Minnesota VA Disability Attorneys
Are you a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan or another armed conflict? Do you have a service-related disability? You may be eligible for disability benefits and compensation via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA Benefits Attorneys is here to help and we want to serve as your Minnesota VA disability attorneys.
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FAQs About Minnesota VA Disability Benefits
Do you have questions about your veteran disability benefits? Are you tired of all the red tape? VA Benefits Attorneys can answer your veterans benefits questions and help you get the benefits that you deserve.
Veterans want to know – how do I apply for VA disability benefits? Minnesota veterans want to know – am I eligible for VA disability compensation? Veterans have questions about the injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that qualify for disability benefits. Veterans need to know how to appeal a denied disability claim. VA Benefits Attorneys can help answer any questions you have.
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Am I Eligible for VA Disability Benefits in Minnesota?
Almost 5 million veterans receive disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the most common question we get asked by veterans who do not is – am I eligible for VA disability benefits? Here is a breakdown of the Department of Veterans Affairs criteria for disability compensation.
To qualify for disability benefits – veterans must meet TWO standard criteria. Minnesota veterans must have a service-connected injury, illness or medical condition that affects the body or mind AND veterans must have served on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training.
Disabled veterans must also meet ONE of the additional requirements in the list below.
- Eligible veteran has a service-related injury, illness or medical condition that was suffered and diagnosed while in the military – known as an In-Service Disability Claim.
- Eligible veteran had an injury, illness or medical condition prior to military service that was made worse while in the military – known as a Pre-Service Disability Claim.
- Eligible veteran has a service-related injury, illness or medical condition that was not diagnosed until after military service – known as a Post-Service Disability Claim.
Are There Additional VA Benefits for Minnesota Veterans?
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides more than just disability benefits to qualified veterans? VA Home Loans are available to help veterans and their families purchase their dream home – and only 6% of veterans apply. The G.I. Bill provides veterans with tuition assistance for continued education – and only 40% of veterans use these benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides additional benefits to veterans that include medical care at VA facilities, affordable insurance, employment assistance and more.
Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for additional information on veterans benefits!
What Injuries, Illnesses and Conditions Are Eligible for VA Disability?
Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and any number of armed conflicts have served, sacrificed and have the scars to prove it – both visible and invisible. Veteran disability covers a wide range of service-connected injuries, illnesses and medical conditions and many Minnesota veterans need to know if they are eligible.
Here is a short list of injuries, illnesses and conditions that may qualify veterans for VA disability benefits and compensation.
- Select Cancers
- Select Lung Diseases
- Chronic Back, Neck and Knee Pain
- Hearing Loss
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
How Can Veterans Apply for VA Disability Benefits?
Do you meet the criteria above and have a qualifying service-related disability? We know that applying for disability may be a daunting task for some – but we want to help at VA Benefits Attorneys. Veterans can apply for disability online at www.va.gov/disability when they complete the online form and submit necessary medical documents. Minnesota veterans who prefer to apply in person can download, print and complete the online form and submit it to the VA Regional Office in St. Paul with your medical documents.
Contact VA Benefits Attorneys today if you need help with your disability benefits application!
How Do I Appeal a Denied VA Disability Claim in Minnesota?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides veterans with excellent support – but it will deny veteran disability claims for a variety of reasons that include incomplete paperwork and insufficient medical documentation. When a disability claim is denied, veterans have four courses of action to choose from – file a Supplemental Claim, file a Notice of Disagreement, ask for a Higher Level Review or appeal your claim in front of a Veterans Law Judge.
Let us help you appeal your denied claim at VA Benefits Attorneys and get the benefits you deserve!
What Are the Minnesota State Veterans Benefits?
The Gopher State is home to more than 290,000 veterans and while the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a strong foundation for veteran support – VA benefits are not the only support that Minnesota veterans will receive. Minnesota provides state benefits for veterans that include educational assistance, tax exemptions, state veterans homes, medical care, employment benefits and much more.
Veterans who call the Land of 10,000 Lakes home may be eligible for state veterans benefits and can contact state representatives for more information. Here is a better look at state veterans benefits available to Minnesota veterans.
- Minnesota Veterans Homes – Fergus Falls, Hastings, Luverne, Minneapolis, Silver Bay, Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston
- Income Tax Exemptions for Military Pay
- Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemptions
- Short-Term Financial Assistance Program
- Special Needs Grant Program
- Dental and Vision Care Assistance
- Minnesota Veterans Preference Act for State Employment
- Minnesota G.I. Bill for Educational Benefits
- Minnesota Surviving Spouse and Dependent Education Benefits
- Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries – Duluth, Little Falls, Preston and Redwood Falls
Do you need the help of a Minnesota VA disability attorney? VA Benefits Attorneys has the legal knowledge and experience that you need on your side and we cannot wait to help you receive the benefits you have earned.
Contact the VA Benefits Attorneys Team today for more information on your VA disability benefits!