Don't struggle alone. We can help.
Lawyer's for American Vets assist veterans, their surviving spouse and dependents obtain benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. We handle cases across all 50 states, as well as, overseas. We have experience arguing cases before the VA Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
The process of obtaining benefits can be long and confusing. It can often take years before a veteran or their family members receive the benefits to which they are entitled. Don’t struggle alone. Let us help you navigate the VA process.
Service-Connected Disability Compensation
Compensation benefits is a monthly payment made to a veteran for injuries and/or diseases that was incurred or aggravated as a result of service. Disability payments are made based upon the degree of the disability.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits is a monthly payment to a widow who lost their spouses due to a service-connected disability or where the veteran was totally disabled because of a service-connected condition for a certain period of time before the death. In order to qualify the spouse must have been married to the veteran for a year, have continuously lived or cohabited with the veteran for the length of the marriage and have not remarried since the death of the veteran.
Why Hire a Veterans Disability Lawyer?
The VA disability process is a complex and challenging venture. There are so many regulations, forms to complete and tasks to stay on top of that it can seem overwhelming. Many veterans who attempt to navigate this system alone often give up because of the high denial rate and difficult administrative law process. Hiring a lawyer can help by allowing the attorney to take over the preparation, assembly, and presentation of evidence needed to get your claim granted. The Board of Veterans Appeals’ statistics confirm that working with a lawyer can increase your chances of obtaining benefits. You do not need to fight the VA alone. Let us help you obtain the benefits you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.
How it Works — Our 5 Step Process
We will have a conference with you, by phone or in person, about your claims, service history, medical history, and identify where you are in the claim process to see how we can best serve you.
2ORGANIZE YOUR DATA
We will obtain your VA Claims File from the VA. This file, also known as your C-file, will contain all of the evidence the VA is considering in making its decisions. We will review the entire file and organize all of the information to identify the issues with your claim(s).
After we have reviewed your Claims File, we will contact you with our findings and discuss a case strategy moving forward.
4Gathering the Evidence
We will help you collect the evidence needed by the VA to reach a favorable outcome. Additional evidence may consist of obtaining private medical records, locating VA medical records, preparation of lay statements, and obtaining expert opinions if necessary.
5Filing the Appeal
After gathering the evidence we will prepare and file the appeal paperwork and submit any additional evidence required by the VA. If needed, we will prepare and file a legal brief outlining the evidence and legal argument to help support your grant of service-connection or obtaining a higher disability rating.