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Hilton Head, SC Veterans’ Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) provides benefits for veterans who have become sick or injured as a result of their service. However, obtaining veterans’ benefits can be complicated, and many applications are denied the first time. Don’t go it alone.
The experienced Veterans’ Benefits attorneys at Morgan & Morgan can help you navigate the VA system. If you wish to apply for benefits or have been denied benefits, fill out a free case evaluation form to see how our Hilton Head attorneys can help you.
To be eligible for disability benefits, you must fit the following criteria:
You have a current illness or injury that affects your body or mind. You may have gotten sick or injured while serving in the military, had an illness or injury before you joined the military that was made worse during service, or have a disability related to your active-duty service that didn’t surface until after your service had ended.
Qualifying conditions may include:
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic lung condition
- Severe hearing or vision loss
- Certain cancers
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of use of a limb
- Combat injuries (such as consequences of gunshots or explosions)
- Certain psychiatric conditions, such as PTSD
These are only examples of common qualifying conditions; you should consult an attorney to help assess whether your illness or injury qualifies.
You served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. The nature of your discharge, however, may affect your eligibility. Our attorneys can help you determine if you should also apply for a discharge upgrade.
You have a disability rating for your service-associated condition. The VA assigns disability ratings based on the severity of your disability, specifically how much your disability decreases your overall health and ability to function. The condition is “service-connected” when the evidence shows a link between the medical condition and your military service.
If Your Application Has Been Denied
If you’ve submitted an application for veterans’ benefits but it’s been denied, you have options. One of our Hilton Head attorneys can help you determine your next steps and either pursue a review or appeal on your behalf.
Supplemental Claim: You can submit new, relevant evidence and request a decision review.
Higher-Level Review: You can request to have a senior reviewer take a look at your case. The reviewer will determine whether the decision can be changed based on a difference of opinion or an error.
Board Appeal: You can have your case reviewed by a judge at the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington, D.C.
If your application has been denied, act quickly. You may only have one year from the date of the denial to file a request for appeal.
What Our Veterans’ Benefits Attorneys Can Do for You
Our team of veterans’ benefits attorneys have experience working with the VA. We understand their complicated eligibility rules, as well as the application and appeal processes. Without an experienced attorney on your side, you may misunderstand procedures, fail to submit necessary evidence, or miss deadlines.
Why take that chance with something as important as your financial security? Especially considering that you pay nothing unless we win. Contact one of our Hilton Head attorneys today to learn more about what we can do for you.
No Cost to You Unless We Win
At Morgan & Morgan, we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we succeed on your claim. There are no out-of-pocket costs to you while we fight for your benefits.
Morgan & Morgan – We’ll Fight for You
Morgan & Morgan has been fighting for compensation for our clients for over 30 years. During that time, we’ve won more than $7 billion for our clients. We’ll take on the VA to get you the money you deserve. Start by completing our free case evaluation form.