Veterans Disability law safeguards that those honorable men and women that have served our country in the Armed Forces are provided the compensation that they are entitled to. A veteran is entitled to compensation when they are able to show that their disability is service-connected.
Service-connected could mean any of the following:
(1) the veteran’s medical condition was directly caused by military service,
(2) the medical condition occurred while they were in the military,
(3) the medical condition was aggravated by military service, or
(4) the medical condition was caused by other conditions that the veteran has, that are in fact themselves service-connected.
Unlike the all or nothing approach to disability in regard to Social Security, VA service connected disability is made through disability payments. They are established based upon the veteran’s disability rating. The disability rating is based upon the degree of the veteran’s current disability. It is thus shown as a percentage that directly corresponds to the monetary amount that the veteran receives every month. VA service-connected disability payments were established in order to protect our service men and women. They provide compensation for their ultimate sacrifice in fighting to protect our country every day. The Department of Veterans’ affairs can at times lose sight of this purpose. Ultimately the laws can be not in favor of the disabled veteran.
At Sherris Legal, P.A. we have clients who come to us because they know we take a case from the very beginning to its conclusion. We will file your initial paperwork. If you have already applied for benefits and you have been denied, we can help you through that process. Lastly, if you have already qualified for Disability benefits, but need to increase your percentage of Disability, we can assist you. Call us at 407-999-9955 to learn how we can assist you with your Veterans Disability claim.