Hawaii VA Disability Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides service and support for military veterans – support that includes disability benefits and compensation. Veterans who apply for disability benefits are faced with red tape and legal obstacles, which can make it difficult for them to receive the medical and disability benefits that they deserve – and that is where VA Benefits Attorneys can help. If you have had your VA disability claim denied and need an attorney on your side, VA Benefits Attorneys would be proud to serve as your Hawaii VA disability attorney.
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FAQs About Hawaii VA Disability Benefits
What questions do you have about your disability benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? VA Benefits Attorneys is a nationwide resource for veterans who need help with their disability benefits and compensation. Veterans who have been denied their benefits and need help with the appeal process can enlist the services of VA Benefits Attorneys – no matter where you live.
No matter what questions you have about veteran disability benefits – VA Benefits Attorneys has the answers!
Are You Eligible for VA Disability Benefits in Hawaii?
The application process for VA disability benefits can be complicated and the most frequently asked question we hear at VA Benefits Attorneys is – am I eligible for veteran disability benefits? We can help answer that question with a quick breakdown of the criteria veterans must meet to be eligible for compensation.
Veterans eligible for VA disability benefits must meet TWO initial criteria – they must have a current injury, illness, or medical condition that affects their mind or body AND they must have served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Veterans who meet the initial criteria above must fall into one of the disability claim categories listed below.
- Veteran became sick or injured while serving in the military and can link their current medical condition to their military service – known as an In-Service Disability Claim.
- Veteran had an injury or illness prior to their military service that was made worse by their time in the military – known as a Pre-Service Disability Claim.
- Veteran was diagnosed with a service-related injury or illness that did not appear until after the conclusion of their military service – known as a Post-Service Disability Claim.
What Are the Additional VA Benefits for Veterans?
The support for military veterans provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does not start and stop with disability benefits. The men and women who have served our country with distinction are eligible for a variety of benefits via the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Home Loans provide affordable financing to help veterans purchase their dream home and are only used by 6% of veterans. The G.I. Bill provides tuition assistance for veterans who want to further their education after years of service.
Contact your local Department of Veterans Affairs office in Hawaii for more information on available benefits!
Do My Injuries Qualify for VA Disability Benefits?
No matter where you served in the U.S. Military – Iraq, Afghanistan, or here at home – most civilians cannot understand the physical, mental, and emotional stress that combat and military training can put on your body as a veteran. The list of service-connected injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions that qualify veterans for disability benefits continues to grow – and not all injuries are visible.
Here is a quick breakdown of common service-related injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions that may qualify veterans for disability benefits with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Depression and Anxiety
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Tinnitus, Migraines, and Hearing Loss
- Chronic Back, Neck, and Knee Pain
- Select Types of Cancer
- Select Types of Lung Disease
How Do I Apply for VA Disability Benefits in Hawaii?
Are you a veteran who meets the criteria listed above? Do you have a service-related injury, illness, or medical condition that qualifies for VA disability benefits? If you answered yes – you may not know how to apply for benefits and VA Benefits Attorneys can help. To apply for VA disability benefits, complete the online application form at www.va.gov/disability and submit it with your necessary medical documents. Veterans who prefer an in-person interaction can download and print the online application, complete the forms, and submit the completed application and your medical documents to the VA Regional Office in Honolulu.
What To Do If Your VA Disability Claim is Denied?
You may not know it – but an estimated 30% of VA disability claims are denied for a variety of reasons. Reasons that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs denies claims include incomplete paperwork, insufficient medical documents, medical conditions unrelated to service, and more. You may feel defeated when your disability claim is denied – but VA Benefits Attorneys can help you appeal the decision. There are three primary methods of appeal – file a Supplemental Claim, submit a Higher-Level Review, or request a Board Appeal.
VA Benefits Attorneys is here to help you appeal your denied disability claim and get the benefits you deserve!
What Are the Hawaii State Veterans Benefits?
Hawaii is home to many military bases and installations – Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay, Fort Shafter, Barking Sands Missile Range, Schofield Barracks, and more. Many of the veterans who served in those locations remain in the Aloha State and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides an excellent support system for veterans with an impressive list of available benefits.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is not the only provider of support for Hawaiian military veterans. The State of Hawaii Office of Veterans’ Services provides its own list of benefits that are specific to veterans who call the Aloha State home. Resident veterans of Hawaii may be eligible for state veterans benefits that include state tax exemptions, financial assistance, veterans care homes, and much more.
Contact the State of Hawaii Office of Veterans’ Services for more information on state veterans benefits!
- Hawaii Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home – Hilo
- $5,000 Special Housing Assistance for Disabled Veterans
- Hawaii Income Tax Exemptions for Retirement and SBP Pay
- Hawaii Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans
- Hawaii Vehicle Registration Fee Waiver
- Hawaii Army National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program
- Hawaii State Employment Preference
- Hawaii Veterans Cemeteries – Hilo, Hoolehua, Kailua-Kona, Kaneohe, Kauna Kakai, Lanai City, and Lihue
Are you looking for help with your veteran disability benefits? We may be able to help at VA Benefits Attorneys and would be proud to serve as your Hawaii VA disability attorneys!