Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How a Disability Benefits Attorney Can Help Veterans Get Benefits

Veterans become physically, emotionally, and mentally traumatized all the time due to their service in the military. Many of them don't realize that they qualify for veteran's disability benefits, and those who do may have applied only to have their claims denied. A disability benefits attorney can help veterans obtain the benefits that they're entitled to, and there are numerous benefits to seeking this type of attorney over the others.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Addressing a Veterans Disability Claim Challenge

The claims process through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can seem daunting, and many veterans who file a claim unfortunately will have their claim denied or the amount of their approved benefits reduced. This can impact your ability to receive the quality healthcare you need, and you may be wondering what steps you can take to improve this situation and get the full amount of the claim that you believe you deserve. 
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

How a Veterans Disability Attorney Helps Sexually-Assaulted Veterans

Almost three decades ago, a former Navy Sailor from Milbridge, Maine named Ruth Moore was raped twice by a superior officer during her service, and had applied for disability benefits after suffering from mental disorders that stemmed from these assaults. Though she fought for her rights for disability benefits for almost 20 years, it was only in 2009 when she was awarded with more than $400,000 in benefits. Like Moore, there are a lot of uniformed personnel who had suffered sexual assault, but most of these incidents had gone unreported. Those who do place claims for disability benefits due to trauma caused by these assaults tend to have a difficult time in getting approved. Fortunately, talking to a veterans disability attorney can help a veteran get their due benefits, especially if their post-traumatic stress disorder was caused by sexual assault.
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Friday, August 14, 2015

A Veterans Disability Lawyer Can Help Returning Disabled Soldiers

The United States of America has some of the finest forces in the world. However, no matter how well-trained and well-equipped the land, sea, and air branches of the military are, they still face a lot of risk in performing their duty to the country. It is no surprise then that quite a few of the country’s brave soldiers end up getting injured, sometimes even so much that they can’t keep on serving in their previous capacity; they may even end up being discharged. The problem is that their injuries would also make their civilian lives difficult. This is where a veterans disability lawyer can help.
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

How a Veterans Disability Attorney Helps with Obstacles to Claims

Ideally, veterans who became disabled while fighting for the peace of the nation should receive their disability benefits quickly and conveniently. However, this world is not ideal; if it was, wars wouldn’t have happened in the first place. Disabled veterans face different kinds of roadblocks when making their claims. Some get denied and many get delayed. Here, you’ll find some of the most common issues encountered by veterans making a benefit claim. Delays (That Extend Over Months, Even Years) In its Veterans Benefits Administration Reports, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) records over 380,000 pending claims. The conditions have actually improved now, compared to over 800,000 pending cases a few years back.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Veterans Disability Lawyer Can Help with the Expanded Benefit Rule

During the Vietnam War, the military of the United States conducted the Operation Ranch Hand. This program developed the use of herbicides and defoliants for the war – the most widely known of which is Agent Orange. Aircraft were fitted with special sprayers vaporizing the chemicals, enabling them to spread the herbicides over large areas. Agent Orange did not only affect the people in areas where it was sprayed on, though. It also affected the personnel who piloted and operated the aircraft used to spread it during the war. Even those who used, maintained, and served onboard certain aircraft at a later time were also exposed to chemical remains and suffered from the effects. Claims related to these are among the cases handled by a veterans disability lawyer.
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