As a veteran, you are proud to let the whole world know that you served your country. Unfortunately, the effects of your service can sometimes take their toll on you.
Old war injuries can linger and make it difficult for you. Of course, there are many legal rights and resources you have that you may not be aware of.
First of all, it is important to note that our veteran disability advocate professionals are going to work to help you to receive some potential benefits possibly.
These would include such possibilities as Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU).
As a disability advocate lawyer, we realize there is nothing more critical to the status of your claim than obtaining an evaluation that is favorable to your case.
Unfortunately, the VA has some physicians at their disposal, and to say they are biased against veterans and that they play favorites for the government would be an understatement. We have seen many reasonable veteran claims for benefits denied.
However, as VA disability lawyers, we are experienced in “leveling the playing field” and have won countless appeals for the veterans we represent.
For a veteran, it is essential to understand the ramifications of a favorable determination of eligibility for this benefit.
This means that he or she is entitled to 100% of the TDIU benefit if they can conclusively determine their disability was service-connected and prevents them from obtaining and maintaining substantially gainful employment.
This often means $3,000 per month or even more if the veteran has dependent children.
VA disability lawyers also exist to help veterans clear up any misconceptions they might have about obtaining benefits.
For example, many veterans believe that they must meet a certain disability percent threshold of 60% before they are eligible to receive benefits. This is not the case.
There is also a misconception that exists among veterans that if they are currently working, they are not eligible.
Again, this isn’t necessarily the case. It all depends on whether their employment meets the VA threshold of “substantial gainful employment.” If the veteran’s job does not rise above the federal poverty line, then more often than not he or she is still eligible.
Moreover, there are even some cases where a veteran could be working above the poverty and still be eligible as long as they are in “sheltered” employment.
This is a job where the veteran works for a business, is self-employed or is in a position where they cannot be fired.
Of course, the best way to sum it up is that if the veteran has a disability incurred from their service and it prevents them from getting or keeping a job, then chances are they are entitled to the TDIU benefit.
As you can tell, the VA does not make it easy for veterans to get this benefit. This is why we as VA advocates exist. We love the privilege of fighting for our veterans to have a better life.
Call us today for a consultation on your case!