Applying for Veterans Disability Benefits
How to Apply for Veterans Disability Benefits in Maine
If you're applying for veterans disability benefits for the first time, you must be able to prove you were discharged under other-than-dishonorable conditions. This means submitting a copy of your service discharge form, DD-214. You must document your service dates, military service number, the branch you served under and the type of discharge. Failure to produce this document could lead to a delay or denial of your benefits.
Initial applications should be filed with the nearest Veterans Administration Regional Office. When filing your initial application, you may get help through any State Veterans Service Officer or one of the Veterans Service Organizations. Veterans Services Officers assist veterans, their dependents and widows in filing claims for veterans disability benefits. Applicants can apply online, in person, or send their application by mail to the state's Veterans Administration Regional Office.
Maine's Veterans Administration Regional Office:
Togus VA Medical/Regional Benefit Office Center
1 VA Center
Augusta, ME 04330
Applicants looking for pre-discharge claims assistance should contact:
Brunswick Naval Air Station
Fleet & Family Support Services
Brunswick, ME 04011
You've served your country. The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is ready to serve you.
Applying for veterans disability benefits in Maine can be a complicated process. Your application may get denied for any number of reasons. But you have a right to appeal the VA's decisions regarding your benefits. You have the legal right to file a Notice of Disagreement (NOD), request another review by the Regional Officer, or appeal a claim to the Board of Veteran Appeals. In some instances, an appeal may be filed with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims or qualify for Federal Circuit Court review.
You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-connected disability and were discharged under other-than-dishonorable conditions. Call our offices today for a free case consultation: 1-866-275-4563. There is never an upfront fee for representation, and we only get paid if you are successful in obtaining an award of disability benefits.