The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of benefits for people like you who served our country. These benefits include life insurance, pensions, home loans, and compensation for injuries, illnesses, and other traumatic events that occurred during your years of service.
If you’re a veteran and need help getting compensation for a service-related illness or injury, the veterans disability benefits lawyers at Woods and Woods want to help. We’ve helped many veterans file their benefits claims, and we know how the process works. Let us put our experience to work for you. Just fill out our free initial consultation form or dial (866) 232-5777.
Common Types of Veterans Claims
As a veteran, you may be eligible for benefits connected to events, such as:
- Military Sexual Trauma and Personal Assault Sexual abuse and harassment happens to both women and men in the military. Many victims of personal assault and military sexual trauma (MST) experience psychological distress that can interfere with their employment, family life, and close relationships. Both men and women are susceptible to MST and personal assault during their years of service. The VA offers counseling and mental health support for victims of MST.The VA defines personal assault as any physical or psychological violence of a sexual nature, domestic battery, stalking, or harassment. If such incidents occur during active duty service or training, it may be considered MST. If you think you’re a victim of MST or personal assault, contact us today. Our attorneys can investigate your claim and help you get the compensation you deserve.
- Agent Orange Exposure Agent Orange is a chemical defoliant used during the Vietnam War. Service members who were exposed to Agent Orange may develop serious health conditions, including diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, and more.If you have symptoms of Agent Orange exposure but are unsure if you served in an area where it was used, or if you need help proving you were exposed, contact our veterans disability benefits lawyers. We know when and where the chemical was used, and we can help gather evidence to prove your exposure.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
VA benefits aren’t just for service members. If you’re the spouse, parent, or child of a veteran who died while on active duty, from a service-related injury or illness, or while receiving disability compensation, you also may be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)—a tax-free monetary benefit paid by the VA.
If your spouse, parent, or child was a veteran who died while on active duty, let the legal professionals at Woods and Woods help. We’ll locate your loved one’s service records, and then we’ll take the right steps to help you get approved for DIC benefits.
Your Benefits Are Our Priority
We understand how important your veterans benefits are to your family. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to help you get the maximum benefits for your injury, illness, or the loss of a loved one. Call today, and get the help you deserve.