Louisiana VA Disability Attorneys
VA Benefits Attorneys is a nationwide resource for veterans who need legal help to receive the benefits they have earned with their years of service. Do you fall into that category? Do you have questions about disability benefits? Veterans who call Louisiana home and need legal help can enlist our services as your Louisiana VA disability attorneys.
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FAQs About Louisiana VA Disability Benefits
Did you know that Louisiana is home to more than 220,000 military veterans? Did you know that more than 3.9 million veterans receive disability compensation for service-connected health issues? You are not alone and we can help at VA Benefits Attorneys.
We know you may have questions about VA disability benefits – how to apply for disability, how to qualify for disability, how to appeal a denied disability claim and more. We can help answer your questions at VA Benefits Attorneys. We have years of experience serving veterans in and out of the courtroom and we can help ensure that you receive what you are entitled to as a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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Who Is Eligible for VA Disability Benefits in Louisiana?
Millions of veterans have served our country and many have service-connected injuries, illnesses or medical conditions – and many do not know if they are eligible for VA disability benefits. Let us help answer your questions with this quick overview of the guidelines that need to be met to qualify for disability benefits and compensation via the Department of Veterans Affairs.
To be eligible for disability, a veteran must meet TWO standard criteria – they must have a service-connected injury, illness or medical condition that affects the mind or body AND they must have served on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training in the U.S. Military.
Veterans who are eligible for VA disability benefits must also meet ONE of the criteria that we have listed below.
- Veteran has an In-Service Disability Claim. A service-related injury, illness or medical condition that was suffered and diagnosed while enlisted in the military.
- Veteran has a Pre-Service Disability Claim. An injury, illness or medical condition that the veteran had prior to military service that was made worse by their time in service.
- Veteran has a Post-Service Disability Claim. A service-related injury, illness or medical condition that was discovered after the completion of military service.
Additional VA Benefits for Veterans in Louisiana
Did you know that disability benefits are not the only benefits available via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a solid foundation for veteran support and can help Louisiana veterans purchase their dream home with VA Home Loans, continue their education with the G.I. Bill, find affordable insurance, find a brand-new career, get high-quality medical care at VA facilities and more.
Contact your VA Regional Office today for more information on veterans benefits!
Do My Injuries Qualify for VA Disability?
When you have served, you understand that not all wounds are visible and you understand the toll that military service can have on your body. A common question that we get at VA Benefits Attorneys is – do my injuries qualify for VA disability? We are here to help answer that question with a short list of some of the common service-related injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that may make you eligible for VA disability benefits and compensation.
- Chronic Back, Neck and Knee Pain
- Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Depression and Anxiety
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Sleep Apnea
- Paralysis of the Sciatic Nerve
- Select Types of Cancer
- Select Types of Lung Disease
How Do I Apply for VA Disability Benefits?
Do you meet the criteria above to qualify for VA disability compensation? Are you still not sure where to start? We can help at VA Benefits Attorneys. Louisiana veterans can find the disability application form online at www.va.gov/disability. Complete the online form and submit it with the necessary medical and support documents. Veterans who prefer a more hands-on approach can download and print the online form, complete the form and submit it with their medical documents at the VA Regional Office in New Orleans.
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What Do I Do If My VA Disability Claim is Denied?
Did you know that each year the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs denies about 30% of veteran disability claims? Disability claims can be denied for a variety of reasons that include incomplete paperwork and a lack of medical support documents. We understand that this can be frustrating, but we can help you appeal a denied claim at VA Benefits Attorneys. The appeal process provides veterans with three options – file a Supplemental Claim, request a Higher-Level Review or submit a Board Appeal.
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What Are the Louisiana State Veterans Benefits?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides an excellent support system for veterans, but many states – like Louisiana – provide their own state veterans benefits. Louisiana is proud of the men and women who have served our country and call the Pelican State home and the state provides a wide range of financial, medical, employment and educational benefits for veterans.
Are you a veteran that calls Louisiana home? You may be eligible for state veterans benefits that include tax exemptions, veteran housing opportunities, employment assistance, tuition assistance, veterans homes and more. Here is a list of a few of the Louisiana state veterans benefits that you may be eligible for.
Contact the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.
- Louisiana Veterans Homes – Bossier City, Jackson, Jennings, Monroe and Reserve
- Income Tax Exemptions for Active Duty and Retired
- Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans
- Louisiana Military Family Assistance Fund
- Louisiana National Guard Death and Disability Benefit
- State Employment Preference Points
- Louisiana Title 29 Dependents Educational Assistance
- Louisiana National Guard State Tuition Exemption Program
- Louisiana Veterans Cemeteries – Keithville, Leesville, Rayville and Slidell
Do you need a Louisiana VA disability attorney? We may be able to help at VA Benefits Attorneys. Contact our legal team today for a FREE case review!