VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS
On behalf of the team at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, we want to thank you for your service. If you’ve been injured while serving you may be entitled to receive Veteran’s disability benefits. Depending on your disability, you may qualify for up to $3,100 a month in benefits. Benefits are also paid to veterans who were disabled from VA health care or those whose injuries were made worse by active military service. The benefits are tax-free.
Veteran’s disability benefits are different than traditional Social Security benefits. The process to apply is also different. Unfortunately, the process for obtaining Veteran’s benefits can be long and complex. In some cases, your claim may even be denied so it is important to understand what you are eligible for and how to apply for it.
What injury would make me eligible for Veteran’s disability benefits?
Types of disabilities eligible for benefits include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Toxic Exposure
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Psychiatric Disabilities
- Gulf War Syndrome
- Total Disability Individual Unemployability
Who is eligible?
In general, you may be eligible for Veteran’s benefits if you served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or Marines and sustained one of the disabilities listed above. You must also have received an honorable discharge. If you’ve been discharged under any other circumstances, it could impact your eligibility for Veteran’s benefits.
How do I apply for Veteran’s disability benefits?
Applying for Veteran’s benefits can be a long process. You’ll be required to provide extensive documentation of your medical history, service records and more. To begin the process, click here and learn more about the information you’ll need. You can apply online, in person or by mail.
When in doubt, apply.
The VA uses what is called The Schedule for Rating Disabilities to match your condition with a disabling rating (percent of disability). This list is long and complex. On The Schedule you will find lists of physical injuries and mental conditions that affect the life of a veteran. Those conditions are listed in groups such as bones and joints, gastrointestinal, skin, neurological and so on.
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Even though you’ve served our country and sacrificed so much, there is no guarantee you’ll be awarded benefits. Many Veteran’s benefit claims are denied and have to be disputed in court. If you’re beginning the process of applying for benefits and you’re concerned your claim will be denied, or if it has already been denied, it is time to schedule a consultation with us. Consultations are free and we won’t collect any fees unless we win your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve helped many disabled veterans just like you secure the benefits they deserve. Throughout the process of winning veteran’s benefit cases, our clients ask many of the same things, so we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us.