Michigan VA Disability Attorneys
Do you need help applying for VA disability benefits? Have you had a disability claim denied? You may need a Michigan VA disability attorney and we can help answer all of your veterans benefits questions here at VABenefits Attorneys.
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FAQs About Michigan VA Disability Benefits
We know you may have questions about your veterans benefits and we want you to know – you are not alone. Veterans in need of legal help can find the answers to their questions at VABenefits Attorneys and we are here to help walk you through the application and appeal processes with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Questions that we hear a lot at VABenefits Attorneys include – how do I apply for VA disability? Do I qualify for VA disability? What injuries and medical conditions make me eligible for disability? What is a disability rating? Why did my disability claim get denied? What should I do if my disability claim is denied?
We can answer all of these questions and many more about your VA disability benefits at VABenefits Attorneys. Give us a call or send us an email and we can provide a FREE case review.
Are You Eligible for VA Disability Benefits?
Veterans may have many questions about their benefits and the first question that many veterans ask when they contact VABenefits Attorneys is – am I eligible for VA disability benefits? Veterans who qualify for disability compensation via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs must meet a few criteria to be eligible.
Veterans must meet two basic criteria to be eligible for compensation – they must have an injury, illness or medical condition that impacts the mind or body AND they must have served on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training. Eligible veterans must also meet ONE of the additional criteria listed here:
- Veterans must have become injured or ill while serving on active duty in the military and can link their medical condition to their time in service – this is defined as an in-service disability claim.
- Veterans must have had an injury or illness prior to serving on active duty in the military and the injury or illness was made more severe due to their time in service – this is defined as a pre-service disability claim.
- Veterans must have a current injury or illness that was not present while serving on active duty in the military and appeared after their time in service and can be linked to that service – this is defined as a post-service disability claim.
What Are Additional Veterans Benefits?
Your time in the military has not gone unnoticed and the benefits you have earned extend beyond disability benefits and monthly compensation. Veterans who wish to expand their education can use the Montgomery G.I. Bill to help pay tuition costs. Local VA hospitals and facilities provide access to medical services and VA home loans can help you purchase your dream home on Lake Michigan. Additional benefits that you may be able to claim include preferred employment, tax exemptions, vocational training, burial services and more.
Which Injuries, Illnesses and Medical Conditions Qualify for VA Disability?
Veterans understand the toll that military service can take on the mind and body – and not all injuries, illnesses or medical conditions are visible. The list of injuries, illnesses and conditions that qualify veterans for disability compensation continues to grow with the passage of the PACT Act and additional veteran legislation and many veterans do not know what qualifies. We can help answer your questions here at VABenefits Attorneys.
Here is a quick look at a few injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that will make veterans eligible for disability pay via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Chronic Back, Neck and Knee Pain
- Cancer(s) Due to Toxic Exposures
- Lung Disease(s) Due to Toxic Exposures
- Mental Disorders – Depression and Anxiety
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Severe Scar Tissue and Ulcers
- Severe Hearing Loss
How Do I Apply for VA Disability Benefits?
Do you qualify for VA disability benefits and monthly compensation? If you feel that you meet all of the criteria listed above and have the medical documents needed, you can apply for disability. Veterans can apply for disability online at www.va.gov/disability. Veterans who prefer a hands-on approach can download and print the online form and take the completed application to the local VA Regional Office in Detroit.
How Do I Appeal a Denied VA Disability Claim?
You may have issues with the process or paperwork and you may ask – how do I appeal a denied VA disability claim? You may not know how to approach this situation and that is where we come in at VABenefits Attorneys. Veterans who choose to appeal a denied disability claim have four primary methods at their disposal – file a Supplemental Claim, file a Notice of Disagreement, request a Higher Level Review or present your case to a Veterans Law Judge – and we can help every step of the way.
VABenefits Attorneys is here to help you appeal your denied disability claim and you can contact us for a FREE case review!
What Are the Michigan State Veterans Benefits?
The United States Government does an admirable job of taking care of its military veterans – but the benefits do not end there for veterans who live in the Wolverine State. The State of Michigan cares about the veterans who call that proud state home and provides an impressive list of benefits that are exclusive to local veterans. Available benefits include tax exemptions, license exemptions, state employment benefits, state veterans homes, veteran care facilities, educational benefits, real estate benefits and much more.
Here is a quick overview of veterans benefits that are available to veterans who call Michigan home. Contact your state or local veteran representative for more information on state veterans benefits.
- Veterans Homes – Chesterfield Township, Grand Rapids and Marquette
- Veteran Income Tax Exemption
- Disabled Veteran Property Tax Waiver
- Disabled Veteran FREE Vehicle Registration
- Veteran Financial Assistance for Emergency Care
- Michigan State Employment Veterans Preference
- Michigan Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
- Hunting and Fishing License Exemptions
- Veterans Burial Expenses
Do you have questions about your VA disability benefits? Do you need a Michigan VA disability attorney? Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for more information and a FREE case review!