If you are a U.S. military veteran with a medical condition that is related to your service, you could qualify for VA Disability Benefits. I can help walk you through the process of submitting a VA Disability Claim.
Timing is IMPORTANT
If you apply for disability within one year of your date of separation on your DD 214, you will be eligible to receive back pay, and all of your conditions will be assumed to be service-related unless there is definite evidence that they are not. If you wait to apply for disability until after this one-year period, then you’ll lose all of the back pay that would have been due to you for the time between your separation date and your VA Disability Rating Decision, and you will be required to provide evidence that your condition is definitely service related. If you got discharged for a medical condition, your claim has already been submitted for you automatically – but if you were discharged for any other reason, you need to apply independently.
So don’t procrastinate – contact us today to make sure you don’t lose out!
Get Your Paperwork in Order
Nobody has to tell YOU what it’s like being a cog in the government wheel – so you don’t want to give them any excuses to say you don’t have all your ducks in a row and kick out your claim. It is essential to make sure that you submit all of the information the VA needs to properly rate your condition with your original claim. Making sure your application is complete can make the difference between being denied or approved. This includes making sure that the doctor who conducts your C & P (Compensation & Pension) exam records all of the information properly – and we can help you educate yourself so you can make sure your physician knows how to do this – because not all of them do.
Appealing Your Rating Decision
After your VA Disability case has been decided, you may disagree with the Rating Decision. If so, you have the option of submitting an appeal. Again, making sure all of your documentation is in order is super important here – and we can help our veterans in Opelika and Columbus do all of this correctly.
Consultations are FREE
Before beginning the process of applying for VA Disability, give us a call today to go over your situation. We handle VA Disability claims throughout Alabama and Georgia, and would be happy to assist you.