Veterans Disability Benefits - Compensation & Appeals

Veterans disability benefits are available to veterans of the United States uniformed services, including National Guard and Reserve, who suffer a current injury or disease attained during service.

The current disability must be service connected, and includes diseases or conditions that were exacerbated during service.

Obtaining disability benefits often hinges on whether a veteran can prove his/her injury or condition was related to service. This is where we can help. Whether you have been denied compensation or receiving less compensation than you deserve, we can help pursue additional recovery for you.

 

What Types of Injuries Qualify for VA Benefits?

Some of the most common service connected physical disabilities are:

  1. Arthritis
  2. Asthma
  3. Back Arthritis
  4. Back Pain
  5. Bronchitis
  6. Cancer
  7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  8. COPD
  9. Diabetes
  10. Fibromyalgia
  11. Head Injury
  12. Heart Disease
  13. Hypertension
  14. Joint Disorder
  15. Knee Pain & Injuries
  16. Migraine Headaches
  17. Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  18. Neck Arthritis
  19. Neck Pain
  20. Non-Battle Injury
  21. Prostate Cancer
  22. Radiculopathy
  23. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  24. Sleep Apnea
  25. Sleep Disorder
  26. Spinal Fusion
  27. Spine Disorder
  28. Thyroid Disorder
  29. Traumatic Brain Injuries
  30. Varicose Veins

Some of the most common service connected mental disabilities are:

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease Veteran’s Benefits
  2. Anxiety
  3. Bipolar Disorder
  4. Depression
  5. Major Depressive Disorder
  6. Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  7. Non-Battle Injury Benefits
  8. Panic Disorder
  9. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  10. Schizoaffective Disorder
  11. Schizophrenia
  12. Sleep Disorders
  13. Traumatic Brain Injuries

Some common service connected diseases:

  1. Agent Orange Diseases & Injuries
  2. Alcoholism
  3. Gulf War Illness
  4. Gulf War syndrome
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  6. Tropical diseases such as dysentery and malaria

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and if your condition does not appear above, you could still be eligible for benefits.

 

How Do Disability Ratings Work?

Oftentimes service members have an opportunity to apply for VA Disability Benefits up to six months prior to their discharge from the military.  VA disability ratings are assigned to injuries and disabilities that are deemed service connected by the Regional Office where the service member (or veteran) first files the application.  In order for an injury or disability to be deemed service connected, it has to meet a certain threshold as outlined by the VA.  Injuries are then assigned a service connected rating between 0% and 100%, differing at 10% increments.

Several factors can impact the amount of compensation a veteran receives.  For each service member, the VA considers both the service connected rating and the number of qualifying dependents to determine a monthly monetary award.  This amount can vary widely from the baseline of $144.14 all the way up to $3,731.90.  These ranges are based on the VA’s 2021 Compensation Rates which can be viewed at VA Compensation Rates.  As you may know, working with the VA can be a complicated endeavor.  Due to the complexities involved in the application and appellate processes, it is important to have a knowledgeable, VA Accredited attorney in your corner.  Please contact us today to ensure you are receiving the full benefit you deserve.

 

Can I Appeal My Disability Rating?

Yes - Many vets decide to hire a lawyer who knows the appeals process inside and out. They can guide the claim to a successful resolution while the veteran focuses on managing their disability and spending time with their loved ones.

 
 
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Our lawyers provide free confidential case evaluations, and we never charge any fees or costs unless you first recover.

The contingency fee we charge range is 20% of your back-pay recovery.

 
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To contact us for a free case evaluation, you can call us at (800) 277-1193. You also can request an evaluation by clicking Free & Confidential Evaluation Form. This form will be immediately reviewed by one of our attorneys handling the VA Benefits claims.