Veterans in Oregon can receive VA Disability Benefits.
Veterans in Oregon who served active-duty and have a physical or mental impairment may be eligible for VA Benefits. These benefits are designed to help veterans who can no longer work or can no longer work as much as they used to.
Woods & Woods helps veterans all over Oregon. Some of the cities we serve are Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Medford, Springfield, and Corvallis. Some of the counties we serve are Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Lane, Marion, Jackson, Deschutes, Linn, Douglas, and Yamhill. No matter where you live in Oregon, our VA Disability lawyers can help.
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What Oregon Veterans Benefits are available?
Many veterans call our office and ask about “Oregon Veterans Benefits” when they really are looking for federal benefits from the Veterans Benefits Administration. We believe many veterans think Oregon Veterans Benefits are a state benefit and they are not. There are three forms of federal VA Disability benefits veterans in Oregon can receive:
- Compensation: These are benefits for veterans with mental or physical impairments that are service-connected. If you can link your mental or physical impairment to service, you may be entitled to compensation from the Veterans Administration.
- Pension: These are benefits for low-income veterans. Pension benefits help veterans that have fallen on tough times and need a helping hand. Pension benefits can help veterans get their lives back in order.
- DIC Benefits: Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) are benefits for survivors of veterans. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits are for survivors of veterans that died of service-connected impairments.
Can I get Oregon Veterans Benefits for any medical issue?
If your medical issue is related to your time in service, you may be eligible for Oregon Veterans Benefits. Many veterans don’t realize that they also can receive money for secondary service-connected impairments. For example, suppose John, a veteran, was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Agent Orange causes diabetes and is an impairment veterans can get money for from the Veterans Administration. Diabetes causes many other medical problems, which are considered secondary service-connected impairments. Some of the most common impairments veterans are receiving money for are:
- Agent Orange Exposure
- Burn Pit Toxic Exposure
- Dental Problems
- Gulf War Syndrome
- Ischemic Heart Disease
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep Apnea
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
I was denied VA Oregon Veterans Benefits previously, what can I do?
If you were denied VA Disability Benefits in Oregon within the last year, you may have the option to appeal that decision. Appealing a VA Disability Benefits denial can be difficult to do on your own. There are numerous deadlines, lots of paperwork, and possibly thousands of federal regulations that can effect your claim. We highly suggest you contact a VA Disability lawyer to help you. The Veterans Administration denies too many veterans and many choose not to appeal because they simply are terrified of the appeals process.
Read More: How to Appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA)
My Veterans Disability appeal period collapsed, what now?
If you let your one year appeal period collapse, you should consider re-applying for VA Benefits. Woods & Woods VA Benefits appeal lawyers offer help with your application process for no charge. We can help you understand the VA Benefits application, forms, and what evidence you are going to need to submit.
Read More: Applying for VA Benefits
What if my rating from the VA is too low?
If the rating you received from the VA is too low, you can appeal that decision. Appealing a low-rating means that you disagree with the rating given to you by the Veterans Administration. Don’t feel alone, the Veterans Administration gives low-ratings everyday. Too often these are administrative mistakes that should not have been made. The Veterans Administration staff doesn’t always give veterans the correct rating and this problem can be fixed by appealing.
Read More: Appealing a Low-Rating From the Veterans Administration
How much can Oregon veterans receive monthly?
Some veterans can receive Oregon VA Disability Benefits of over $3,400 monthly. Many of these veterans who are seeking VA Disability Benefits are also owed years of back-pay. Veterans who win their VA Disability Benefits claims should have started receiving pay on their effective date. Some of these Veterans effective dates were many years ago and some have years of missing back-pay. Veterans can also receive extra VA Disability Benefits if they have dependents. There are VA Disability Benefits for Veterans who have dependent children or parents.
Can I afford a Veterans Benefits lawyer?
Yes! Woods and Woods VA Disability compensation lawyers never charge for help with the application process. Woods & Woods never charges a penny unless you win your appeal. If you lose your appeal, you owe us nothing. If we win your appeal our fee is a percentage of your back-pay and case expenses. Woods & Woods will not touch your future benefits or ask for money upfront. Our law firm doesn’t charge for phone calls and never bills by the hour.
Let Woods & Woods help with your Veterans Benefits claim.
Woods & Woods Veterans Benefits lawyers are proud to help vets in Oregon. Every year, thousands of veterans and their families contact Woods & Woods for help. Our team of lawyers, doctors, psychologists, vocational experts, and case managers work together to win your Veterans Benefits claim. Our law firm was founded in 1985 to fight for injured and disabled people. When you call Woods & Woods VA Disability lawyers for help with your Oregon benefits, you’ll only get an experienced lawyer. Remember, our law firm only charges Oregon veterans is we win your VA Disability claim. If your Oregon Veterans Benefits claims is not successful, you pay nothing.