Help with Disability Claims & Other Veterans’ Services in Maitland, FL
Challenge the Veteran Benefits Administration’s decisions regarding your disability claim with help from Veterans Legal Advocates, P.A., your advocate and the first source for veterans’ services in Maitland, FL. As veterans ourselves, we understand the challenges and frustrations those like us face when seeking disability. That’s why we’ve made it our business to support veterans’ efforts to apply for and win the benefits they deserve.
When veterans turn to our office for legal representation, we focus on helping them improve their claim application by proving four major facts about their conditions. A thorough explanation of these four items is strongly correlated with faster, more favorable benefits decisions.
Service Connection: You must prove that you have a diagnosed medical condition that came about during or as a result of your military service.
Eligibility: You must prove that you are eligible for VA benefits by furnishing information that verifies that you served in the active duty military and that your injury occurred while you were on active duty.
Impairment Rating: If you are appealing your claim, you must understand the scale that the VA uses to determine your level of disability, which is used to determine the type and amount of benefits you receive.
Effective Date: The term “effective date” refers to the date on which 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 the benefits to which you’re entitled.
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 VA disability. Beyond well-known conditions like PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), there are many common conditions, illnesses, and injuries that make veterans eligible to receive disability benefits. Some of these include:
• Chronic Pain
• Hearing Loss
• Loss of Range of Motion
However, even though veterans living with the conditions can and have secured disability benefits for the above items, doing so can be extraordinarily difficult. This is especially true for veterans struggling to prove the “service connection” portion of the four tenets we mentioned before.
That’s where our firm comes in. We offer the legal assistance that veterans need to prove that they do indeed deserve disability benefits in connection with their service-related conditions. Let us evaluate your application and help you prove your need.
Correction of Military Records
As part of our office's veterans legal assistance services, correction of any military record in order to remove errors and injustices can be made.
Medical Evaluation Boards (MEB) / Physical Evaluation Boards (PEB)
Medical Evaluation Boards and Physical Evaluation Boards determine fitness for duty and make decisions concerning 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 works directly with a VA representative to award a disability rating. Representation of the service member will be made through every aspect of the hearings.
If you would like to hire a private attorney to prepare you for the board, represent all your interests or appeal the VA disability rating decision, ask for a free consultation today.
Contact us today to find out more about our veterans’ services, or to request our assistance with your application. We serve veterans throughout the country from our headquarters in Maitland, FL.