Utah VA Disability Attorneys

Do you live in Utah? Do you call Salt Lake City home? Have you served in the U.S. Military? Utah is home to more than 110,000 military veterans and many may need legal help to receive the benefits they deserve. You may be eligible for veteran disability benefits via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and you may have questions. We can help at VA Benefits Attorneys.

VA Benefits Attorneys strives to be a premier resource for disabled veterans with a service-connected injury, illness, or medical condition. We can help you determine your eligibility for benefits, apply for disability, combat a denied disability claim, and much more.

Contact VA Benefits Attorneys today to enlist our services as Utah VA disability attorneys!

FAQs About Utah VA Disability Benefits

Did you know that Utah is home to fewer veterans than many states across the country – yet more than 31.7% of Utah military veterans are disabled to some degree – which ranks 12th in the nation. We know that many veterans in the Beehive State have questions about their disability benefits and we know that we can help at VA Benefits Attorneys. We are here to answer questions about your application, denied VA disability claims, eligibility and more.

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Who Qualifies for VA Disability Benefits in Utah?

The first question that many veterans ask when they contact us at VA Benefits Attorneys is – am I eligible for disability benefits? We may be able to help you better understand the criteria that veterans must meet to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For a veteran to be eligible for VA disability benefits, they must meet TWO basic criteria – they must have an injury or illness that affects the mind or body AND they must have served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training.
Veterans must also fit into ONE of the additional categories listed below:

  • You became sick or injured while serving in the military and can link your current condition to that illness or injury – called an In-Service Disability Claim. 
  • You had an illness or injury prior to military service that was made worse by your time in the military – called a Pre-Service Disability Claim.
  • You have a disability related to your military service that did not appear until after your time in service – called a Post-Service Disability Claim.

Are There Additional VA Benefits for Utah Veterans?

Veterans benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs do not end with disability compensation. Available VA Home Loans are used by just 6% of veterans and can help make your dream home in Salt Lake City more affordable. The G.I. Bill provides tuition assistance for veterans who want to continue their education and is used by 40% of veterans. Additional benefits include medical care at VA facilities, rehabilitation, veteran insurance programs, and vocational training.

Who Qualifies for VA Disability Benefits?
What Injuries, Illnesses and Medical Conditions Qualify for VA Compensation?

What Medical Conditions Are Eligible for VA Disability Benefits?

Have you sustained an injury, illness, or medical condition as a member of the U.S. Military? You may be eligible for disability benefits and the list of injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions that qualify veterans for disability continues to grow.

To provide veterans with an idea of the service-connected medical conditions that make you eligible for disability compensation, we have created a quick breakdown of common injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions that are recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Hearing Loss
  • Vision Loss
  • PTSD
  • TBI
  • Migraines
  • Tinnitus
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Select Types of Cancer
  • Select Types of Lung Disease
  • MORE…

How Do You Apply for VA Disability?

The application process for VA disability compensation can be complicated for the uninitiated and we can help at VA Benefits Attorneys. Veterans can apply for disability compensation online at www.va.gov/disability and submit the online form with their medical documents to prove their claim. An additional option for veterans applying for disability is to download and print the online application forms and return the completed forms with their medical records to the VA Regional Office in Salt Lake City.

How Do I File for VA Disability in Wisconsin?
What Do I Do When a VA Disability Claim is Denied?

How Do You Appeal a Denied VA Disability Claim?

The specific requirements for VA disability benefits means that many applicants for disability compensation are denied – an estimated 30% of claims are denied. Do not worry – a denied claim does not mean you are not eligible and is just a temporary obstacle. VA Benefits Attorneys can help you appeal the decision with three primary methods – a Supplemental Claim, a Higher-Level Review, or a Board Appeal.

What Are the Utah State Veterans Benefits?

It is important for Utah veterans to know that they have support and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is not the only organization that provides benefits for veterans. The State of Utah and the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs work together to provide resident veterans of Utah with the benefits, support, and help that they need. 

Veterans who call Utah home may be eligible for a wide range of veterans benefits. Veterans benefits provided by the State of Utah include state veterans homes, property and income tax exemptions, state employment programs, tuition assistance for veterans and their families, veterans cemeteries and much more.

Contact the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs to learn more about state veterans benefits!

  • Utah Veterans Homes – Ivins, Ogden, Payson, and Salt Lake City
  • Income Tax Exemptions for Retirement and SBP Pay
  • Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans
  • Armed Forces Property Tax Exemption 
  • Purple Heart Motor Vehicle Fee Exemptions
  • Utah State Veteran Job Preferences
  • CDL Skills Test Waiver
  • Accelerated Credentialing to Employment (ACE) Program
  • Purple Heart Recipient Tuition Waiver
  • Scott B. Lundell Tuition Waiver for Dependents
  • Veteran Tuition Gap Program
  • Utah Veterans Cemetery – Bluffdale
  • MORE…

Do you need help with your veterans disability benefits? You may need the help of a Utah VA disability attorney and VA Benefits Attorneys is here to help.