Frequently Asked Questions

Can our law firm help veterans if they are not located near them?

Yes, we are able to assist veterans nationwide.

Can a veteran receive both VA and Social Security Benefits?

Veterans can receive both VA and Social Security Disability. However, other Social Security Benefits may be income based and veterans should check with the Social Security Administration to determine if VA Compensation will affect their benefits.

Can a veteran work while receiving VA benefits?

Yes. However, if a veteran is receiving TDIU, then they cannot work full time or make over a certain amount of money per year. This is case specific and something we can can give you more information about.

How can a veteran increase their current VA disability rating?

Filing a claim for increase will get this process started. This is something that we will help you with.

Are VA service-connected benefits taxable?

No. Compensation benefits are not taxable.

Are a veteran’s disability payments continued for a surviving spouse after death?

No. Surviving spouses must file for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation after the veteran’s death. This is something that we will help you with.

What benefits are available for survivors of deceased veterans?

Survivor’s may be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) or survivor’s pension. This is something we can go over with you and help you file for.

How much does it cost to have your law firm represent me?

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.

Our office works on a no recovery, no fee basis, so it doesn’t cost you anything to see if we can help you. We only get paid if we win your case on appeal. Our fee is 20% of the back pay we recover on your behalf.  We are not entitled to any of your future benefits.  In addition, our firm will pay any upfront expenses on your case and will only seek reimbursement if we win.  There are absolutely no hidden costs!

Why should I choose your law firm?

Our VA disability law practice is managed by an attorney who is a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran, accredited with the VA, and a member of the National Organization for Veteran’s Advocates (NOVA).  In addition, our highly trained staff has years of experience assisting clients obtain VA disability benefits.  Though other organizations, such as  VSO’s, provide free services, they simply do not have the time or resources necessary to obtain the highest rating that each veteran may be entitled to.  They routinely do not examine your entire Cfile, which commonly contains hundreds of pages.  In addition, other VA disability service organizations do not work with private doctors and/or vocational experts to prepare statements in support of your claim, nor do they front those costs on your behalf.   Simply stated, we have a vested interest in acquiring the maximum benefits you are entitled to.  Do not make the mistake of settling for denials or low ratings.  We are dedicated to continuing VA education and staying up to date with the ever-changing VA process.  Helping veterans is our passion!  You served us, now let us serve you.  Give us a call today to see how we can assist you.

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