FAQ: California Veterans Benefits
What are California veterans benefits? These disability benefits are administered by the Veterans Administration. They are not formally called California veterans benefits, but many veterans refer to them that way. These disability benefits are a federal program designed to protect disabled veterans.
Who can receive California veterans benefits? First, you must have disabilities that are connected to your service. The Veterans Administration gives disability benefits for both mental and physical impairments. Second, you must not have had a dishonorable discharge. Some veterans are under the impression you must have a medical discharge and that is not true. Lastly, the Veterans Administration has very lengthy further guidelines on eligibility. If you want to find out about your eligibility, give us a call. We can help determine whether you are eligible or not for free.
How much do California veterans benefits pay monthly? The amount the Veterans Administration pays you is determined by the number and severity of your physical and mental impairments. The VA will give you a disability rating in increments of 10%. Veterans can receive ratings of 0-100% and that will determine the amount owed to you monthly. Some veterans are receiving over $3,400 a month from the Veterans Administration in disability benefits payments.
What if I haven’t been in the service for a long time? You can apply for disability benefits any time after you leave the service. There is no deadline by which you must file after leaving the military. Many veterans don’t file a claim for decades after they were discharged.
I applied for California veterans benefits and was denied; what now? You are not alone. The VA denies lots of disability claims. You can appeal the VA’s decision for up to one year after the decision was made. If you have waited longer, you can just begin the application process over and open a new claim.
What if I can’t work from my disabilities? Veterans with mental and physical disabilities that can’t work may be entitled to Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits. These benefits are through the Veterans Administration and are reserved for veterans who have trouble keeping or obtaining gainful employment.
There are many different types of claims California’s veterans can file.
There are lots of impairments that veterans file California veterans benefits claims for regularly. There are also many different types of claims. Below is a list of some of the most common impairments our VA disability lawyers see from veterans in California.
- Agent Orange Claims
- Appeal Claims
- Bipolar Disorder Veterans Benefits
- Cancer Veterans Benefits
- Clear and Unmistakable Error (CUE) Claims
- Compensation Claims
- Contaminated Groundwater Claims
- Depression Veterans Benefits
- Diabetes Veterans Benefits
- DIC Claims
- Fibromyalgia Claims
- Heart Disease Claims
- Individual Unemployability
- Mesothelioma Veterans Benefits
- PTSD Veterans Benefits
- Ratings Increase Claim
- Schizophrenia Claims
- Sleep Apnea Benefits
- Sleep Disorder Claims
- Total Disability Individual Unemployability
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Veterans Disability Benefits
- Widow Claims
We help veterans exposed to toxins at Camp Pendleton.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the Corps’ largest West Coast training facility with over 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain. Thousands of Marines have been based at Camp Pendleton and thousands have been exposed to volatile organic compounds, spent oils, fuels, benzene, pesticides, and other things contaminating the groundwater and soils. Camp Pendleton’s contaminants could cause harm for the veterans who were based there. Veterans who served there may be eligible for military base toxic exposure veterans disability benefits.
Veterans stationed at Alameda Air Station Base may have health risks.
The Naval Air Station Alameda in California had many veterans on its land when it was open. Many environmental hazards such as lead and nickel contaminated the water and soil including toxic chemical wastes. Alameda Naval Air Station’s harmful contaminants could be dangerous for veterans who were based there.
VA disability benefits are available to same-sex couples.
The loss of a partner is devastating. LGBTQIA veterans and their partners go through a very difficult time when experiencing a loss and veteran benefit lawyer can help. Partners who have suffered the loss of a spouse in a war or due to an injury or disease connected to their service, even years after they were discharged from active duty, may be entitled to benefits. A veteran benefit lawyer can help you with your case.
You only pay if you obtain VA disability benefits.
We are proud to represent veterans and their families all over California. Woods & Woods is a nationally recognized Veterans Disability Benefits Law Firm. In fact, many law firms in California send their veterans clients to Woods & Woods because they trust us to take care of their clients. We never charge a penny unless we win your claim. When we do win your claim, our fee is a small percentage of your backpay and case expenses. Woods & Woods will never touch your future benefits.
We help disabled veterans all over California.
Woods and Woods is a nationwide veterans disability law firm based in Evansville, Indiana. We are proud to be able to help veterans in all 50 US states and even US territories. We have helped many clients from California and we accept veterans disability cases from; Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Fransisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Anna, Riverside, Stockton, Irvin, Chula Vista, San Bernardo, Fremont, Modesto, Fontana, Oxnard, and many more.
Talk to a VA disability lawyer about your California veterans benefits.
Woods & Woods is proud to have represented thousands of veterans and their families. Our mission is to win your veterans disability benefits claim. Our team of lawyers, doctors, psychologists, case managers, and paralegals will fight hard for your veterans disability benefits claim in California.
Woods & Woods has been fighting for the injured and disabled people since 1985. Our law firm of over 85 legal professionals are experienced. We know how to help you obtain the California veterans benefits you deserve.
Need help with your California veterans venefits? Give Woods & Woods a call. For decades our lawyers have been protecting the rights of injured and disabled people. Our lawyers have taught veterans law at many national conferences. We have even helped other law firms start representing veterans. Our veterans benefits lawyers are dedicated to serving the men and women of this country. Legal representation should be available to all disabled veterans.