Trying to obtain VA disability benefits for heart disease can seem like a really big task. Hiring the heart disease VA disability lawyers at Woods & Woods can make obtaining your benefits easier.
Many veterans who apply for heart disease VA disability benefits are Vietnam War veterans. Most veterans of the Vietnam War were exposed to Agent Orange. Lots of Vietnam War veterans receive Agent Orange disability benefits because Agent Orange causes heart disease. If you are a Vietnam Era veteran with heart disease, give our heart disease VA disability lawyers a call. Ask us all the questions you like about heart disease VA disability law. We can even find out if your are eligible for heart disease VA disability benefits at no cost to you.
How Our Heart Disease VA Disability Lawyers Help Disabled Veterans Win Their Claims
- We work with your doctors. Throughout the process of trying to obtain your heart disease VA disability benefits, we will work with your doctors. Our law firm will comb through your medical records to find all the medical documentation needed to win your heart disease VA disability benefits.
- Our lawyers file appeals. If you have been denied heart disease VA disability benefits, we can help. Our VA benefits appeals lawyers have filed thousands of appeals. We fight bad Veterans Administration decisions.
- We hire experts. Woods & Woods heart disease VA disability lawyers may hire outside experts to help prove you are entitled to benefits. We commonly work with psychologists, expert doctors, and vocational experts to provide evidence of your disabilities.
- Our lawyers care. When our clients win their heart disease VA disability benefits we always breathe a sigh of relief. Our lawyers are your advocates and we truly care about the outcome of your case. We have teams of lawyers and case managers who tirelessly fight for disabled veterans. We are here to help.
Why Hire Woods & Woods Heart Disease VA Disability Lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has been representing injured and disabled people. Our heart disease VA disability lawyers only charge if you win. If you do not obtain VA benefits, you owe us nothing. For decades clients have trusted us to handle their legal issues because of our fair fee agreements.
About Heart Disease
Heart disease is common among veterans and many are receiving VA disability benefits. Your time in the service could be responsible for your heart disease. Veterans can develop heart disease from many things: Agent Orange exposure, PTSD, sleep apnea, breathing conditions, and stress conditions.
Heart disease describes many different impairments that could be affecting your heart. According to the Mayo Clinic, “diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.”
Monthly Compensation for Heart Disease
Veterans who are approved for heart disease VA disability benefits can receive over $2,900 a month in compensation payments. There may be extra monthly compensation if you have dependent children or parents.
Many veterans will find they are owed back pay when their claim is approved. That means you could receive a lump sum check from the Veterans Administration for benefits you should have been receiving. Your effective date will determine when you should have started receiving benefits. Some veterans find their effective dates were years ago and are owed a substantial amount.
Heart Disease and Agent Orange
Agent Orange is a defoliant the U.S. military used in many places: Vietnam, Korea, U.S. military bases, and more. Many stateside veterans were also exposed to Agent Orange because they were transporting the chemical in the Navy or Air Force. Agent Orange has been found to cause heart disease in those exposed to it.
Many veterans do not develop heart disease for decades after being exposed to Agent Orange. You can file a heart disease VA disability benefits claim decades after you left the service. There is no time limit on filing a heart diseases VA disability benefits claim.
Heart Disease and PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead to heart disease in veterans. Stress and anxiety can exacerbate problems with the heart. Veterans who have a diagnosis of PTSD may find it responsible for their heart disease. In such a case, your heart disease may be a secondary service-connected impairment from your PTSD.
If you do not yet have a diagnosis of PTSD, but have heart problems, we suggest you begin treating with a mental health care provider. You can obtain a diagnosis for PTSD years after you left the military. Then you can prove to the Veterans Administration that your heart problems are in fact from your PTSD.
Heart Disease and Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a breathing/sleeping condition that can seriously affect the heart. Many veterans with heart disease also have sleep apnea. Too many veterans do not treat their sleep apnea early enough or do not follow doctors orders, which can lead to serious heart problems. If your sleep apnea can be service-connected, then your heart disease may be considered a secondary service-connected impairment.
Hiring Our Heart Disease VA Disability Lawyers
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has protected the rights of injured and disabled people. We have worked with thousands of veterans and their families. Our team of veterans disability lawyers work with doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to help prove your heart disease VA disability benefits claim. Woods & Woods only charges if you win. There is never a fee for help with the application or for a legal consultation to ask questions.