New York City Veteran Disability Claims Lawyers Helping You Understand Your Eligibility Requirements
If you have suffered a disabling injury or have been made sick by your military service, you may be entitled to receive disability benefits. Monthly income from disability benefits can be a lifeline for you and your family, especially if you have a severe medical condition that prevents you from working or causes your earnings to be lower than they would be if you were fully able-bodied.
The New York City veteran disability claims lawyers at Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco can provide invaluable help with determining your entitlement to benefits. We can also assist you in proving your claim for benefits and fighting for the money you deserve due to your selfless service to the country. Give us a call today to get the help you need with obtaining the benefits you are owed.
Eligibility Requirements for Disability Benefits
Veterans disability benefits are available in most situations when you have a service-connected ailment. However, there are certain eligibility requirements that must be met. For example:
- You must have been an active duty member of any branch of the United States military, such as the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or the Navy.
- You must have been honorably discharged from the military, if you are no longer serving.
- Your injury must have occurred or must have been aggravated while you were performing service for the military. It does not need to have occurred while you were in combat, so injuries sustained on military bases or while performing training exercises can result in an entitlement to benefits.
Veterans may obtain benefits by proving a direct connection to service. For example, if you sustained a physical or mental injury while you were in combat or performing any of your essential duties in the military, this physical or mental injury should entitle you to receive benefits. If you had a condition prior to military service that was exacerbated while you were performing duties while actively serving in the military, you should also be able to receive benefits for the increased severity of your pre-existing condition.
In some cases, you will need to specifically prove that your disability is connected to your service by providing evidence that a particular incident that occurred while you were serving was the cause of your harm.
However, there are also circumstances in which the military presumes a service connection. This can occur if you develop illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides, develop an illness related to exposure to radiation while serving, or if you develop certain conditions related to being a prisoner of war.
An attorney can help you to determine what you must do to demonstrate eligibility. You can receive benefits for total or partial disability, and your disability rating – which specifies the percentage of disability – dictates the amount of benefits you receive.
Getting Help From Our New York City Veteran Disability Claims Lawyers Today
New York City veteran disability claims lawyers can provide you with personalized help and advice on legal issues related to your claim for benefits. We can help you to determine if you should be eligible for income from the VA due to your illness and injury and can provide the necessary assistance to prove that you are entitled to receive benefits for your disabilities.
To find out more about how Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco can assist you, contact us online or give us a call today at 877-693-2529. We are proud to help veterans who fought for their country and we will treat your case with the importance that it deserves.
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