Army Veterans Benefits Lawyer
You served your country as a member of the U.S. Army and returned home to move ahead with your life. But your path forward has been more difficult because of injuries or illnesses related to your years of military service. Army veterans who have service-connected disabilities or conditions made worse by military service are entitled to apply for disability benefits. It may be time to call an army veterans benefits lawyer.
At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we focus on helping Army veterans obtain the disability benefits to which they are entitled. We focus our practice on assisting veterans because we respect the service and sacrifice that veterans have given our nation. As part of our personalized service, we do not charge Army veterans unless we are successful in securing their VA disability benefits.
About 3 million veterans receive disability benefits from the VA, including veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict, the war in Vietnam, and the Gulf War, as well as peacetime veterans. We’re proud to say that Jan Dils, Attorney Law, have helped hundreds of them.
Several types of benefits are available to Army veterans for disabilities related to injuries or diseases that developed during active military service or were aggravated by military service. VA disability compensation is a tax-free benefit. Service-connected disability benefits available to Army veterans include benefits for:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Injury from exposure to toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange and hazardous materials
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Individual unemployability
- Dependency and Indemnity compensation
About 40 percent of all service-connected disabilities are musculoskeletal problems such as chronic knee ailments and arthritis due to trauma, according to the VA. Other prevalent disabilities among Army veterans include tinnitus, degenerative arthritis, diabetes mellitus and PTSD.
The VA has recently broadened the eligibility for Army veterans of any era to qualify for disability compensation from PTSD. Army veterans who were not directly engaged in combat may still qualify for disability compensation for PTSD as a result of stress caused by fear of hostile enemy or terrorist activity.
Many Army veterans suffer hearing loss from repeated exposure to weapons, aircraft, vehicles and loud industrial activities, entitling them to disability compensation. Army veterans who served in Southwest Asia in the 1991 Gulf War and have PTSD, fibromyalgia (FM) or symptoms of undiagnosed illnesses may apply for disability compensation, even if they can’t directly trace their injuries or illnesses to operations in Desert Storm or Desert Shield. Army veterans disabled by VA health care also may be entitled to disability compensation.
The basic disability benefit ranges from $123 to $2,613 per month, depending on the extent of the disability and the disability rating. The largest proportion of disabled Army veterans are rated with a 10 percent disability. Veterans whose service-connected disabilities are rated at 30 percent or higher are entitled to additional allowances for dependents. You may be paid additional amounts up to $7,650 per month if you have very severe disabilities such as loss of sight or loss of limbs or you have a spouse, children or dependent parents.
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. An army veterans benefits lawyer at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, can assist in preparing the appeal.
Disability Compensation Lawyers
Establishing the right to disability compensation related to exposure to toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange can be a time-consuming process. But the VA has recently relaxed the qualification criteria for Vietnam veterans. Even if you were denied before, you may qualify now for Army veteran disability compensation with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ expansion of eligibility.
The disability compensation lawyers at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, are skilled at helping Army veterans establish their disability at every step in the appeals process.
Disability compensation is a tax-free benefit paid to Army veterans for disabilities from injuries or illnesses that are a result of—or are made worse by —active military service. If you believe that you may be eligible for disability benefits based on a service-related injury or disease, contact Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, today for a free consultation. We can offer guidance regarding your disability.
For our services, we charge Army veterans NO up-front lawyers’ fees. Instead, we work out an agreement in advance with Army veterans about what our fee will be if their benefit is approved. Typically, it’s a reasonable percentage of the eventual award.