The United States of America has some of the finest forces in the world. However, no matter how well-trained and well-equipped the land, sea, and air branches of the military are, they still face a lot of risk in performing their duty to the country. It is no surprise then that quite a few of the country’s brave soldiers end up getting injured, sometimes even so much that they can’t keep on serving in their previous capacity; they may even end up being discharged. The problem is that their injuries would also make their civilian lives difficult. This is where a veterans disability lawyer can help.
The Disability Claims Process
A veteran injured in the line of duty can file for disability benefits. These consist of monthly payments to the veteran. The payment amount is based on the severity of the disability. Plus, if the veteran needs regular visits to a clinic for therapy or treatment, they will get a travel allowance. Depending on how bad the disability is, a veteran can receive anything from $1,404 to $30,324 annually.
To get these benefits, a veteran needs to file a claim by filling out and submitting the appropriate form. The Veteran’s Administration will check on a veteran’s disability to see if they are eligible and how much should they be awarded. All of these could culminate in a hearing. This means a veteran must be able to present proof of their disability like medical records and successfully present their case to the VA.
Problems when Filing for a Disability Claim
The claims process is very thorough and there might be a number of delays; this is even more evident nowadays with many veterans returning home disabled. Another problem is that sometimes claims can be rejected because of technicalities like not submitting the right paperwork or giving the wrong information. Finally, a hearing can be very stressful for someone disabled and can result in them not being able to present themselves at their best; this can cause their claim to be rejected or full benefits not being awarded.
How a Lawyer Can Help
This is where veterans disability lawyers like those working with the offices of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law can help. Legal professionals can help guide veterans through the claims process and advise them on how to properly present their cases for best results.
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Filing for Veterans Disability Benefits, Disability Secrets