Wondering if you qualify for VA disability benefits? You’re not alone. Many of our clients have tried to figure out VA law themselves, before growing frustrated and scheduling appointments with our VA disability lawyers. Even if you’re eligible for VA disability, you may have a difficult time trying to prove this to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For this reason, it’s important that you hire one of our Kalamazoo, MI VA disability lawyers to advocate on your behalf so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
To qualify for VA disability benefits you must have a disability rating for any condition linked to your military service. You must have also been on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. If both of the above factors are true, you’ll be able to file an in-service, pre-service, or post-service claim, which we describe in more detail below. Our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI will be able to help you through the process of filing a claim.
In-Service Disability Claim
You would file an in-service VA disability claim if you were injured or fell ill during your time in the military. In general, these types of claims are the easiest to prove because there is a clear link between your time in the military and your claimed condition.
Often, your service treatment records will show the date you were diagnosed with a condition, as well as any symptoms that may have been present at the time. Our VA disability attorneys can help you file your in-service disability claim so you can receive the benefits you deserve.
Pre-Service Disability Claim
Serving in the military takes a toll on the body, especially when you have pre-existing conditions. Many veterans make the mistake of thinking they can’t receive VA disability benefits for conditions made worse by military service. Don’t be one of them!
Our VA lawyers can help you gather enough evidence to prove that your pre-existing condition was worsened after your time in the military. An example of this would be mild anxiety that turns into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our attorneys have experience helping veterans receive VA disability benefits for PTSD and other service-connected conditions.
Post-Service Disability Claim
You would need to file a post-service disability claim if you didn’t start showing symptoms of a service-connected condition until after being discharged. Since a post-service VA disability claim can be difficult to prove, we strongly recommend you hire one of our VA disability attorneys as soon as possible. We’ll be able to help you provide evidence that your condition is linked to your service in the military so you can receive the VA benefits you deserve.
Our VA disability attorneys are proud to represent veterans who have sacrificed and fought bravely for our country. If you or a loved one need help filing a claim for VA disability benefits, or you have been denied VA benefits, don’t hesitate to call our law firm. To request a consultation with one of our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI, call the VA Disability Group at 1-844-VET-LAWS.