Our military veterans have gone through so much in service of our country. It is only right that they get the benefits they deserve after their service. Veteran’s disability benefits are designed to help injured servicemen and servicewomen through the difficulties of returning home from duty.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the government to deny veteran’s disability benefits claims. Those who have provided an invaluable service to our country deserve to have a skilled Bowling Green veterans’ disability lawyer on their side to help recover the benefits needed to support themselves and their loved ones.
If your application for disability benefits was denied, fill out our free case evaluation form today. Our team will review your case, at no cost to you, to determine if our veterans’ disability benefits attorneys can help you and your family.
Veterans who have suffered a service-related disability and were not dishonorably discharged may be eligible for VA Disability Compensation.
Spouses and families of veterans may also be eligible for veterans benefits in the state of Kentucky. To receive benefits, you must apply by filing a claim with your local Kentucky VA office.
If the VA denies your claim, you may appeal the decision by filing a request, with the help of an attorney, to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Types of Disabilities that Qualify for Benefits
A veteran must be at least 10 percent disabled to qualify for benefits. Our attorneys can help veterans with the following types of injuries receive disability benefits from the VA:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder;
- Exposure to toxic chemicals;
- Cancer caused by exposure to harmful substances;
- Back and spinal injuries;
- Orthopedic or back problems;
- Gulf War syndrome;
- Hearing loss from prolonged exposure to loud sounds;
- Medical conditions caused by exposure to depleted uranium;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Tropical disease, such as dysentery and malaria;
- Gunshot wounds;
- Shrapnel wounds from improvised explosive devices; and
- Knee, leg, and arm injuries.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney?
Appealing a denied claim for disability benefits, death benefits or a disability rating increase is an overly complicated process, which is subject to thousands of pages of regulations and laws.
Those who have been denied benefits are not expected to be able to comprehend these statues on their own. An attorney can help the claimant meet important deadlines outlined by these regulations, as well as gather additional medical records and documents to support their claim.
Additionally, a veterans’ benefits attorney can help the claimant avoid mistakes which may unnecessarily delay their claim; even without complication, it takes several hundred days to receive a final decision.
Kentucky Veterans with Disabilities Deserve Experienced Representation
Unfortunately, Kentucky veterans who are suffering because of service-related disabilities frequently struggle to get the compensation they deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The process can be confusing and even a small misstep can set a claim back by months or years.
Morgan & Morgan veterans’ benefits attorneys understand the operating procedures of the VA, the Board of Veterans Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. We have helped numerous Kentucky veterans navigate the disability claims and appeals process successfully.
If you or someone you love is struggling to get the disability benefits they deserve from the VA, we may be able to help. Fill out our free case evaluation form, to see what our Bowling Green veterans disability attorneys may be able to do for you.