Q: What is veterans compensation?
A: Veterans compensation is money provided to veterans based on an injury or illness that either occurred during or was made worse by service in the military.
Q: Can I receive veterans benefits while I am working?
Q: Are there VA benefits for veterans that can’t work?
A: Yes! Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits are for veterans that can not work due to a service-connected mental or physical impairment. Our TDIU VA disability lawyers can help you obtain TDIU benefits from the Veterans Administration.
Q: Can I receive veterans benefits while I am receiving Social Security?
A: Yes. You can receive both Social Security and VA disability benefits.
Q: I am a Vietnam veteran with diabetes and diabetes-related health problems. Should I call Woods and Woods?
A: Yes. Many Vietnam veterans were exposed to Agent Orange. Agent Orange is known to cause both diabetes and diabetes-related health problems that are compensable under veterans benefits.
Q: I have medical problems but I am not sure these problems are related to my military service. Should I call Woods and Woods?
A: Yes. Don’t assume anything—call Woods and Woods. Some Vietnam veterans suffer from depression and have had issues with alcohol abuse. At first glance, those problems may not seem related to military service, but we have found in some cases the veteran is suffering from a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from their military service.
Q: I think I have missing backpay, what can I do?
A: Many disabled veterans who receive VA disability benefits still have missing backpay. Many veterans don’t even know they have missing backpay. If you do have missing backpay, you can obtain it from the Veterans Administration.
Q: Can I afford a veterans benefits lawyer?
A: Yes! Woods & Woods veterans disability benefits lawyers only charge if you win. Our fee is a percentage of backpay and case expenses. We never ask for money upfront. If you do not obtain veterans disability benefits, you do not pay us a penny.
Q: What if I was denied VA disability benefits?
A: You can appeal! However, you only have a limited amount of time to appeal after a denial from the Veterans Administration. We highly suggest you contact our veterans benefits lawyers before your appeal period collapses.
Q: I filed years ago and never heard back from the VA; what now?
A: Your claim may still be considered an open claim at the Veterans Administration. Sometimes the VA just ‘forgets’ about a veterans claim. If this has happened to you, we can help.