VA Benefits (Veterans Disability) Lawyers In Maryland, DC and Virginia
What To Do If You've Been Denied VA Benefits -- and How A Lawyer Can Help You
As of June 20, 2007, veterans are allowed to retain an attorney after the first denial of Veterans Benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at the Notice of Disagreement stage. This law was passed because it is critical for disabled Veterans to obtain needed disability benefits. By allowing them to obtain an attorney, veterans have aid coping with the complicated, confusing and exhausting claims process.
Who Is Eligible For VA Benefits?
Veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard who are disabled due to injuries or diseases from active-duty service may be eligible for Disabled Veterans Benefits from the VA. Veterans are also entitled to compensation for disabilities incurred in or aggravated during active military service.
What To Do If You've Been Denied VA Benefits
If you are disabled and have been denied compensation and other benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Benefits Attorneys at the law firm of Greenberg & Bederman can help you to appeal your claim so that you can recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
What Disabilities Are Eligible For Veterans Benefits?
The disabled veterans benefit is payable to veterans because of injuries or diseases that happened while he or she was on active duty. You may be eligible for veteran benefits if you have a service-related disability and you were honorably discharged or discharged on other than dishonorable conditions.
What Is the Monetary Amount I Could Receive?
The monetary amount of monthly veteran benefits depends on the severity of your disability. In some cases you may be paid additional amounts if you have suffered a loss of limb or limbs; you have a spouse, child, or children, or dependent parents; or if your spouse is seriously disabled.
If you were injured serving in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, or any other deployment while on active duty you may be entitled to Veterans Benefits.
If you have been denied veterans benefits, you may want to pursue your right to appeal. You must appeal your VA benefits decision in a timely manner. If you are seeking to appeal a decision of the Department of Veterans Affairs, contact our Veterans Benefits Lawyers of Greenberg and Bederman by filling out our online form for your free legal consultation.