If you served in the U.S. military, you remember everything about your time on active duty or in the reserves: boot camp, rifle qualification, first assignment, etc. But you remember other things, too, like the day you realized that a medical issue might be more serious than you thought. This isn’t uncommon for military personnel—serving is tough, and many veterans carry a lifetime of medical problems as a result. You should know that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a number of programs designed to provide financial, medical, and other assistance to veterans, and if your service-related injury or illness led to disability, you may be eligible for monthly compensation benefits.
Speak With Attorney Scott Alperin About Your Free Veterans Disability Benefits Consultation
"Veterans benefits are administered by hard-working fellow Americans at the VA who review your case, determine if you meet the eligibility criteria, and assign you a disability rating. Although they work to ensure veterans receive their rightful benefits, they are people—and people make mistakes. If you applied for an initial disability rating—or an increase in your disability rating—and were denied, let me review the decision. I know the VA's playbook for specific injuries and illnesses, and have experience in helping the VA understand the severity of your condition. When you need a veterans disability benefits attorney in the Chesapeake, Virginia area who will treat you like family, don't hesitate to contact me directly."
-Attorney Scott Alperin
How Does Alperin Law Help Veterans Fight To Get Their Disability Benefits?
The VA has strict guidelines for approving applications for disability benefits, and it’s important that you understand whether you are eligible to apply. To be considered for disability benefits, you must have served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training AND have a disability rating for your service-connected condition. In addition, one of the following must be true:
- You got sick or injured while serving in the military, and you can link this condition to your illness or injury.
- You had an illness or injury before you joined the military, and serving made it worse.
- You have a disability related to your active-duty service that didn’t appear until after you ended your service.
- You will have to provide evidence to support your disability claim, including military personnel records, service treatment records, VA medical records, and private medical records.
Alperin Law is located in the heart of one of the highest concentrations of active duty military personnel and veterans in the country, and we are proud to serve this unique population. Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. For more information please complete the form on this page. We look forward to helping you.