Washington VA Disability Attorneys
We can help ensure that you receive your veterans benefits here at VABenefits Attorneys. Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for a FREE case review and for more information on how we can help you apply for disability as your Washington VA disability attorneys!
FAQs About Washington VA Disability Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – like many government departments – can be complicated to navigate and that is where we can help. We know that you may have questions about your veterans benefits or you would not be here and we want to help at VABenefits Attorneys.
Applying for disability can be complicated and confusing if you are not familiar with the process and you will have questions. FAQs that we get here include – what medical documents do I need to receive my disability? What injuries, illnesses and medical conditions qualify? What is a disability rating? What do I do if my disability claim is denied?
We understand the ins and outs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs system and we are here to help at VABenefits Attorneys. Contact us for a FREE case review and we will help answer any questions you may have about the process.
Who Is Eligible for VA Disability Benefits?
Have you served in the U.S. Military in an active duty role? Do you have an injury, illness or medical condition that you believe is service related? You may ask – am I eligible for VA disability benefits? It is the first question that many veterans ask and we are happy to answer it at VABenefits Attorneys.
To be eligible for VA disability benefits, a veteran must meet two basic criteria – must have an injury, illness or medical condition that affects the mind or body AND must have served on active duty, active duty for training or inactive duty for training. In addition to the basic requirements, qualified veterans must meet ONE of the additional criteria listed below.
- Must have become injured or ill while on active duty and can link the medical condition to your military service – known as an in-service disability claim.
- Must have had an injury or illness prior to time in service that was made more severe by your time in military service – known as a pre-service disability claim.
- Must have a current injury or illness that did not appear until after discharge from the military that can be linked to your time in military service – known as a post-service disability claim.
Are There Any Additional Veterans Benefits?
Your veterans benefits do not end with disability pay. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides much more than medical and disability benefits to U.S. Military veterans. Veterans can improve their education via the Montgomery G.I. Bill, see doctors at local VA hospitals and medical facilities, can purchase a home with a VA Home Loan, may be eligible for preferred employment, can take advantage of vocational rehabilitation and are eligible for veteran burial services. These are just a few of the benefits available to our veterans in Washington State.
What Injuries and Medical Conditions Qualify for VA Disability?
Veterans understand that not all scars are visible and military service can take its toll on the mind and body – which is why the list of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that qualify veterans for disability is so extensive. You may ask – does my injury, illness or condition make me eligible for VA disability compensation? We can help answer that question at VABenefits Attorneys.
Physical injuries like chronic back pain or amputation are visible medical conditions that qualify veterans for disability – but the list of eligible medical conditions does not end there. The PACT Act and additional veteran legislation have added even more injuries, illnesses and medical conditions to the list and here are just a few that make you eligible for disability pay.
- Cancer(s) from Toxic Exposure
- Lung Disease(s) from Toxic Exposure
- Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Severe Hearing Loss
- Severe Scar Tissue
- Chronic Back, Neck and Knee Pain
How To Apply for VA Disability in Washington
Are you eligible for VA disability benefits and compensation? Do you meet all of the criteria listed above? We know that the application for disability benefits can be complicated – but we are here to help at VABenefits Attorneys. You can visit www.va.gov/disability and apply online OR you can print the online application, complete the form and return it to the VA Regional Office in Seattle.
What Should I Do If My VA Disability Claim is Denied?
Like we mentioned before – the VA disability application process can be complicated – and your disability claim may be denied. You may not know the next step and that is where VABenefits Attorneys can truly help veterans in your state. When a veteran disability application is denied, you have four ways to appeal the decision. You can file a Notice of Disagreement, file a Supplemental Claim, appeal the decision in front of a Veterans Law Judge or request a Higher Level Review.
Contact VABenefits Attorneys for a FREE case review and we will help you take the next steps!
What Are the Washington State Veterans Benefits?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides military veterans with a broad range of benefits that can help Washington State veterans in a variety of ways – but that is not all. Washington State cares about the health and welfare of its veterans and has its own list of benefits available to veterans who call the Evergreen State home. Available benefits include veterans homes, care facilities, tax exemptions, educational benefits, real estate benefits, license exemptions, employment opportunities and much more.
Here is a quick look at state veterans benefits available to veterans in Washington State. Contact a state or local representative for more information on state veterans benefits.
- Veterans Homes – Ortig, Port Orchard, Spokane and Walla Walla
- Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption
- Veteran Financial Assistance Programs
- FREE Tuition for Military Dependents
- Veteran Employment Benefits for State Jobs
- Military Service Credit for Public Employees
- Military CDL Skills Test Waiver
- Veteran Hunting and Fishing Licenses
- Washington State Veterans Cemetery – Medical Lake
Do you need the help of a Washington VA disability attorney? Look no further than VABenefits Attorneys. We are here to ensure you get the benefits you have earned as a U.S. Military veteran. Contact VABenefits Attorneys today for more information!