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Veterans Disability Benefits
We aggressively pursue veterans disability benefits
If you are a military veteran with a current diagnosis or medical condition that is related to a wound, injury, or illness acquired while on active duty in the Armed Forces, you may be eligible for compensation.
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 have injuries or diseases that happened 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 denied, then 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 work closely with experienced and accredited attorneys who handle disability benefit claims related to combat wounds, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), chemical exposure and other service-related medical problems. We also assist surviving spouses in their appeals for death benefits including accrued benefits.
Although most service-connected disabilities appear during or soon after military service, some conditions may not appear for many years if at all. Pre-existing injuries or illnesses aggravated by military service may also entitle you to VA compensation.
Disability compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to veterans who are at least 10% disabled due to injuries or diseases incurred or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. 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% 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-related disability and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions, you may be eligible for Disability Compensation. Call our offices today for a free and confidential consultation. There is never an upfront fee for representation and we only get paid if you are successful in obtaining an award of disability benefits.