Applying for VA disability benefits is intentionally difficult and frustrating. The VA routinely handles thousands of these applications each year and protects the solvency of its fund against weak or fraudulent claims zealously. In the process, they weed out several legitimate claims that would otherwise require additional review before dismissing.
A veterans disability attorney in Nashville can help you provide an ironclad case file to the VA complete with all the information they require to accept your claim.
This is going to sound simple, but in reality, it can be quite complex. You need to establish that you are a former member of the U.S. armed forces in good standing. You will need to prove that your disability was incurred or aggravated by your service. Lastly, you will need to prove that the injury or illness originating in service is still present today.
In practice, the VA has established protocols and procedures that may be quite difficult for a layperson to understand and comply. You are essentially using medical evidence to make a legal argument. Having a Nashville veterans disability attorney handle your claim produces better results faster.
Yes. The VA does not discriminate based on whether or not the disability is physical or psychiatric. PTSD and related mental illnesses that have been exacerbated by military trauma are compensable under the VA’s disability policy. However, they can be more difficult to prove.
Similarly, the VA has been paying out claims related to Agent Orange exposure, Gulf War Syndrome, and most recently, respiratory conditions believed to be linked to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. military veterans are entitled to a monthly income provided by the VA disability fund. The amount of compensation is determined by your disability rating. Further, Veterans are entitled to compensation related to any in-home nursing services provided by third parties. In the event that a family member provides nursing services to their loved one, the check can be made payable directly to the family member.
Veterans’ disability benefits are not an entitlement, but part of a contract that you signed with the U.S. military. If you are injured from your military service, contact a Nashville veterans’ disability attorney immediately, and we can begin the process of getting you the benefits you deserve.
The Comerford Law Office, LLC proudly represents Nashville veterans in VA disability claims. Call today to schedule a free consultation and we can begin discussing your next moves immediately.