Help for Disabled Veterans
There are 3 million veterans who the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports as having a disability related to military service. If you or a loved one is among this number, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability or Veterans Benefits.
SSD benefits can be applied for either while in a military status or after discharge. This means that military servicemen and women can receive SSD benefits even while receiving military pay or in a treatment facility or rehabilitation program. If your disability is related to active duty service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, your claim can be expedited through the Wounded Warriors program.
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 veterans benefits if you have a service-related disability and you were honorably discharged or discharged on other than dishonorable conditions. The monetary amount of monthly veterans 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.
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Social Security Disability and VA Benefits
Those receiving Social Security Disability benefits may also be able to collect benefits from the VA. If the injury or condition is service-related, no reduction in either SSD or VA benefits will occur, even if receiving both at the same time.
Please contact us if you or a loved one is disabled from any of the following conditions:
• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Chronic Pain
• Agent Orange exposure
• Radiation exposure
• Gulf War Illness/Gulf War Syndrome
Disabled 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. If you are a disabled American Veteran 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 Berger and Green can help you to appeal your claim so that you can recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
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, the Veteran Benefit Lawyers of Berger and Green can help.
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