Missouri VA Disability Attorneys
Disability benefits and compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides financial support for many veterans and their families who call Missouri home – but it is not always a given. When veterans have a disability claim denied, a veteran law attorney – like VABenefits Attorneys – can help you receive the benefits that you have earned via your military service.
Contact VABenefits Attorneys today and allow us to serve as your Missouri VA disability attorneys and protect you – like you have protected the United States and her allies!
FAQs About Missouri VA Disability Benefits
We know that VA disability benefits can be complicated and many veterans have questions. You may ask – am I eligible for disability compensation? What injuries, illnesses and medical conditions qualify for disability? Does cancer make me eligible for disability? Does PTSD make me eligible for disability? How much are VA disability payments?
The legal team at VABenefits Attorneys has years of experience helping veterans get the disability benefits that they deserve and we can answer any of the questions that you may have. We are here to help you submit a disability claim, provide legal advice on your case and to help you appeal a denied disability claim.
Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for a FREE legal consultation!
Do I Qualify for VA Disability Benefits?
The first question that many veterans ask when they choose VABenefits Attorneys is – do I qualify for VA disability benefits? We are here to help answer that question and many more. Here is a quick overview of the criteria you need to meet to be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits!
To be eligible and qualify for disability benefits, veterans must first meet two basic criteria – you must have an injury, illness or medical condition that affects your mind or body AND you must have served on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training. Veterans eligible for disability must also meet ONE of the additional conditions in the list below:
- In-Service Disability Claim – You have a service-related injury, illness or medical condition discovered while you served.
- Pre-Service Disability Claim – You had an injury, illness or medical condition prior to your military service that was worsened by your time in service.
- Post-Service Disability Claim – You have a service-related injury, illness or medical condition that you discovered after you left military service.
What Are the Additional VA Benefits for Veterans?
When it comes to military service and benefits – monthly disability compensation is the headline – but it is not the only benefit available to veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. U.S. Military veterans and their families have access to medical care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. Educational benefits are available to qualified veterans via the Montgomery G.I. Bill and veterans can purchase a home with a VA Home Loan.
Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more information on veterans benefits!
What Injuries, Illnesses and Medical Conditions Are Eligible for Disability?
Trauma can be physical, mental and emotional – and few people understand that better than veterans. The scars of combat and service are numerous and not all are visible on the surface. Veterans who apply for disability benefits want to know – what injuries, illnesses and medical conditions are eligible for disability?
Here is a list of some of the injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that may make Missouri veterans eligible for VA disability compensation.
- PTSD – Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cancer(s) Caused by Chemical Exposure
- Lung Disease(s) Caused by Chemical Exposure
- Chronic Back, Neck and Knee Pain
- Anxiety and Depression
- Severe Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
How Do Veterans File for VA Disability Benefits?
Do you qualify for disability benefits? You may ask – how do I file a disability claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? It can be complicated, but we are here to help at VABenefits Attorneys. Missouri veterans can apply for disability online at www.va.gov/disability with the proper medical documents OR veterans can download and print the online form and submit the necessary documents in person at the VA Regional Office in St. Louis.
How Do I Appeal a Denied VA Disability Claim?
There is a chance that your disability claim gets denied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Reasons that claims get denied include an incomplete application, a missed deadline, lack of medical evidence or documentation and a non-specific diagnosis. This is where VABenefits Attorneys comes in. There are four ways to appeal a denied claim – file a Supplemental Claim, file a Notice of Disagreement, request a Higher Level Review or present your case to a Veterans Law Judge.
VABenefits Attorneys is here to help you appeal your denied claim and get the benefits you deserve!
What Are the Missouri State Veterans Benefits?
Are you a veteran who calls Missouri home? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs works hard to care for veterans and provides an excellent foundation of support for veterans – but that is not all. The State of Missouri cares about its veterans and provides its own list of veterans benefits that you may be eligible to receive. Missouri veterans benefit programs include tax exemptions, educational benefits, employment preference, discounted state licenses and much more.
Here is a quick list of a few of the benefits available to veterans in Missouri. Contact a state representative to learn more about the benefits available to you in the Show Me State.
- Veterans Homes – Cameron, Cape Girardeau, Mexico, Mt. Vernon, St. James, St. Louis and Warrensburg
- Active Duty, Retirement and SBP Income Tax Exemptions
- Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim
- Missouri Returning Heroes Act
- War Veteran’s Survivor Grant Program
- Veterans Preference for State Employment
- CDL Exam Exemption
- FREE Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Disabled Veterans
- Active Duty Hunting and Fishing Licenses
- State Veterans Cemeteries – Springfield, Higginsville, Bloomfield, Ft. Leonard Wood and Jacksonville
Contact VABenefits Attorneys today to get answers to all of your questions about veterans disability benefits. We would be proud to serve as your Missouri VA disability attorneys!