Our veterans in Kissimmee deserve to be recognized for their brave service to this country. Unfortunately, many veterans with disabilities in our city don’t receive the benefits they deserve because of the tricky process of filing a claim with the Veterans’ Benefits Administration (VA). We understand how difficult the veterans’ benefit claims process is. Our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have handled countless claims with the VA on behalf of the brave men and women who served this country, including disability benefits, survivor benefits, and educational benefits claim.
Whether you are just beginning the claim filing process, or are in the midst of appealing a decision from the VA, our attorneys in Kissimmee may be able to help. To find out if we can help you receive the benefits you deserve, fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today.
Eligibility for Veterans’ Disability Benefits
According to the VA, in order to qualify for your disability benefits, you must these four basic requirements: * 1. The applicant must be a veteran;
Proving that the veteran’s disability or illness was related to service can often be difficult and can require medical diagnosis that proves a connected between an in-service injury and the current disability.
Types of Disabilities That Qualify for Benefits
A list of disabilities that qualify for benefits under the VA include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Loss of limb;
- Hearing impairment;
- Diseases related to toxic exposure;
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Shrapnel wounds;
- Nerve damage;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and
- Anxiety and depression.
The exact amount of disability benefits paid out by the VA program is dependent upon the severity of the disability. The spouse and children of veterans with severe disabilities or loss of limb may receive additional payments, as well.
Appealing Denied Benefits
Often times, veterans will have their initial claim denied by the VA, and they will need to file an appeal. Our attorneys can help you with all stages of the appeal process, including:
Review by the Local VA Office: Your attorney may file a Notice of Disagreement with the VA regional office in Orlando if your claim has been denied. The Notice of Disagreement must be submitted within one year of the date that your VA office mailed its original decision denying your claim.
File an Appeal with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals: If your claim remains denied after the review by the VA regional office, your attorney may file an appeal with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. As part of the appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, you have the right to a personal hearing.
File an Appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims: The final step in the veterans’ appeal process is filing a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims. If your claim was improperly denied by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, your attorney may file a Notice of Appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims to get you justice.
How Our Attorney in Kissimmee Can Help
Our veterans’ benefit attorneys in Kissimmee help to secure benefits for veterans with disabilities, along with the surviving spouses and surviving children of veterans who have died while on active duty or from an injury or disease that was related to military service.
If you or someone you love is a veteran with a disability who is struggling to get the benefits they deserve from the VA, we may be able to help. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn more today.