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Our team of experienced and compassionate Veterans Advocates includes accredited attorneys who represent Veterans across the nation in their appeals for VA benefits for current medical conditions caused by their military service. Read more about our attorneys here.
We handle VA service-connection claims related to combat wounds, PTSD, TBI, toxin (such as Agent Orange, toxic fumes from waste disposal) and environmental exposures, and other service-related medical problems. We also represent surviving spouses in their appeals for death benefits including accrued benefits.
It is important for you to protect your rights and entitlements once a VA Regional Office has denied your initial claim, or the RO or BVA renders a decision on your claim. Timing is critical.
We assist Veterans at every level of the appeals process including:
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides benefits to Veterans with disabilities that result from or are aggravated by their military service. The VA also provides a pension program for wartime Veterans with a non service-related disability who have limited income and are over 65 or totally disabled.
The VA offers many other benefits for Veterans and eligible family members, including healthcare and education benefits.
You may be eligible for compensation if you have a current diagnosis or medical condition that is related to a wound, injury, or illness acquired while on active duty in the Armed Forces. Although most service-connected disabilities appear during or soon after military service, some conditions may not appear at all, or appear but are not too “disabling” until many years after discharge from the service.
Pre-existing injuries or illnesses which were aggravated by military service may also entitle you to VA compensation.
Eligibility for most VA benefits is based on discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions. Active service means full-time service as a member of the
If you are applying for a VA benefit for the first time, you must submit a completed VA application for benefits (VA Form 21-526) along with a copy of your service discharge form (DD-214, or for WWII Veterans, a WD form), which documents your service dates, type of discharge, military service number, and branch.
Initial applications for benefits must be filed with the VA Regional Office in your state. For a listing of Regional Offices and Veterans Centers in all 50 states visit www.va.gov. You may also apply for benefits online at www.ebenefits.va.gov/.
Veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses may obtain assistance in filing the initial application for VA benefits from any state or county Veterans Service Office or with the assistance of one of the Veterans Service Organizations. Locations and phone numbers may be found under “State Government, Veterans Service Officer” in the Yellow Pages of your phone book. The VA also operates a toll-free number for general questions, 1-800-827-1000, or TDD 1-800-829-4833.
Like other federal benefits programs, decisions by the VA concerning benefit entitlements can be appealed.
The process can be long and involve many appeals. The amount of time varies based upon the status of the Veteran’s claim and/or appeal and her/his agreement or disagreement with various decisions.
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