VA Disability Compensation “is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.” – U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The men and women who served our country have earned the right to receive the maximum amount of benefits they were promised. Unfortunately, the VA makes this task a daunting one. VA Disability Compensation isn’t just provided to those veterans who have the “greatest” need. There is no quota or maximum number of veterans who can receive VA Disability Compensation. Filing a claim isn’t milking the system – it is a way to ensure your future self from potentially worse medical conditions, get the medical treatment you need, and receive monetary compensation from lost earnings potential. Do not make the mistake of never filing a claim, settling for denials or low ratings.
Federal law states that attorneys cannot represent a veteran until the veteran has a decision from the VA that is less than a year old. However, we will help you file the initial claim (absolutely free of charge) and follow up with you until you get a decision from the VA.
Once you get the decision from the VA, we will help you decide whether or not the denied claim (or low rating) is winnable on appeal.