Arizona VA Disability Attorneys
We have the experience you need on your side when you file your disability claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs or have the need to appeal a denied claim. We can help answer any questions you may have and help you navigate the disability claims process here at VABenefits Attorneys.
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FAQs About Arizona VA Disability Benefits
We know you probably have questions about VA disability benefits and how to receive them – and we have the answers you need. You may ask – do I qualify for VA disability? You may want to know – how do I apply for disability compensation? We can help.
The applications and appeals processes can be complicated for veterans and VABenefits Attorneys can help you with the step-by-step process. With our experience as VA disability attorneys, we can help you navigate the process and ensure that you receive the benefits you have earned via your service.
Questions you may have that we can answer include – what injuries, illnesses and medical conditions make me eligible for disability? Does a cancer diagnosis qualify for disability? Does PTSD qualify me for disability? What is my disability rating? What should I do if my disability claim is denied?
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Who Is Eligible for VA Disability Benefits?
We know you have a lot of questions – but first and foremost – you want to know if you are eligible for VA disability benefits. We can help you get answers. Here are the guidelines for disability benefits and compensation as outlined by the U..S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
To be eligible for disability compensation, veterans must meet two foundational criteria – veterans must have an injury, illness or medical condition that affects the mind or body AND veterans must have served on active duty or inactive duty for training. Veterans who qualify for disability must also meet ONE additional criteria from the requirements listed below:
- Must have an injury, illness or medical condition that was discovered while you served and can be linked to your time in service as an in-service disability claim.
- Must have had an injury, illness or medical condition sustained prior to military service that was made worse by their time in service as a pre-service disability claim.
- Must have an injury, illness or medical condition that did not appear until after your time in service and can be linked to your military service as a post-service disability claim.
Are There Additional Veterans Benefits?
With many recent veterans having served in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the Global War on Terror, disability benefits via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are the primary focus for veterans and media outlets – but they are not the only benefits available to veterans. Veterans can go back to school and further their educations with the Montgomery G.I. Bill, VA Home Loans provide veterans with an affordable way to buy a house, local VA hospitals provide critical healthcare, tax exemptions help veterans save money and burial services provide the respect that veterans deserve. These are just a few of the additional benefits available to our U.S. Military veterans.
What Injuries, Illnesses and Medical Conditions Qualify for Veteran Disability?
The list of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that qualify veterans for disability pay continues to grow as we learn more and more about the physical and mental toll of war and combat. Veterans understand that not all scars are visible and the passage of veteran legislation – like the PACT Act – helps and supports disabled veterans who struggle with unseen injuries, illnesses or medical conditions on a day-to-day basis.
Here is a closer look at just a few of the injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that make military veterans eligible for disability benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Mental Disorders – Depression and Anxiety
- Chronic Back, Knee and Neck Pain
- Lung Disease
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Severe Scar Tissue
- Severe Hearing Loss
How Do You Apply for VA Benefits?
Do you suffer from any of the injuries, illnesses or medical conditions listed above? Is your injury, illness or medical condition service related? If you meet the criteria above and you have the necessary medical documents, you can apply for disability online at www.va.gov/disability. Veterans who prefer it, can download and print the online application, fill it out and take the completed application to your local VA Regional Office in Phoenix.
How Do You Appeal a Denied Disability Claim?
Your disability claim may be denied. It may be because your application was incomplete, it may be because you do not have the proper medical documentation, it may be because your medical condition is not service related or it may be something different. No matter why your disability claim has been denied, we can help you appeal the decision. There are four ways to appeal a denied claim – a Supplemental Claim, a Notice of Disagreement, a Higher Level Review or an appeal to a Veterans Law Judge.
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What Are the Arizona State Veterans Benefits?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a wide variety of benefits that can help military veterans – but they are not the only veterans available to those who live in Arizona. Veterans in the Grand Canyon State may be eligible for state veterans benefits and we want to help ensure you get the benefits that you deserve. The list of benefits include tax exemptions, tax relief, employment benefits, educational benefits, state license benefits, veterans care facilities and much more.
Here is a quick look at veterans benefits that are available to military veterans who call Arizona home. Contact your state and local representatives for more information on Arizona state veterans benefits.
- Veterans Homes – Flagstaff, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma
- Income Tax Exemptions
- Arizona Military Family Relief Fund
- Vehicle Tax and Registration Fee Waivers
- Property Tax Exemptions
- Arizona Veterans Tuition Waiver Program
- Veteran Hiring Preferences
- Arizona Veteran Toolkit Program
- CDL Skills Test Waivers
- Arizona Veterans Cemeteries
Do you need an Arizona VA disability attorney? We can help at VABenefits Attorneys. Contact us today for a FREE case review!