Maine VA Disability Attorneys
Veterans who live in Maine have served in multiple conflicts – from World War II to the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan – and many have returned home to their families with service-related injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions that impact their ability to live a happy life. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides injured veterans with disability compensation to help them support themselves and their families – but the process for veterans to receive those benefits is not always simple or straightforward.
Military veterans in the Pine Tree State who have not been approved for the benefits they have earned via years of service can enlist the help of VA Benefits Attorneys as their Main VA disability attorneys. We are here to help you get the benefits you deserve. Just give us a call for a FREE case review.
FAQs About Maine VA Disability Benefits
VA Benefits Attorneys has positioned itself to be a nationwide resource for veterans who have been denied their disability benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We have the knowledge and experience you need to answer questions like – why has my VA disability claim been denied? We can help answer questions that include – can I appeal my denied disability claim? Do my injuries qualify me for disability compensation?
No matter what questions you have about your veteran disability status – VA Benefits Attorneys is here to help.
Who Is Eligible for VA Disability Benefits in Maine?
The first question that just about every veteran asks when they contact VA Benefits Attorneys is – am I eligible for VA disability benefits? We are happy to help answer that question with a quick look at the criteria that disabled veterans must meet to receive compensation.
To be eligible, veterans must meet TWO primary 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. Military.
In addition to the basic criteria of an injury and service, qualified veterans must fit into one of the categories listed below:
- The veteran was sick or injured while in the military and can link their current condition to their military service – In-Service Disability Claim.
- The veteran had an injury or illness prior to their military service that was made worse by their time in the military – Pre-Service Disability Claim.
- The veteran discovered a service-related injury or illness that did not appear until after their military service – Post-Service Disability Claim.
Are There Any Additional VA Benefits for Veterans?
Many people – veterans and civilians alike – do not realize that disability benefits are not the only benefits available via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who wish to return to school can save money on tuition with the G.I. Bill. Veterans who wish to start a family can purchase a home with affordable interest rates by applying for a VA Home Loan – a benefit used by just 6% of veterans. Additional VA benefits include medical care and rehabilitation at VA medical centers in Maine, affordable insurance options, and employment benefits.
Which Injuries Qualify Veterans for VA Disability Benefits?
It does not matter when or where you served – few can understand the physical, mental, and emotional toll that combat and training for war can take on the human body. Not all scars are visible and the list of service-related injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions that qualify veterans for VA disability benefits continues to grow, due to the passage of policies like the PACT Act.
Here is a short list of common service-connected injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions that may make you eligible for VA disability benefits.
- Chronic Back, Neck, or Knee Pain
- Tinnitus and Hearing Loss
- Depression and Anxiety
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Select Types of Cancer
- Select Types of Lung Disease
How Do You Apply for VA Disability Benefits in Maine?
Do you feel like you meet the criteria above to qualify for VA disability benefits? You may not know how or where to apply – and we can help right here at VA Benefits Attorneys. Veterans can file a disability claim online at www.va.gov/disability and submit their application with the necessary medical documents. Those veterans who prefer a more hands-on approach can download and print the online application, complete the form, and submit it in person with their medical documents at the VA Regional Office in Togus.
Contact VA Benefits Attorneys with any questions about your application!
How Do You Appeal a Denied VA Disability Claim?
It is not often advertised that an estimated 30% of veteran disability claims are denied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Disability claims are denied for a variety of reasons that include incomplete paperwork and insufficient medical documents. If you have had your disability claim denied, you can appeal the decision via three methods – a Supplemental Claim, a Higher-Level Review, or a Board Appeal.
VA Benefits Attorneys is here to help provide you with the information and legal assistance you need to appeal your denied disability claim!
What Are the Maine State Veterans Benefits?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has done an admirable job of providing medical, financial, educational, and employment benefits for our veterans – but it is not always enough. Veterans who live and work in the Pine Tree State may be eligible for additional veterans benefits provided by the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services.
Veterans benefits provided by the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services include tax exemptions for military pensions, veterans homes across the State of Maine, educational benefits for veterans and their families, financial assistance when faced with an emergency, a final resting place in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemeteries, and much more.
Contact a representative at the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services at offices in Caribou, Bangor, Machias, Togus, Lewiston, South Portland, and Springvale for more information.
- Maine State Veterans Homes – Augusta, Bangor, Caribou, Machias, Scarborough, and South Paris
- Income Tax Exemptions for Military Pensions and Pay
- $6,000 Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
- FREE Vehicle Registration Fee for Disabled Veterans
- $2,000 Veterans Emergency Financial Assistance
- Maine Veteran Employment Preference for State Jobs
- Veterans Dependents Educational Benefits
- Maine National Guard Tuition Assistance
- FREE Maine Hunting and Fishing Licenses
- Maine Veterans Memorial Cemeteries – Caribou, Augusta, and Springvale
Are you a veteran living in the Pine Tree State? Do you need the help of a Maine VA disability attorney to get your benefits? VA Benefits Attorneys is here to help.
Contact us today for a FREE case review at VA Benefits Attorneys!