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We will help you file your claim for VA Disability Compensation and follow up with you once you get a decision from the VA.

What is VA Disability Compensation/Benefits?

VA Disability Compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military.  Moreover, it is also available to veterans whose service made an existing condition worse.

The benefit amount is graduated according to the degree of the veteran’s disability on a scale from 10% to 100% (in 10% increments).  That is to say, the higher the degree of the veteran’s disability the higher the monthly payment awarded.

VA disability compensation is not provided only to those veterans who have the greatest need.  There is no limit on the number of veterans who can receive these benefits.  Filing a claim is a way to protect yourself from potentially declining health conditions, gain access to necessary medical treatment, and receive monetary compensation from lost earnings potential.

VA Disability Compensation – Free Claim Evaluation

Regrettably, applying for service-connected VA disability compensation is a long and frustrating process.  The laws and regulations are complex and often difficult to understand.  Though we cannot make the VA decide claims faster, we can certainly help veterans obtain the maximum benefits they are entitled under the law.  Accordingly, we will help you file a new or 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.  DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE of never filing a claim or settling for denials or low ratings.

Don’t wait to file a new claim for VA Disability Compensation

There is no time limit on when you may file a claim for VA disability compensation.  However, it is important to file your initial claim as soon as possible.  Why is this important?  The VA will consider the date they receive your application as the “Effective Date.”  As a result, if your claim is awarded, the VA will pay you back to the Effective Date.  Simply stated, you are losing money the longer you wait to file your claim.

Recently discharged? If yes, you should file right away.  To clarify, if a veteran files a claim within a year of discharge, the Effective Date will be the date of discharge (and not the date the VA receives the veteran’s application) for any awarded conditions that are filed for within the first year.

Secondary Conditions  

According to the VA, “[c]ompensation may also be paid for 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.”  More simply, it is often that a service-connected condition will result in a disability or disease that was not incurred in service.  This is called a secondary condition.

For example, you may have tinnitus (ringing in the ears) which was caused by your time in service.  Subsequently, you may suffer from headaches.  Though the headaches are not related to your time in service, the headaches would be eligible for service-connection if it can be shown that they were caused as a result of the tinnitus.  Therefore, it is extremely important that you file for EVERYTHING you think was caused by your time in service on the initial application.

Sleep apnea is another medical condition that can be caused by other service-connected issues.  If you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine, you may be entitled to a 50% rating.

Presumptive Conditions

Conditions 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.  That is to say, it is presumed that the veteran was exposed to agent orange and also that agent orange is at the root of the disease.

Let our highly trained VA Case Managers help you with the application process.

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