Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We represent veterans nationwide.

Yes.  Veterans can receive both VA and SSD Benefits. However, the receipt of one does not guarantee receipt of the other.

Veterans that receive 100% VA “Schedular” ratings have no limitation on working. However, the “Total Disability Individual Unemployability” or “TDIU” rating measures whether the VA believes the veteran can find and keep a job with his/her rated conditions, and what percentage of work time may be lost due to his/her related illness, treatments, etc. If the veteran is listed by the VA as being 100% unable to work under the TDIU rating, the veteran is not permitted to have “substantial gainful employment.” In other words, the veteran’s earned annual income cannot exceed the poverty threshold.  That being said, a veteran’s earned annual income may exceed the poverty threshold when working in a protected work environment, such as a family business or sheltered workshop.

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

No. Compensation benefits are not taxable.

No. A surviving spouse must file for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation after the veteran’s death.  Our law office can certainly help with this process.

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.

Under current law, fees may not be charged by an agent or an attorney for work performed in connection with the filing of a claim for VA benefits.  Accordingly, we will help you file your initial claim, absolutely free of charge and follow-up with you until you get a decision from the VA.  Once you get a decision from the VA, we will help you determine whether your denied claim (or low rating decision) is winnable on appeal.  Our office works on a no recovery, no fee basis.  It does not cost you anything to see if we can help you.  We only get paid if we win your case on appeal.  Accordingly, our fee is 20% of the past-due benefits 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.  It’s that simple.  There are no hidden costs associated with our representation.

Our VA Disability Law practice is managed by an attorney who is a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran, accredited with the VA, duly admitted as an attorney before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and a member of the National Organization for Veteran’s Advocates (NOVA). In addition, our highly trained and experienced staff has years of experience helping veterans obtain maximum VA disability compensation.  Though other organizations, such as Veteran Service Officers (VSOs), provide taxpayer services, they simply have neither the time nor resources necessary to obtain the highest rating that each veteran may be entitled to.  They do not review the veteran’s entire VA medical history file (a/k/a C-file), which generally contains hundreds, if not thousands, of pages – this is critical to winning your case.  In addition, VSOs, and 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.  Plainly stated, our firm has a vested interest in acquiring the maximum benefits that you are entitled to.  When you win, we win.

Do not make the mistake of settling for denials or low rating decisions.  We are dedicated to continuing VA education and staying up to date with the ever-changing VA disability claims and appeals process.

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