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We will help you file the initial claim and follow up with you once you get a decision from the VA.

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.

It is important to file the initial claim as soon as possible so you can get the earliest effective date. The VA will consider the date they received your application as the effective date. If your claim is awarded, they will pay you back to this date.  On the initial application, you should file for EVERYTHING you think was caused by your time in service.  An example of why this important is tinnitus (ringing in the ears). While this may seem like a minor problem, it can lead to other issues such as headaches.  The headaches themselves may not have been caused by your time in service; however, if the tinnitus is service connected, the headaches can be caused by tinnitus, which makes the headaches eligible for service connection.  Sleep apnea is another condition that a lot of veterans have and is caused by numerous other issues.  If you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine, you may be entitled to a 50% rating.

Recently discharged? If yes, you should file right away.  If a veteran files a claim within a year of discharge, the effective date will be the date of discharge for any awarded conditions that are filed for within the first year.

Depending on when the medical/mental condition started and where you served, the condition may be presumptive for VA Disability Compensation.  For example, a Vietnam veteran does not have to prove that agent orange caused the coronary artery disease he has today. It is presumed that he was exposed to agent orange and also that agent orange is at the root of the disease.

Let our highly trained staff help you with the application process. We will gladly assist you in applying for all of the benefits you may be entitled to.

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