligible.
Not sure if you are eligible for VA Disability pay? There is never a fee to talk to our law firm and find out if you have a VA Disability pay claim. Explore your legal options for free by filling out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
How much does VA Disability pay monthly?
Some veterans are receiving over $3,400 a month in VA Disability pay. The amount you will receive depends largely upon your service-connected disabilities. The Veterans Administration will examine all of the impairments you apply for and give each impairment a VA Disability rating. The VA will then total up all your impairments and assign you a VA Disability rating.
If you have received a VA Disability rating and you disagree with the VA’s decision, you may be able to appeal. Many veterans are incorrectly rated their first time and must appeal to get what they deserve from the Veterans Administration. You should not just assume that the VA decision is final.
What if I was denied VA Disability pay?
If you were denied VA Disability pay you may be considering appealing. Know that you are not alone. The Washington Times reports that currently there are over 300,000 veterans appeals their VA decisions. Here are some options for veterans who do not receive as much from the VA as they should:
- Appeal: If you were denied within the last one year, appealing may be an option for you. If you can appeal we highly suggest you hire a VA Disability lawyer. VA Disability appeals are complicated and many veterans don’t understand the system. Lots of veterans lose their claims because they no not know VA law.
- Reapply: Many veterans who let their appeal period end will have to submit a new application. That means you will have to go through the entire application process again. It is a lengthy route, but at least you still have the option to keep trying to obtain VA Disability benefits.
- File for Increased Rating: If you are currently rated and your service-connected impairments have worsened, you might want to file for an increased rating. Filing for an increased rating is common among veterans. It is normal for mental and physical impairments to get worse over the years.
Should I hire a lawyer for my VA Disability pay claim?
Some veterans prefer to fight the powerful Veterans Administration on their own. You can do that, but we cannot stress enough how important it is to hire skilled representation. The Veterans Administration is bound by thousands of federal regulations and rules that could affect your case. Ask yourself this, would you represent yourself in a criminal trial? Probably, no. Then why would you represent yourself through the VA Disability Benefits appeals process? Get a lawyer to fight for you.
How do I apply for VA Disability pay?
The easiest way to apply for VA Disability pay is to call Woods & Woods. We can help guide you through the complicated VA Disability application process. Our highly-skilled staff can answer all your questions for free. We want you to understand your rights against the Veterans Administration. For help call (866) 232-5777 or fill out the free claim consultation form.
What are my chances of obtaining VA Disability pay?
The Veterans Administration does not have a certain quota of cases they must deny or approve. Your chances of receiving VA Disability pay only depend on the strength of your case. That means you can improve your chances for receiving VA Disability by submitting relevant evidence, filing out all forms correctly, meeting all deadlines, and by understanding VA Disability law. You are going to have to prove your claim to the Veterans Administration and comply with all their rules and regulations.
I haven’t been in the service for years, can I receive VA Disability pay?
That’s fine! Many veterans with disabilities don’t apply for years, sometimes even decades, until after they left the service. There is no time requirement between when you left the service and when you apply for VA Disability pay. Many veterans are incorrectly under the impression that they have to apply within a certain time after leaving the service.
How long does it take to get my VA Disability pay?
There VA does not follow strict timelines on making decisions. Some veterans wait years while others have their benefits approved fairly quickly. The inconsistency of the Veterans Administration makes it hard to give an exact number. But beware, the VA Disability process is not fast. According to Military Times, Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald claimed that his department’s benefits appeals process is “failing veterans.” The New York Times reported that the Veterans Administration has hired thousands of new employees, yet wait times still persist. Perhaps the VA has not spent all of its new funding to best help disabled veterans though. Fox News found that the VA had spent around $20 million installing new art at its hospitals instead of hiring more staff.
The only way to speed up the VA Disability pay claim process is to submit your paperwork timely, correctly, and to submit relevant evidence proving your disabilities are service-connected. Because it is so important to correctly submit everything to the VA, we high suggest you work with a skilled Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer.