Who is eligible for VA Disability benefits?
VA Disability benefits are available to veterans who have mental and physical impairments that are related to their time in the military. Some veterans are receiving over $2,900 a month. There is also extra monthly compensation for veterans with dependent children and parents.
To be eligible for VA Disability, a veteran must have been considered active duty. You must also have a service-connected impairment. That means that your impairment was caused by your active duty service, or that it was worsened by your active duty service. You must also have separated or been discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions. This is an over-generalization of eligibility, but the above are the main VA Disability eligibility hurdles.
Woods & Woods VA Disability lawyers help disabled veterans obtain VA Benefits.
- Applying For VA Disability Benefits: If you need assistance applying for VA Disability benefits, we can help. At no cost to you, we can tell you how to apply for VA Disability benefits. You can ask us questions about applying and we will answer them. Applying for VA Disability benefits can be confusing and our VA Disability lawyers can help.
- Appealing VA Disability Benefits: Our VA Disability lawyers have helped thousands of veterans appeal bad decisions from the Veterans Administration. The Veterans Administration makes mistakes all the time and many veterans are forced to appeal. For the VA Disability appeal stage, we highly recommend hiring a VA Disability lawyer. Don’t lose your VA Disability claim because you didn’t know VA law or some random federal statute that affected your case.
- Low VA Disability Ratings: Many veterans are given a low VA Disability rating when they apply for benefits. The Veterans Administration regularly rates veterans too low, which deprives them of the monthly compensation they are owed. Our VA Disability lawyers can help you increase your rating if you were rated too low.
- Backpay Disputes: Lots of veterans are missing backpay when they receive a decision from the Veterans Administration. Your effective date will determine when you should have started receiving VA Disability benefits. Our lawyers often find that veterans are missing years of backpay.
- Service-Connection Problems: If you are having problems getting your mental and physical impairments service-connected, we can help. Too often the Veterans Administration fails to service-connect impairments.
Woods & Woods VA Disability lawyers fight for disabled veterans.
To help prove your claim Woods & Woods gathers medical records and evidence that will be necessary to prove your claim. Our VA Disability lawyers will comb through your Claims File (C-File) to look for any medical evidence as well. We hire psychologists if you need a proper evaluation for a mental impairment. For those seeking Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) we may work with vocational experts to help prove you can no longer work. Our lawyers will also review your claim for Permanent and Total Disability as well.
A VA Disability lawyer can help widows of veterans.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits are for survivors of veterans. Dependency and Indemnity Compensation benefits are for survivors of veterans that died of service-connected impairments. For example, if a Vietnam veteran died of ischemic heart disease because of exposure to Agent Orange, his surviving wife would be eligible for benefits DIC benefits for widows. Dependent children are also eligible for DIC benefits if the veteran died of a service-connected disability.
We appeal VA Disability denials.
If you have recently received a denial from the Veterans Administration, you may be able to appeal. Lots of veterans have to appeal their denial from the VA. Unfortunately, the complicated claims process and troubles at the VA have impacted thousands of veterans. You are not alone; lots of veterans benefits claims are denied everyday.
A VA Disability lawyer can appeal low-ratings.
If you do not agree with the low-rating you received from the Veterans Administration, you can elect to appeal. It is common to receive a low-rating on your impairments the first time you apply for VA Disability benefits. You may have to submit more evidence to show why you deserve the increase in your low-rating. Medical evidence is regularly an integral part of proving your rating is too low.
Free advice for your VA Disability application.
We never charge for help with your initial application for VA Disability. We will help guide you through the application process even before you are our client. We have worked with thousands of veterans and their families; we know what you’re going through and we want to help. If you have any questions regarding VA Disability, don’t hesitate to call us for free and ask: (866) 232-5777.
Woods & Woods VA Disability lawyers have helped thousands of disabled veterans.
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has helped disabled people. Our lawyers have helped thousands of people obtain the settlements they deserve. Our lawyers work with teams of doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to help you win VA Disability benefits. If you hire a veterans disability benefits lawyer at Woods & Woods, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Get a VA Disability lawyer to fight alongside you to help you get the disability benefits you deserve. At Woods & Woods, we never charge a penny unless we win your claim. We use our resources to battle the Veterans Administration for you.
Woods & Woods was founded in 1985 to fight for injured people. Our VA Disability lawyers have worked with thousands of veterans and their families. Woods & Woods VA Disability lawyers have teams of doctors, psychologists, case managers, vocational experts, and paralegals to help you win your veterans benefits.