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The New York disability lawyers at Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco are proud to assist veterans with benefits claims. We review your case and determine the full breadth of benefits you qualify for, including veterans, Social Security Disability (SSD) and other government programs. You served our country and, after putting yourself in harm’s way, you are entitled to compensation for your service-related disabilities. We want to ensure you obtain them.

Veterans Disability Claims

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays tax-free benefits for disabilities caused by injury or disease related to military service. The amount you qualify for depends upon your percentage of disability, which is rated from 10 to 100 percent. You may file your claim for a disability that:

  • Arose while you were in military service
  • Arose after you retired from military service
  • Had before entering the military and grew worse
  • Involves a special circumstance

Claims Process

The VA is a large government bureaucracy. Therefore, the claims process can be cumbersome, with multiple requests for information. The actual time between submission and approval depends upon the complexity of your injuries and access to the evidence the VA needs to make a decision. Our disability attorneys in New York help to expedite the process by meticulously preparing a thorough application and tracking its progress through the VA.

In general, the claims process involves:

  • Assessment of your claim by our lawyers, during which we gather supportive evidence and prepare a thorough application
  • Obtaining completed Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) from medical providers to prove your medical condition, which we can handle for you
  • Submitting your application to the Veterans Affairs, another task we take care of
  • Review of your claim by a Veterans Service representative
  • Request of additional information or evidence from you, doctors or another government department, if applicable, by the Veterans Service representative handling your claim
  • Claim decision

Injuries and Illnesses Covered by Veterans Benefits

You are entitled to compensation for injuries related to your service in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy. VA benefits cover injuries and illnesses incurred or exacerbated during training or combat, including:

  • Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
  • Chronic medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis and Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Undiagnosed illness associated with service in the Gulf War
  • Tropical diseases and rare infectious diseases
  • Frostbite, heat stroke and other exposure-related conditions
  • Prisoners of war (POWs) physical and psychological conditions
  • Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides

Discuss Your Options for Veterans Disability Compensation With Our New York Disability Lawyers

Do you have an injury or illness related to your active duty service? You have the right to important veterans disability benefits for medical treatment, wages, and living expenses. The New York disability lawyers at Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco will help you file a successful application. Your case evaluation is free, so contact us for a consultation today.

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