Georgia VA Disability Attorneys
Veterans who have questions about their disability benefits can enlist our services as Georgia VA disability attorneys at VABenefits Attorneys. We can help you apply for benefits or appeal a denied claim.
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FAQs About Georgia VA Disability Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the process to apply for disability can be complicated – and it gets even more complicated if you have to appeal a denied disability claim. We know that you may have questions and that is what we are here for at VABenefits Attorneys.
Here are a few common questions that we can help answer at VABenefits Attorneys.
You may ask – am eligible for VA disability benefits? What injuries, illnesses or medical conditions qualify for disability? What is the PACT Act and how does it address presumptive conditions? What is my disability rating? Can my VA disability rating change? How do I appeal a denied disability claim? Let us answer these questions and more at VABenefits Attorneys.
Am I Eligible for VA Disability Benefits in Georgia?
The first question that most veterans ask when they are interested in disability benefits is – am I eligible for VA disability benefits? There is a wide range of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that make veterans eligible for disability benefits and veterans must first meet a series of basic criteria.
Veterans who are eligible for a disability rating must meet two primary requirements. Veterans must have an injury, illness or medical condition that impacts the mind or body AND must have served on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training. To be eligible for disability benefits, veterans must also meet ONE of the additional criteria in the list below.
- You were injured or became ill while on active duty and can link your condition to your service – which is known as an in-service disability claim.
- You had an injury or illness before you entered the military that was made worse by your time in the military – which is known as a pre-service disability claim.
- You have a current injury or illness that did not appear until you were discharged from the military and the condition can be connected to your time in the military – which is known as a post-service disability claim.
Are There Additional Benefits Available to Georgia Veterans?
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides more than just medical and disability benefits to veterans? There are a wide range of benefits available to veterans who call Georgia home that include educational benefits like the Montgomery G.I. Bill and everyday medical services at VA facilities. VA home loans, preferred employment, vocational rehabilitation and burial services are a short list of additional benefits that are available to veterans.
Which Injuries, Illnesses and Medical Conditions Make You Eligible for VA Disability?
No matter when or where you served in the military, you have faced your fair share of hardships – in both training and combat. We know that not all injuries, illnesses or medical conditions are visible and many veterans want to know – what medical conditions make you eligible for VA disability benefits? We can help answer your questions VABenefits Attorneys.
Here is a list of some of the injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits and monthly compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Lung Disease Due to Toxic Exposure
- Cancer(s) Due to Toxic Exposure
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Chronic Back, Neck and Knee Pain
- Severe Scar Tissue and Loss of Motion
- Severe Hearing Loss
How Do I Apply for VA Disability?
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Do you qualify for VA disability benefits and assistance? The application process can be complicated if you are unfamiliar and that is where we can help here at VABenefits Attorneys. You can file for disability online at www.va.gov/disability OR you can print the online application, fill it out and return it to the Atlanta Regional VA Office or any additional facilities.
How To Appeal a Denied VA Disability Claim
In some cases – your disability claim may be denied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – and that is where we step in. We can help you determine the best way to appeal your application denial and help you prepare for the appeal process. There are four appeal options for denied disability claims – file a Notice of Disagreement, file a Supplemental Claim, present your appeal to a Veterans Law Judge or request a Higher Level Review.
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What Are the Georgia State Veterans Benefits?
We love the benefits that are provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Federal veterans benefits set a great foundation for veteran care – but they are not the only benefits available to our military benefits in the Peach State. The State of Georgia is proud to serve its veterans and provides veterans with a wide range of state benefits that include tax exemptions, veteran care facilities, educational benefits, real estate benefits, burial services and much more.
Here is a quick glimpse at the benefits available to Georgia military veterans. Contact your local veteran representative for more information!
- Veterans Homes – Augusta and Milledgeville
- Homestead Tax Exemption
- Vehicle Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
- Driver’s License and Tax Exemptions
- Veteran Employment Preferences
- Business and Occupational Tax Exemptions
- State Veterans Cemeteries – Milledgeville and Glennville
Are you in need of a Georgia VA disability attorney? You have come to the right place. VABenefits Attorneys has the experience and knowledge you need on your side. Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for more information!