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Should I File for VA Disability?

Why Should I File for VA Disability Benefits?


Why should I file for VA disability benefits? Because you signed up to serve your country and your country needs to keep its promise to take care of you. It’s that simple. As a veteran, you raised your right hand and swore to defend our country from threats foreign and domestic. In exchange, the government promised to take care of you and your family if you got hurt. Unfortunately, the government has failed many veterans and their families, choosing to trap them in endless bureaucracy rather than giving them the medical and financial help they need. 


Veterans file for VA disability benefits because it’s typically the only way to receive medical benefits from the VA, outside of retiring from the military. Even veterans with a 30% disability rating can receive medical benefits – something that can save veterans and their families hundreds of thousands over their lifetime. If your family has been paying for prescriptions, therapies and doctor’s visits, think about the financial relief it would be to have the VA take care of it. That’s possible if you file for VA benefits and are awarded them.  


Should I file for VA disability if I have mental injuries like PTSD or have suffered trauma?


Yes, veterans should file for disability benefits if they have suffered a mental injury. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can impact daily life and the ability of a veteran to hold down a job and support their family. If you have PTSD, the VA should pay for you to get help and provide compensation for this mental disability. The same applies for sexual trauma experienced in the military, and other mental disorders arising from time in service. 


Should I file for VA disability if I wasn’t medically discharged?


If you were on active duty and suffered an injury you don’t have to be medically discharged to receive disability benefits. It’s a veteran lawyer’s job to make the connection between your injury and time in service, even if the military didn’t recognize it before you were honorably discharged. 


Should I file for VA disability if I am already retired?


Yes, many older veterans are just now filing for VA benefits. Those who served in the Vietnam War are filing for VA disability as their conditions are worsening. One reason older veterans apply is to get their medical bills paid for by the VA so that their spouse and children don’t have to bear the financial burden.  For retirees on a fixed income, lowering or eliminating medical bills is a big deal and can really help a family. Plus, retirement income doesn’t stretch as far as it used to. The additional VA compensation can help you and your spouse to be more comfortable in your golden years. 


Should I file for VA disability again if my claim was already denied?


Many veteran’s disability claims are denied when filed without the help of a lawyer. Call us for a free consultation so we can go over your case, what you applied for, when and why your request for benefits was denied. We will review your case for FREE and let you know if you should file again. 

Should I file for VA disability if I don’t have any money for a lawyer?

e any upfront fees and only get paid if you get VA benefits. You can speak with a lawyer for FREE during a no-obligation consultation, so call us and ask as many questions as you like!

Should I file for VA disability benefits with or without a lawyer?


As a veteran, you can choose to go it on your own or hire an expert to help you. This is a highly personal decision. Some veterans don’t mind the paperwork and view learning the process as a challenge. For others, they don’t have time or want to hire a veteran’s lawyer to make sure that they get everything right. We will answer your questions and give you a FREE consultation either way, so give us a call to learn more.

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Should I file for VA disability if I was exposed to something toxic?

Yes, there are provisions for veterans who were exposed to something toxic like Agent Orange or asbestos (common in the Navy). If you were exposed and have physical ailments, call us to discuss your case with a veteran lawyer for FREE. 

Can I file for disability if I just got out of the military?


Yes, you can file for a service connected disability immediately after being honorably discharged. 


Can I file for VA disability for my spouse or parent?


This is a complicated question! We are happy to answer it during a FREE consultation where we can review the facts. Give us a call to speak with a veteran lawyer today.

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