Filing for veterans benefits isn’t easy. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires you to provide medical records dating back to your service. In some cases, you may even have to present records from before you ever enlisted. That’s just the beginning.
Building a strong claim takes careful preparation of medical evidence, military records, employment history, and personal information. Missing one piece means you may get denied. The Ohio veterans disability lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy can help. You’re not alone.
Available Veterans Benefits
Whether you’re a disabled veteran or the widow of a veteran, veterans benefits are designed to supplement your income and help you support your family. If you’re approved, there are a variety of benefits available to you.
Depending on the nature of your service and your disability, you may be entitled to:
- Disability Compensation
Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran who suffered injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty or were made worse by active military service. You can use the VA’s Compensation Rate Tables to estimate your benefit.
Pension is a benefit paid to wartime veterans who have limited or no income. Veterans who are seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits, which are paid in addition to the basic pension rate.
- Death Pension
Death Pension or spouse and child pension is a needs-based benefit paid to an unremarried surviving spouse or an unmarried child of a deceased wartime veteran.
There are other benefits available to you, including education benefits, housing loans, vocational rehabilitation services, and life insurance. If you’re struggling with the VA to get the benefits you’ve earned, we’re here to help you resolve your claim. Call Nurenberg Paris today at (888) 900-6075 or complete a free initial consultation form.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Without legal help, you may have to fight the VA for years. As of December 2010, the VA was taking in around 100,000 new disability claims per month. At this rate, it takes more than 125 days to process each claim. It’s time to get the benefits you need now.
That’s why we have a partnership with the nationally recognized law firm Woods and Woods. It’s our goal to get you the benefits you deserve, and the veterans benefits attorneys at Woods and Woods share that goal. The family-operated firm has an in-depth knowledge of veterans benefits.
At Woods and Woods, they have a team of veterans benefits lawyers and experienced staff members that include case managers, paralegals, legal assistants, and other legal professionals who are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.