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, meaning that the veteran’s medical condition was directly caused by military service, occurred while they were in the military, aggravated by military service, or 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, which are established based upon the veteran’s disability rating. The disability rating is based upon the degree of the veteran’s current disability and 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 and 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, and ultimately the laws can be taken not in favor of the disabled veteran.
At Sherris Legal, P.A. we have clients who come to us because they know we can and do take a case from the very beginning to its conclusion. We will file your initial paperwork. We also can help you if you have already been denied Disability benefits or we can help you if you have already qualified for Disability but need to increase your percentage of Disability.