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Veterans Disability Benefits
Veterans Disability Attorneys Helping Mainers – Call Joe Today
If you are a military veteran with a current diagnosis or medical condition that is connected to a wound, injury or illness acquired while on active duty in the Armed Forces, you may be eligible to collect veterans disability benefits. Unfortunately, the government rejects many of the claims filed by deserving veterans and their families. If your claim was denied, contact the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein at 1-800-CALL-JOE.
What are veterans disability benefits?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers benefits for those with disabilities as a result of their military service. These benefits are paid to veterans who sustained injuries or contracted diseases while on active duty or were made worse by active military service. Initial applications for benefits should be filed with the VA regional office. If your claim has been denied, now is the time to contact our law firm.
The appeals process can be long, and studies have shown that having an experienced law firm working on your behalf is beneficial. We understand you may have a number of questions about how an attorney can help. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we work closely with experienced and accredited attorneys who handle VA disability benefit claims connected to the following:
- Combat wounds
- PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
- TBI (Traumatic brain injury)
- Chemical exposure
- Loss of a limb
- Other service-connected medical problems
Although most service-connected disabilities appear during or soon after military service, some conditions may not appear for many years. Pre-existing injuries or illnesses aggravated by military service may also make you eligible for benefits from the VA.
What types of benefits may I be eligible to receive?
Disability compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to veterans who are at least 10 percent disabled due to injuries or diseases incurred or aggravated during active military service. The benefit amount is determined on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent, and disabled veterans can collect both Social Security Disability benefits and veterans disability benefits at the same time. An additional allowance may be added if combined disability is rated 30 percent or greater.
In addition to monthly payments, veterans disability benefits may include travel expenses for rehabilitation or treatment. However, compensation may be offset if you receive military retirement pay, disability severance pay or separation incentive payments.
You’ve served your country – Now let the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein serve you
If you have a service-connected disability and were discharged under other-than-dishonorable conditions, you may be eligible for disability compensation. Call our offices today for a free case consultation. Find out how an experienced veterans disability attorney can help. There is never an upfront fee for representation, and we only get paid if you are successful in obtaining an award of disability benefits. Call Joe Bornstein today at 1-800-CALL-JOE (1-800-225-5563).