Air Force Disability Benefits Lawyer
The core value of the U.S. Air Force is “service before self,” and as an Air Force veteran you understand the deeper meaning of those words. You know the Airman’s Creed that you will defend your country with your life and never leave an Airman behind. Now that you are an Air Force veteran, you may need a helping hand yourself if you have developed a disability related to your years of USAF service. It might be time to call an Air Force Disability Benefits lawyer
For decades, Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, have helped Air Force veterans obtain the benefits for veterans to which they are entitled. We focus on working with veterans because we respect the service and sacrifice that veterans have given our nation. As part of our personalized service, we do not charge veterans unless we are successful in securing their disability benefits.
Whether you were an enlisted flyer, enlisted grounds crew or an officer, you may be entitled to several types of benefits available to Air Force veterans for disabilities related to injuries or diseases developed during active military service. For example, many USAF veterans have noise-induced hearing loss from working around aircraft and jet engines.
Gulf War Air Force veterans are more likely to have multiple health symptoms including fatigue, mood changes, and muscle aches and pains, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) compensates honorably discharged Airmen for any ratable medical disability incurred or aggravated during military service. Those Air Force veterans whose disability is combat-related may be entitled to special compensation.
Disability benefits for veterans available to Air Force veterans include benefits for:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Injury from exposure to toxic chemicals and hazardous materials
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Individual unemployability
- Dependency and Indemnity compensation
The basic disability benefit ranges from $123 to $2,613 per month, depending on the extent of the disability and the disability rating. If you disagree with the rating of your disability, you can write a letter to your local VA stating that you disagree with the rating decision and want to appeal. A veterans’ disability lawyer at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, can assist in preparing the appeal.
Establishing the right to disability compensation related to exposure to toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange can be a time-consuming process. But even if you’ve been denied before, you may qualify now with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ expansion of eligibility. The lawyers at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, are skilled at helping Air Force veterans establish their disability at every step in the appeals process.
If you believe that you may be eligible for disability benefits based on a service-related injury or condition, contact Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, today for a free consultation. We can offer guidance regarding your disability.
For our services, we charge Air Force veterans NO up-front lawyers’ fees. Instead, we work out an agreement in advance about what our fee will be if a disability benefit is approved. Typically, it’s a reasonable percentage of the eventual award.