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Need VA Benefits? Deserve a Higher VA Rating? Your Case Might Require an Attorney.
Soldiers may potentially return from war with a number of conditions, injuries, and aggravated preexisting conditions. According to Veteran’s Affairs (also called “VA”), around 60,000 U.S. service personnel have been wounded or have struggled with psychological disorders in the wake of their tours in Iraq since 2003. The percentage of amputees is the highest since the Civil War, and the VA estimates that up to one-third of all those who have served in Iraq suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (known as “PTSD” for short). With damage and injuries such as these, having a knowledgeable veterans disability lawyer on your side could be the answer to getting the help you need. Our office is located in Planation, Florida, and we are here to assist veterans across our great nation.
If you believe you have a combat- or service-connected physical or psychological injury you may be entitled to Veterans’ Disability Compensation. You may also receive additional compensation if you were / are a:
- Prisoner of War (POW) for any length of time, you may be eligible for disability benefits for psychosis, anxiety issues, dysthymic disorders, frostbite residuals, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, heart disease, hypertensive vascular disease, and strokes.
- Prisoner of War for at least 30 days , you may be eligible for disability benefits for avitaminosis, peripheral neuropathy, beriberi, chronic dysentery, helminthiasis, malnutrition (including optic atrophy), pellagra, nutritional deficiencies, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, and cirrhosis of the liver.
- Gulf War Veteran, you may be eligible for disability benefits for unexplained multi-symptom illnesses, fatigue, skin disorders, headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, neurological symptoms, neuropsychological symptoms, and symptoms involving the respiratory system, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal symptoms, cardiovascular symptoms, abnormal weight loss and menstrual disorders.
- Exposed to radiation or radiation during active duty, you may be eligible for disability benefits for most forms of leukemia, and most forms of cancer.
Veterans who have served our country should be treated with the honor and respect they deserve! Don’t spend another day worrying about how you will pay your medical bills and support your family. Don’t continue to think that you are not entitled to disability benefits because your application has been denied.
Frequently Asked Questions About VA Claims
Q: How do I apply for Veterans Disability Compensation?
A: You can file your disability claim in person by visiting your local VA regional office. You will need to complete VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension. If you have the following documentation, bring it with you to the RO:
- Discharge or separation papers (DD214 or equivalent)
- Dependency records (i.e., marriage and children’s birth certificates)
- Medical evidence (medical records and evaluations)
You can also apply online at the VONAPP website.
Q: How can I check the status of my veterans’ disability claim appeal?
A: To check on the status of your appeal, you should contact the office where your claims folder is located. Your claims folder will remain at the office where you filed your appeal until about three to four months before the Board reviews it, after which it is transferred to the Board’s office in Washington, D.C. (VA will notify you in writing when that is about to happen.)
You will also be notified in writing when your file is received at the Board.
If your file is at the Board, you can call (202) 565-5436 to check on its status (be sure to have your claim number handy). In most cases, the status of an appeal that has reached the Board will be “awaiting review by the Board” or “being reviewed by the Board.” Board employees cannot discuss the legal merits of a case or predict the outcome of an appeal. BVA employees cannot discuss the legal merits of a case or predict the outcome of an appeal. Also, because every case is different, it is impossible to give you a precise estimate of when your appeal will be decided.
Q: If I am denied how can I appeal the decision?
A: Being denied benefits can be extremely disheartening. The two most common reasons for filing an appeal are: 1) the VA denied your claim for what you believe is a service-connected injury or disease, and/or 2) the VA’s rating percentage is not satisfactory.
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You don’t have to go far to get help for your veterans’ disability claim. In fact, stay right at home and simply give a call. Our attorneys and their staff can answer your questions.
If you are a United States veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), head injuries, physical limitations, or any other combat-related disability, contact us now for a FREE evaluation of your claim.
Soldiers can return home with a number of conditions, injuries, and aggravated preexisting conditions. If you believe you have a service-connected physical or psychological injury you may be entitled to Veterans’ disability compensation.
At LaVan & Neidenberg®, we have the veterans’ disability lawyer that cares. We are determined to secure veterans their rightful disability compensation and disability rating. Reach out to us at (888) 886-1211 or (754) 200-2044 if you are in Ft. Lauderdale.
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