Military and Veteran Disability Cases
If you are a veteran or a surviving family member of a deceased veteran, you may be entitled to VA benefits. Making a VA claim or appeal with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be very complicated. The Health Law Firm attorneys can help you understand exactly what benefits you are entitled to, help you file a claim or appeal a decision.
In order to assist in the process of filing an application for benefits or representing a veteran in an appeal of a claim, an attorney must be VA Accredited by Federal law. Our attorneys, George F. Indest III and Christopher E. Brown are VA Accredited. We have attorneys admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. Mr. Indest also served 20 years as an officer in the United States Navy and is a disabled veteran himself.
The Department of Veterans Affairs operates a number of programs providing financial, medical and other assistance to veterans. For those who receive an honorable or general discharge, there are five major benefit programs:
- Disability compensation,
- Veterans’ Health Care Benefits,
- Veterans’ pension programs,
- Free or low-cost medical care at VA hospitals and medical facilities, and
- Education programs.
Our attorneys understand that while the VA offers a wealth of benefits to veterans and their families, sometimes the government does not always provide the benefits that have been promised. We have seen legitimate claims for disability benefits and survivor benefits get denied, causing veterans and their families to struggle financially. Unfortunately the appeals process is long and complicated. Failing to meet deadlines and complete paperwork can result in another denial. Hiring an experienced attorney is critical. Our attorneys can help ensure your appeal is filed properly, and that all paperwork is received prior to the deadline. We can also represent you at your VA hearing.