Veteran Services in Maitland, FL, From Professional Advocates
The Veteran Benefits Administration’s decision on your disability claim doesn’t have to be the final word. Veterans Legal Advocates, P.A. is here to help you challenge it. We are your most passionate advocate and the first source for veteran services in Maitland, FL. As veterans ourselves, we understand the frustrations those like us face. That’s why we’ve made it our business to support your efforts to apply for and win those well-deserved benefits. Our legal assistance services also helps correct military records for errors and injustice.
We offer representation to members of all military service branches where veteran disability claims are offered. Even if you don’t live in Florida, our hardworking staff is always ready to help with your claim appeal. Our goal is to make the process as stress-free as possible.
Making Discharge Upgrades Possible
Human error and unfair practices can cause your military history to represent you inaccurately, and that follows you for life. A dishonorable discharge can mean losing not only benefits and civilian federal assistance but also the ability to work for the government, own a firearm, take out a bank loan, or even vote. Veterans Legal Advocates, P.A. sees to it that the military follows its own rules and that your record is fair.
Our legal office helps improve disability claim applications by proving 4 facts about their conditions. A thorough explanation of these items is strongly correlated with faster, more favorable decisions:
Service Connection: You must prove that you have a diagnosed medical condition that occurred during—or because of—your service.
Eligibility: You must prove eligibility for VA benefits by furnishing information that verifies serving in active duty military and that your injury occurred during that time.
Impairment Rating: If you are appealing your claim, you must understand the scale that the VA uses to determine your level of disability, which in turn dictates the type and amount of benefits you receive.
Effective Date: This refers to the date the VA should have begun paying you benefits if they approve your claim. The process can sometimes take years to complete, and this ensures you receive what you’re entitled to.
Veteran Disability Claims
At our office in Maitland, FL, we offer legal representation to members of all military service branches in which veteran disability claims are offered. However, whether you live in Florida or somewhere else in the United States, help with your claim appeal is always available through our hardworking staff. Our goal is to make the process as stress-free as possible for you.
What Counts as a Claim?
You may be surprised to learn what’s covered under veterans’ disability claims. Along with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), there are many common conditions, illnesses, and injuries that make veterans eligible for disability benefits. Some of these include:
• Chronic Pain
• Hearing Loss
• Loss of Range of Motion
Although veterans living with these conditions can and have secured disability benefits, doing so can be extraordinarily difficult. This is especially true for those struggling to prove the service connection. Our firm provides legal assistance in evaluating applications and proving needs.
Medical Evaluation Boards (MEB)/Physical Evaluation Boards (PEB)
Medical Evaluation Boards and Physical Evaluation Boards determine fitness for duty and make decisions on administrative medical separation for injured Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members. Once a ruling is made that a member of the armed forces is unfit for duty, the armed service and a VA representative award a disability rating.
We represent you through each part of the hearings. To hire an attorney that prepares you for the board, represents your interests, or appeals the disability rating decision, arrange a free consultation at our legal office.
Contact us to set up your initial consultation. We’re veteran-owned and proud to represent fellow former service members from Maitland, Florida, and beyond.