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Are Veterans Benefits Right for Me?

Published on June 5th, 2019

When you serve your country, you expect your country to have your back when you fall on hard times. One of the ways the United States government helps its veterans is by compensating them for disabilities that were caused or made worse by their military service. The problem is, disabled veterans are sometimes denied access to these important benefits. In these situations, you can count on the veterans benefits lawyers of Jackson & MacNichol to help you access the compensation you deserve nationwide

Veterans Disability Compensation Gets You Monthly, Tax Free Payments

Many veterans are unable to work, and struggle to make ends meet. Others are more fortunate, but could still use a boost to their finances. Regardless of your situation, access to veterans disability benefits can make a big difference for you and your family. Each month, you could receive a substantial payment that is non-taxable–but you may need to fight to access it.

Your ability to receive Veterans compensation benefits such as disability compensation is subject to several conditions. One condition is that you must have received an honorable or general discharge from the military. If you got a bad conduct, dishonorable discharge, or other than honorable discharge, you are probably disqualified from disability payments. But depending on your circumstances, you may be able to obtain a discharge upgrade.

Another important aspect to obtaining veterans disability payments is showing that your medical condition was either caused or made worse by your military service. Proving this connection is just as important as demonstrating that you have the medical condition, which may be either physical or psychological.

Common physical conditions that result in disability payments include, but are certainly not limited to:

As far as psychological conditions go, the following conditions are common among veterans who receive disability payments:

If your condition is not listed here, you may still qualify for disability payments. As long as the condition affects your quality of life or your earning ability, it may be possible to obtain disability benefits. If your initial application for benefits is denied entirely, or even in part, you may be able to successfully appeal this decision with the help of an experienced veterans benefits lawyer.

How Our Experienced Nationwide Veterans Disability Lawyers Can Help

At Jackson & MacNichol, we have built our reputation on our ability to get disabled veterans the compensation they need to live in dignity and to support their families. If your application for benefits has been denied, we can help you get justice by appealing the decision. You can contact us as soon as you get your decision or at any time within the one year period in which you may file a Notice of Disagreement (NOD). Alternatively, under the latest changes to the laws you might need to file a supplemental claim instead. If you have filed a Notice of Disagreement or a Supplemental Claim within one year of the initial denial of your benefits, we can still step in to help even after the one year period to start the review process has passed

Your appeal will have a much higher chance of success if you back it up with solid evidence. Our veterans disability lawyers have extensive experience gathering the proof you need to convince the VA that you deserve compensation. If you want to learn more about how to improve your chances of qualifying for veterans disability compensation payments, call us today at 800-524-3339 for a free consultation.

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