Veterans Affairs disability benefits are available to veterans and their
families for injuries or illnesses suffered while on active duty in the
armed forces, and may be available even if a service connection is not
established. To get these veteran benefits you must first make a claim
with the Department of Veterans Affairs who will then decide whether or
not to award the benefits and how much to give you.
If you are denied benefits or received less than you feel you should have and you disagree with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision, you can appeal the ruling. To do this, you must file an appeal with Veterans Affairs and though you are not required to have representation, you should. Making a VA claim or appealing a decision with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be complicated. An experienced lawyer can help you better understand exactly what benefits you are entitled to.
Aid and Attendance is part of an “Improved Pension” benefit
that many eligible claimants do not know about. Available to wartime veterans
and their spouses, this benefit allows veterans and surviving spouses
who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating,
bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the
needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits.
I am a veteran and serving veterans and their families is an important part of my practice. Contact Henderson Law Firm for a consultation if you or a family member has questions about these benefits.