The VA offers compensation for a wide range of service-connected conditions. Yet, too many veterans don’t file for the VA disability benefits they deserve. Sound familiar?
If you or a loved one has a disability after serving our country, call our law firm today. The VA awards disability benefits to those who can prove their conditions are service-connected.
Continue reading to learn what disabilities you can claim with the VA. We’ll also tell you how our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI can help.
What are the Most Common VA Disability Claims?
There are too many service-connected conditions for us to list here and explain in detail. If your condition isn’t listed here, we still encourage you to see one of our VA disability lawyers. During your consultation, one of our VA lawyers will examine the specifics of your case. That way, you’ll be able to receive the best legal advice for your unique situation.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
You may have post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD include hypervigilance, anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, and avoiding “triggers.” File a VA claim if your PTSD reduces your quality of life or interferes with your ability to work.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A violent blow to the head may cause a traumatic brain injury. You may have also suffered a TBI if an object penetrated your brain, such as a bullet. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury include mood changes, memory problems, and speech difficulties. Your symptoms will depend on the severity of traumatic brain injury.
Veterans often struggle with depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disabilities. Yet, many veterans don’t receive the help they need because of the stigma of mental illness. If the VA denied your claim, consult with one of our veteran disability lawyers.
Nerve and Neurological Disorders
You may receivefor conditions affecting the nervous system. The VA also compensates you for each body extremity that’s affected, such as your left arm. Call our today if you need to file an appeal.
Agent Orange Exposure
Did you serve in the Vietnam War? If so, you may have been exposed to a chemical called Agent Orange. The military used Agent Orange to destroy forests and agriculture in Vietnam. Only later, the U.S. discovered the long-term health effects of Agent Orange exposure. The VA presumes a connection between symptoms of Agent Orange exposure and military service, making your claim process easier.
Gulf War Syndrome
Gulf War Syndrome is also called “chronic multi-symptom illness” or “undiagnosed illness.” Symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome include insomnia, headaches, joint pain, and fatigue. Request a consultation with one of our veteran attorneys if the VA denied your claim.
Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability
Does your service-connected condition prevent you from earning a livable wage? If so, you may be eligible for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability. The VA awards TDIU to veterans rated below 100% who can’t maintain gainful employment.
Our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI offer their legal services to veterans. We’re ready to help if the VA denies your service-connected condition. To request a legal consultation, call the VA Disability Group at 1-844-VET-LAWS (838-5297).