As a veteran, there are many situations where you can suffer a disability. Maybe you have been injured in a violent situation like an explosion. Maybe you were exposed to toxic substances and have developed a serious health condition.
When you have developed a disability, you are entitled to benefits that can cover you and your family’s expenses. You can be rewarded with enough benefits for your life, health, and housing needs. Speak to a Nashville VA disability lawyer from the Comerford Law Office about your situation today.
The challenge is that the VA disability claim process is one of the most confusing procedures for veterans. One common issue is the rating system. You need more than proof of your disability to be approved for VA disability benefits. Your disability must reach a certain rating to seek approval.
The next issue is the treatment from the VA officials themselves. The application process is already confusing. The lack of assistance with the process and unfair treatment make the process much more difficult.
For your disability to be eligible, it must be a condition that affects your body or mind. You also must acquire the condition while serving on active duty. Many veterans’ disability claims are denied because they couldn’t link their condition to their time in the service. Even if your disability developed after you ended your service, there’s evidence you can use to prove it was the result of your time in the service.
Some of the health conditions that are covered through VA disability benefits include:
The VA uses disability ratings to determine the severity of your disability. These ratings show how much the disability affects your ability to function overall. The rating is then used to determine your disability compensation amount. This will be the amount that you are awarded each month.
Your disability rating will also determine whether you qualify for other benefits.
Your rating allows you to receive other benefits like:
When you get your disability rating from the VA, you can get your benefits. The ratings are determined by percentage.
If you receive at least a 10% rating, you can expect your first payment within 15 days.
If you want to challenge your disability rating, you have the right to file an appeal. You must file your appeal within one year of receiving your decision notice.
At the Comerford Law Office, LLC, we understand how important it is for veterans to receive their benefits. Attorney James R. Comerford is a National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) member. He has a track record of defending the rights of injured veterans.
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