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Athens Veteran Disability Attorneys
Seeking VA Disability Benefits in Clarke County, GA
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) offers tax-free monthly compensation to former U.S. military servicemembers who have been injured or are currently experiencing a chronic disability related to their service. This includes individuals whose preexisting conditions have worsened due to their service-related duties. Veterans may be eligible for benefits based on physical or mental conditions developed during or after their service.
With over 45 years of experience and a dedicated focus on disability law, we have the expertise required to effectively represent your rights and safeguard your financial well-being.
Understanding VA Disability Benefits
Physical injuries during service and mental conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among veterans. To assist veterans who have been significantly impacted by a range of physical and mental health conditions, affecting their ability to earn income for themselves and their families, the VA provides monthly benefits to qualifying military veterans and, in some cases, their dependents. VA disability benefits can also cover chronic conditions and preexisting conditions that have worsened due to military service.
The specific amount of monthly payments you may receive depends on various factors, including:
- The severity of your injury, illness, or medical condition
- Whether your injury affects your range of motion, standing, walking, or other physical activities
- Your overall "impairment rating" on a scale of 0 to 100%
- Whether your disability or condition renders you "unemployable"
- Whether you have dependents, such as a spouse or child
- Whether you have a severely disabled spouse
Our knowledgeable veterans' disability attorneys in Athens, GA can meet with you to discuss the details of your situation, including the potential amount you may recover in VA disability benefits. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with our team at your earliest convenience.
Applying for VA Disability Benefits in Clarke County
The most efficient way to apply for benefits is through the VA's government website, utilizing the online application process. Alternatively, you can apply by mail or in person.
When applying, you will need to submit various documents and information related to your claim, including:
- Military and civilian hospital records
- Details about your disability or medical condition
- Information regarding your military service
- Military discharge paperwork
- Information on how your disability has worsened
- Optional supporting statements from friends, family members, fellow servicemembers, etc.
Our attorneys can assist you in gathering and submitting all the necessary information with your claim. The more comprehensive your information, the greater your chances of successfully obtaining disability benefits. However, even well-prepared claims may encounter issues, and it's not uncommon for the VA to request additional information after your initial application has been submitted.
We serve clients throughout Clarke County, GA, from our office in Athens. Call (404) 990-3945 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team today.
What to Do If Your VA Disability Claim Is Denied?
If the VA denies your disability claim, you have the option to appeal the decision. There are several avenues available, including requesting a supplemental claim, a higher-level review, or a hearing before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) in Washington, D.C.
At Affleck & Gordon, our Athens VA disability appeals attorneys have assisted tens of thousands of clients, including veterans from all branches of the U.S. military, in challenging denied disability claims. During a free and confidential consultation, we can evaluate your options and provide the information you need to make informed decisions about your claim and your future.
If your claim has been denied, appealing the decision rather than restarting the process is usually the best course of action. We strongly advise working with skilled lawyers, like ours at Affleck & Gordon, to navigate this process successfully.
Our services come with no attorney fees unless and until we recover benefits for you. Call us at (404) 990-3945 or contact us online to begin with a free consultation.
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We understand how important it is that you receive the disability benefits you are owed in a timely manner. Because of this, we work quickly and efficiently to help prepare your application, file your claim, and, when necessary, appeal a denied VA disability claim on your behalf. You should not have to worry about navigating the legal system on your own. Instead, allow our firm to help you with every aspect of your veterans’ disability claim so that you can focus on getting the care and support you need.
We offer free initial consultations and do not collect attorney fees unless we recover benefits for you. You have nothing to lose in calling our firm and scheduling a complimentary case evaluation with one of our experienced and compassionate attorneys.
You Deserve Dedicated Representation At Affleck & Gordon, we are committed to providing the highest possible legal counsel. We return calls promptly, keep you up to date on your case, and will always be there for you. We do not rest until you get what you deserve.
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