New York VA Disability Attorneys
No matter what struggles you face to receive your benefits, we have the legal knowledge and experience that you may need as New York VA disability attorneys. We can help you apply for VA disability benefits, contest a denied claim and much more at VABenefits Attorneys.
Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for a FREE consultation!
FAQs About New York VA Disability Benefits
We know that if you have found your way here, there is a chance you have questions about your VA disability benefits in New York. We have the answers you need at VABenefits Attorneys.
You may not know if your service-related injury, illness or medical condition qualifies for VA disability benefits. You may have questions about how to apply for disability benefits via the Department of Veterans Affairs. You may not know how to contest a denied claim. You may not understand how disability ratings work. We can help answer these questions and more.
VABenefits Attorneys has years of legal experience that we have used to help and assist military veterans receive the benefits they need for themselves and for their families. Contact us today and let us know how we can help with your VA disability claim in New York!
Am I Eligible for VA Disability Benefits in New York?
The most common question that we get at VABenefits Attorneys is – am I eligible for VA disability benefits? Here is a quick outline of the criteria that veterans must meet to be eligible for disability benefits.
To be eligible for disability benefits, a veteran must first meet BOTH of these basic criteria – must have a current injury, illness or medical condition that affects your mind and/or body and must have served on active duty, on active duty for training or inactive duty training. In addition to those primary criteria, eligible veterans must meet ONE of the following criteria:
- You have an inservice disability claim and became sick or injured while you were in the military and can link that disability to your time in service OR
- You have a preservice disability claim and had an injury, illness or condition prior to your service that was made worse while you served in the military OR
- You have a postservice disability claim and have a service-related injury, illness or medical condition that did not appear until after your service.
What Veterans Benefits Are Available to New York Veterans?
Did you know that there are more benefits available to New York veterans than just disability? Veterans who live in the State of New York may be eligible for a variety of benefits that include low-interest VA home loans, educational benefits via the Montgomery G.I. Bill, health and medical services at VA facilities, preferred employment opportunities, vocational rehabilitation and more.
Which Injuries, Illnesses and Medical Conditions Qualify for VA Disability?
Not all service-related injuries, illnesses and medical conditions are visible. The list of medical conditions, injuries and illnesses that qualifies a veteran for disability benefits continues to grow and you may not know if your medical condition makes you eligible. We are here to help answer your questions at VABenefits Attorneys and have created a short list of just some of the injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that will qualify a veteran for disability benefits.
- Chronic Neck, Back and Knee Pain
- Loss of Range of Motion
- Breathing Issues Due to a Lung Condition or Lung Disease
- Severe Scar Tissue
- Cancers Related to Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
- Severe Hearing Loss
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Mental Conditions – Depression and Anxiety
How To Apply for VA Disability Benefits in New York
Do you meet all of the criteria to qualify for VA disability benefits? Are you unsure of how to apply for your benefits? We may be able to help at VABenefits Attorneys. The simplest way to file your disability claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to complete the online application at www.va.gov/disability. Veterans in the State of New York who prefer to file a claim in person can print the online application, complete it and turn it in at your regional VA office.
What Should I Do if My VA Disability Claim is Denied?
There is a chance – however small – that your VA claim may be denied and this is where VABenefits Attorneys can help the most. In the event that your disability claim is denied, you have four methods of appeal – file a Supplemental Claim, file a Notice of Disagreement, request a Higher Level Review or appeal your claim with a Veterans Law Judge.
We have the legal experience you need here at VABenefits Attorneys to help you find the best way to appeal a denied disability claim and receive the benefits that you have earned.
What Are New York State Veterans Benefits?
Most veterans are familiar with the benefits available via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – but those are not the only benefits that you may be eligible to receive. The State of New York works hard to take care of its veterans and provides even more benefits for qualified veterans. New York veterans in need of support may be eligible for additional benefits that include educational benefits, medical benefits, financial benefits and real estate benefits.
Here is a closer look at veterans benefits available to veterans in the Empire State.
- New York Veterans Homes – Batavia, Long Island, Montrose, Oxford and St. Albans
- Access to Home for Heroes
- Homes for Veterans Program with Fixed-Rate Mortgages
- Tax-Free Veteran Retirement Pay
- Veteran Property Tax Exemptions
- Veteran Spouse Unemployment Benefits
- $6,000 Burial Allowance
- New York State Blind Annuity Program
- New York State Gold Star Annuity
- E-Z Pass for Disabled Veterans
Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for a FREE consultation about your veterans disability benefits and more!