Marine Veterans Benefits Attorneys
As a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, you went bravely into harm’s way to fulfill your mission. You honored the Marine Corps’ motto, “Semper Fi,” — always faithful. As a Marine veteran, you have a right to expect your country to keep the faith, too, if you have disabilities related to your time in the Corps and you need help. But qualifying for veterans’ disability compensation can be a challenge —even for a Marine. This is when you need to call the marine veterans benefits attorneys.
At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we focus on helping Marine 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 Marine Corps veterans unless we are successful in securing their VA disability benefits.
Several types of benefits are available to Marine 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 Marine 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
Many Marine Corps veterans may suffer hearing loss from repeated exposure to weapons, aircraft, vehicles and industrial activities, entitling them to disability compensation.
Marine veterans who served in Southwest Asia in the 1991 Gulf War and have 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.
Marine and Navy veterans are at higher risk of developing certain kinds of respiratory-related diseases because of asbestos, toxic fumes and vapors commonly found in Navy ships. Marine 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. You may be paid additional amounts if you have very severe disabilities or loss of limbs or if 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. The marine veterans benefits attorneys 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 the VA has recently relaxed the qualification criteria for Vietnam veterans. Even if you were denied before, you may qualify now for Marine veteran disability compensation with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ expansion of eligibility.
The lawyers at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, are skilled at helping U.S. Marine 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 with an experienced Veterans Benefits Lawyer. We can offer guidance regarding your disability.
For our services, we charge Marine veterans NO up-front lawyers’ fees. Instead, we work out an agreement in advance with Marine veterans about what our fee will be if their benefit is approved. Typically, it’s a reasonable percentage of the eventual award.