While the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the federal government’s largest agencies, it makes it extremely difficult for veterans to receive their benefits.
Veterans have issues applying for disability benefits and do not understand how their disabilities are rated. Some veterans are suffering from physical disabilities, mental disabilities, or a combination of both. A Nashville VA attorney from the Comerford Law Office can help you with any VA issues.
Nowadays, the VA is still hesitant to acknowledge the importance of mental health disorders.
Every disability that a veteran suffers from will not be physical. Some of the mental health disorders that veterans experience include:
Unfortunately, not every mental health disorder will be eligible for benefits. You would have a greater chance of receiving benefits for your mental disorder if it was caused by one of your physical injuries.
Another factor that can increase your chances of receiving compensation for your mental disorder is how well you can link your disorder to your service. If there is proof that your mental disorder resulted from your time in the service, you can be eligible for VA disability benefits.
One of the ways that a Nashville VA attorney can help you get the benefits that you deserve is by providing proof of your diagnosis. The more documentation you have that can connect your diagnosis to your time in the service, the better. This evidence can include therapy appointments, a psychiatrist’s medical notes, and test results.
Another factor you want to show with your VA disability benefits is the impact your mental disorder has had on your life. You want evidence showing how detrimental your mental disorder has been to your way of life.
Take PTSD, for example. To qualify for disability benefits while having PTSD:
Even if you suffer a physical disability, that physical disability can lead to a mental disorder.
Some physical injuries that cause mental disorders are traumatic brain injuries, amputations, or permanent disabilities. Any physical disability that restricts your capacity to live your life can affect your mental health.
If you are suffering from a physical or mental disability, you should not have to fight for your benefits alone. You deserve to have a fair amount of compensation if you have suffered from both injuries.
As a dedicated veteran advocate, James R. Comerford has assisted several veterans in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to. Our Nashville VA attorneys are passionate about serving the men and women who have served and protected our nation. Contact the Comerford Law Office online to schedule your free case evaluation.