Ohio VA Disability Attorneys
The process to file your disability claim can be complicated and we want to ensure that you receive the benefits you have earned. The team of Ohio VA disability attorneys here at VABenefits Attorneys is here to help. We are here and happy to help you file your disability claim or appeal a denied disability claim.
Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for a FREE consultation with our legal team!
FAQs About Ohio VA Disability Benefits
Are you unsure about if your injury, illness or medical condition qualifies for disability benefits? Do you have questions about your disability rating? Do you need to know how to appeal a denied claim? These are all common questions that we receive here at VABenefits Attorneys – and we have the answers that you need.
We have a wealth of legal knowledge and experience that we want to put to use for you and your family to help you receive your VA disability benefits. Contact VABenefits Attorneys and let us know how we can help with your VA disability claim in Ohio!
Who Is Eligible for VA Disability Benefits in Ohio?
Am I eligible for VA disability benefits? It is a question that you may ask – and a question we are happy to help answer. Veterans who are eligible for disability benefits must meet a pair of base requirements – must have an illness, injury or condition that affects mind or body AND must have served in the military on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty training.
Veterans who qualify for disability via the Department of Veterans Affairs must also meet a minimum of ONE of the following criteria:
- The veteran was injured or became ill while serving in the military and can link this medical condition to their time in service – called an inservice disability claim OR
- The veteran had an injury or illness prior to their military service that was made worse by their time in service – called a preservice disability claim OR
- The veteran has a service-related disability that did not appear until after their time in service – called a postservice disability claim.
What Additional VA Benefits Are Available to Ohio Veterans?
Did you know that as a veteran you are eligible for more than disability benefits? Ohio veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for a broad range of benefits that include educational benefits provided by the Montgomery G.I. Bill, health and medical benefits, VA home loans, preferred employment benefits, burial services, vocational rehabilitation and much more.
What Injuries, Illnesses and Conditions Qualify for VA Disability Benefits?
Military service – in many cases – comes at a price and not all scars are visible. A multitude of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions can qualify veterans for disability benefits. You may be asking – do I qualify for VA disability benefits – and we can help answer your questions here at VABenefits Attorneys.
Here is a short list of some of the injuries, illnesses and conditions that will make veterans eligible for disability benefits.
- Chronic Back Pain
- Chronic Knee Pain
- Lung Conditions and Lung Disease
- Severe Hearing Loss
- Loss of Range of Motion
- Scar Tissue
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Mental Health Conditions – Depression and Anxiety
How To Apply for VA Disability Benefits
Does your service-related injury, illness or medical condition make you eligible for VA disability benefits? Do you know how to file your disability claim? VABenefits Attorneys can help you file your claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs online at www.va.gov/disability. Veterans who prefer a more direct approach can download and print the online application, fill it out and return the completed form to the Regional VA Office in Cleveland or additional offices.
What Should You Do If Your VA Disability Claim is Denied?
Your VA disability claim may be denied – and we can help at VABenefits Attorneys. You may ask – what can I do if my disability claim is denied? There are four ways to appeal a denied disability claim and contest the decision. You can file a Supplemental Claim, file a Notice of Disagreement, request a Higher Level Review or present your case to a Veterans Law Judge.
The legal team here at VABenefits Attorneys can help you appeal your claim and receive your veterans benefits.
What Are Ohio State Veterans Benefits?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides military veterans with a list of Federal benefits – but those are not the only benefits available to veterans who call Ohio home. The State of Ohio takes pride in its veterans and works hard to provide additional support for its sons and daughters who have served, which can help in a variety of ways – from financial and medical assistance to real estate and education.
Here is a better look at veterans benefits that are available in the State of Ohio.
- Veterans Homes – Georgetown and Sandusky
- Ohio Veterans Bonus Program
- Active Duty Pay is Tax-Free
- Retirement and Survivor Benefit Plans Are Tax-Free
- Homestead Exemption for Disabled Veterans
- Military Injury Relief Fund
- Ohio Home Loan Program
- Financial Assistance for Ohio Veterans
- Veteran Employment Assistance
- Ohio State Employment Benefits
- Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program
- Veterans Cemetery in Sandusky
Contact VABenefits Attorneys for a FREE consultation today about your veterans benefits!