Tennessee VA Disability Attorneys
Veterans in Tennessee who have suffered a service-related injury, illness or medical condition may be eligible for disability benefits and compensation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Do you have questions about your eligibility for veterans benefits? Do you need help to appeal a denied disability claim?
VABenefits Attorneys is here to help and serve as your Tennessee VA disability attorney. Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for a FREE case review!
FAQs About Tennessee VA Disability Benefits
We understand that it can be difficult to apply for veterans disability benefits and we want you to know that you are not alone. VABenefits Attorneys has an experienced legal team that is happy to help answer any and all questions you may have about your disability rating, how to apply for disability or denied disability claims.
Questions that we hear a lot at VABenefits Attorneys include – what disability benefits are available to me? Am I eligible for VA disability benefits? Are my spouse and family eligible for veterans benefits? Can I appeal a denied disability claim? How do I apply for disability? Can I change my disability rating?
We are ready and willing to answer all of your questions about veterans disability benefits right here at VABenefits Attorneys!
Who Qualifies for VA Disability Benefits?
A common question that we hear from veterans is – am I eligible for VA disability benefits? We can help answer that question with a quick overview of the guidelines for disability benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans who are eligible for disability must meet specific criteria to qualify. There are two basic requirements that disabled veterans must first meet – 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 requirements in the list below:
- Must have an in-service disability claim – you suffered an injury, illness or medical condition while you served that is service related.
- Must have a pre-service disability claim – you had an injury, illness or medical condition prior to your military service that was made worse while you served.
- Must have a post-service disability claim – you have a service-related injury, illness or medical condition that did not appear until after you served.
What VA Benefits Are Tennessee Veterans Eligible For?
Veterans benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs are not limited to disability compensation. Veterans who have served in the U.S. Military may be eligible for educational benefits via the Montgomery GI Bill or the Post-9/11 GI Bill, may be eligible for a VA Home Loan, are eligible for life insurance, have access to educational and vocational counseling, can use VA health care facilities and much more.
What Injuries, Illnesses and Medical Conditions Qualify for Disability?
Not all wounds are visible – and few understand that better than veterans. Veterans who hope to apply for disability benefits want to know which injuries, illnesses and medical conditions make them eligible for disability and we are here to help at VABenefits Attorneys.
Here is a list of a few injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that may qualify Tennessee veterans for disability benefits and compensation.
- Cancer(s) Caused by Toxic Chemicals and Exposure
- Lung Disease(s) Caused by Toxic Chemicals and Exposure
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Mental Health Disorders – Anxiety and Depression
- Chronic Back and Knee Pain
- Severe Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
How Do I File for VA Disability Benefits in Tennessee?
Many Tennessee veterans ask – how do I apply for disability benefits? Veterans who are eligible can apply online at www.va.gov/disability. All you need to do is fill out the online disability claim form with the proper medical documents and click submit. Veterans who prefer a more hands-on approach can download and print the application form, fill it out and turn it in at the VA Regional Office in Nashville.
Veterans who still have questions about the process can contact VABenefits Attorneys.
What Do I Do If My Disability Claim is Denied?
Veterans who qualify for disability with the Department of Veterans Affairs may have a claim denied and that is where VABenefits Attorneys can help most. Veterans disability claims can be denied for a variety of reasons and there are four ways you can contest the decision – file a Notice of Disagreement, file a Supplemental Claim, request a Higher Level Review or take your case to a Veterans Law Judge.
Contact VABenefits Attorneys today to get help with your denied disability claim!
What Are Tennessee State Veterans Benefits?
The veterans benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs set a strong foundation for veteran care – but they are not the only veterans benefits available to those who live in the Volunteer State. The State of Tennessee provides its own benefits to veterans who have served that include tax exemptions, employment opportunities, license waivers, educational benefits, veterans homes and much more.
Here is a better look at some of the veterans benefits available to Tennessee residents. Contact your state or local representative for more information on Tennessee veterans benefits and programs.
- Veterans Homes – Clarksville, Humboldt, Knoxville and Murfeesboro
- Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief
- Veterans Preference for State Employment
- Waived Skills Test for CDL License
- Tennessee Veteran Dependent Education Benefits
- Disabled Veteran Hunting and Fishing Licenses
- Tennessee Veterans Cemeteries – Memphis, Nashville and Parkers Crossroads
Do you need a Tennessee VA disability attorney to help file your claim or appeal a denied claim? Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for more information on how we can help you get the benefits you deserve.