Veterans Disability FAQ
If you have questions or concerns about disability benefits for yourself or a beloved veteran, an Atlanta veterans disability lawyer can be consulted at our firm. We have 40 years of experience in handling disability claims to the federal government and large insurance companies. We have gained much valuable experience and knowledge and are ready to provide you with the benefit of that. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions. Please read through this and then call us with any additional questions.
How do I apply for disability compensation?
The VA website will take you to an application form online that you can begin to process. For many, this can be a daunting and difficult task. If you run into problems during the application process, please contact us to find out about the services we can offer. Many retain our services from the beginning in order to save time and frustration over the long haul.
Who is eligible for benefits?
Any military personnel, who sustained illness or injury while on active military duty and was discharged with anything other than a dishonorable discharge, would be eligible. If an injury or illness was made worse as a result of military service, you will also be eligible.
How long before I begin receiving my benefits?
On the average it can take six or seven months, if all goes smoothly and you agree with the decision by the VA. If not, it can drag on for several years. If you are already experiencing delays and problems, we encourage you to contact us and we'll show you how we can help.
My disability has gotten worse; can I obtain more benefits?
In most cases, yes. When you are approved for benefits, the amount you receive is based on the percentage of disability you have been approved for. If that percentage increases, you can resubmit an application for more benefits to show that your condition has worsened.
What are survivor benefits?
Survivor benefits are paid to the spouses, children and dependent parents of veterans who have died as a result of a service-connected disease and are eligible.