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Anyone who served in the active military including the Coast Guard. Veterans who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may still qualify in certain circumstances.
Spouses of active service members and veterans who died from service-related injuries may qualify for benefits if they meet certain criteria. Upon the death of a veteran receiving VA disability benefits, the surviving spouse is not entitled to those benefits, but may be eligible for a death pension depending on income and Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits.
Surviving children of veterans who are under age 18 (under age 23 for students) and who are unmarried may qualify for benefits, as well as certain helpless adult children who meet criteria.
You May be Entitled to Benefits
We will file a “fully developed claim” on your behalf for expedited processing to avoid the long wait time associated with VA’s “duty to assist.”
VA Compensation Benefits
Service members who suffer a disabling injury or disease, whether in a combat zone or at the mall, may be eligible for benefits. A percentage of disability up to 100 percent will be assigned. The level of disability assigned determines the amount of your monthly, non-taxable compensation, as well as the amount of free medical care you receive from the VA.
Three things must be shown for you to be entitled to VA benefits. There must be: (1) a current disability; (2) evidence that the veteran first showed symptoms of a disease or suffered an injury, or an aggravation of a pre-existing disease or injury, while in the service or within a short time afterward; and (3) a link between the current disability and the in-service disease, injury or event.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
Spouses and surviving children of deceased service members and veterans who meet certain criteria may be eligible for benefits. One of the following must also be true: (1) the veteran must have died on active duty, active duty training or inactive duty training; or (2) the death must have resulted from a service-related injury or disease; or (3) the veteran must have been receiving compensation for total disability related to military service at the time of death from a non-service related injury or disease.
A veteran’s service-connected disability compensation is not automatically continued after his death for his or her surviving spouse and children, but may be converted to a death pension depending on income or DIC benefits.
Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU)
Some veterans who receive disability compensation are eligible t receive additional benefits if they are unable to work as a result of their service-connected disability. A veteran must meet two requirements under at TDIU claim to be eligible for a 100 percent disability rating: (1) one service-connected disability with a 60 percent or more disability rating, or two or more service-connected disabilities with a combined rating of 70 percent or more; and (2)
medical evidence of unemployability.
Under some circumstances, veterans may receive TDIU benefits if their disability rating is less than the threshold rating. For example, a veteran who demonstrates an unusual impediment to earning, such as frequent hospitalizations, may qualify for benefits. Usually, TDIU benefits can be won when one or more service-connected disabilities prevents the veteran from obtaining gainful employment, regardless of the percentage of the disability rating.
What Will It Cost?
It costs you nothing to hire Brennan Gott Law to represent you in your pursuit of veteran benefits. Brennan Gott Law will only receive a fee if you are approved for benefits.
If you been denied for veteran benefits, make the call that makes the difference and consult Brennan Gott Law today.