About Veteran’s Disability Benefits
Many find that applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a long and usually frustrating process. However, having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can greatly reduce the red tape and headaches of doing it alone. An attorney can help with complex VA laws, regulations that are difficult to understand and change frequently.
VA Disability Claims & Service-Connected Benefits
If a veteran becomes disabled from an injury during active service, then he or she could be eligible for Service Connected Disability Benefits. The VA follows complex regulations to determine the veteran’s eligibility for these benefits. First, the vet will have to sustain injuries or illness while on active duty. Plus, the illness or injury needs to be exasperated by the rigors of active duty.
The next step is for the Veterans Administration to evaluate the extent of the disability. This rating system is the Schedule for Rating Disabilities. They can categorize a veteran’s degree of disability resulting from service-connected injuries.
The type of disabilities could be:
- Back and orthopedic injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Gulf War Syndrome
- Agent Orange Exposure
- Radiation Exposure
- Gunshot or shrapnel wounds
- Heart Conditions
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Hearing loss
Denied or Delayed Claims
The claims process is tedious and complicated. When a claim is delayed or denied, this can be extremely frustrating. Many applications for VA disability benefits are denied on the basis that the disabling condition isn’t service connected, existed before service, or isn’t severe enough.
Plus, the VA has thousands of cases that stuck in the backlog. Now with more veterans coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq wars have added to the volume and complexity of claims. An appeals process could take years without help. Yet, veterans continue to be injured.
Free Case Review
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is one of the leading personal injury firms in the country. We are dedicated to helping veterans and their loved one get the benefits they deserve. We offer free case reviews and will use our resources to proudly help veterans their families.