Do You Need Help Getting Disability Compensation As A U.S. Military Veteran?
Men and women in all branches of our military put their lives and health on the line every day throughout their service. Many suffer from serious medical conditions that emerged or worsened after they returned to civilian life — and these illnesses and injuries can make it difficult or impossible to work and function in other aspects of life.
If you have a serious medical condition that you strongly believe is connected to your military service, you may qualify for disability compensation provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As with other government benefits, however, actually getting the assistance you need and deserve can be a time-consuming, even futile endeavor on your own. Many veterans run into unfair claim denials and long administrative delays.
If You Qualify For Benefits, We Will Go The Distance To Obtain Them For You
If you live in south-central Indiana, where can you turn for help in this situation? Few lawyers venture into this challenging area, but our principal attorney, Tim E. Staggs, will meet with you and strive to help. Key considerations for you may include:
- We must establish that your condition meets VA criteria for “severe” and is related to some event or condition during your military service. Your disability does not have to be combat-related.
- You will be assigned a disability rating that directly impacts the amount of compensation you receive. It may be necessary to appeal the rating and present your case.
- You do not have to be totally disabled from work to receive Veterans disability compensation. Partial disability awards are fairly common.
- Many veterans who are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are entitled to receive additional compensation through the VA.
- Attorney Tim Staggs worked professionally with people dealing with mental illnesses and disabilities — including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and major depression — for nearly a decade prior to entering the practice of law.
Offices In Columbus And Bloomington · Our Legal Team Is Here For You
Whether you need basic legal advice on your eligibility or have been denied Veterans disability benefits and need representation for a hearing and appeal, we encourage you to contact us at Arnholt & Staggs Law Office. Simply call 812-373-6539 or send an email now to request a free consultation focused on your needs and how we can help.