North Carolina Veterans Disability Lawyers
One of the most difficult challenges a disabled Veteran faces when returning home is determining how they'll provide for themselves and their family. You have bills to pay and shouldn't have to suffer for the rest of your life because of a disability you sustained while serving our country. If your service in the military left you with long-term physical or mental health issues, applying for disability benefits through the VA is an excellent means to obtain the money needed to live and provide for your family. Unfortunately, applying for veterans disability benefits or appealing a claim, like most government programs, can be complicated and time-consuming to handle on your own.
When applications for veterans benefits are denied or delayed, it may be very discouraging. Unfortunately, with so many rules and regulations, any minor error can lead to a denial. At Henson Fuerst, we can assist you at any step in getting the disability benefits you need. Whether you're just getting started or have been attempting to collect benefits for years, working with a veteran's disability lawyer provides you a better chance of getting the financial security you need.
You Fought for Our Country. You Shouldn’t Have to Fight with The VA.
All too frequently, troops that return home with a disability related to their service are met with difficulties when applying for VA benefits. Small mistakes such as not giving enough documentation, missing a deadline, or failing to receive a medical evaluation can cause the VA to deny your claim. Claims for veterans are often denied, appealed, or remanded and can take months or even years for benefits to arrive. When you're dealing with major health challenges of your own or those of a loved one, the last thing you need to deal with is a complex process of applying for benefits alone. That's why we're here to help.
We'll Make the VA Do What’s Right by You.
You put your life on the line to serve our great nation. As a disabled veteran, you are entitled to certain rights when you return to civilian life. Affordable medical services and disability benefits for service-connected disabilities are among these rights. At Henson Fuerst, helping veterans is more than just a job for us. For over 45 years, we've been assisting veterans just like you get the benefits they need.
We are committed to assisting veterans at all stages of the VA disability process. Our team of certified paralegals, registered nurses, legal assistants, and North Carolina veterans disability lawyers will gather all evidence and medical records to determine the best course of action to get you benefits. In addition, we'll be there for you throughout the duration of your case to address any questions, issues, or problems you may have. We consider it an honor to serve those who have fought to safeguard our freedom.
Are You Eligible For Veterans Benefits?
Veterans disability benefits are available to injured service members and their families. The kind of benefits you and your family are eligible for depends on the nature of your injuries, your income, and other factors.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers benefits to:
- Injured Veterans. You may be entitled to veterans disability benefits if you have a service-related disability and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Certain veterans, such as those with severe disabilities or loss of limb(s); a spouse, children, or dependents; or a seriously disabled spouse; may be eligible for additional benefits.
- Low-income Veterans. You may be eligible for pension benefits if you have limited income, are permanently disabled, or are age 65 or older.
- Veterans Seeking Education. If you served at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, you might be eligible for the Post-911 GI Bill. If you are currently in the service and have served at least two years, you may qualify for the Montgomery GI Bill. If you are a separated service member, you may be eligible under other conditions.
- Veterans Seeking Housing. Generally, a VA Home Loan is available to:
- Those that were discharged after September 16, 1940, under conditions other than dishonorable
- Military personnel on active duty who has served a minimum period of service
- Certain Reservists and National Guard members
- Surviving spouses of certain deceased veterans
- Dependents and Survivors. Your family or beneficiaries may be eligible for certain benefits, such as death pension, medical care, and educational benefits. Beneficiaries and family may include your spouse, former non-remarried spouse, children, and dependents.
Types of Benefits Available to Veterans
There are several veterans benefits available to you. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), if you or your dependents meet the eligibility requirements, you may be entitled to:
- Disability Compensation. This is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases incurred while on active duty or made worse by active military service. It also is paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free. You can use the VA's Compensation Rate Tables to estimate your benefit.
- Pension. This is a benefit paid to wartime veterans who have limited or no income. Veterans who are seriously disabled may qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits, which are paid in addition to the basic pension rate.
- Death Pension. Death Pension or spouse and child pension is a needs-based benefit paid to an un-remarried surviving spouse or an unmarried child of a deceased wartime veteran.
- Post-911 GI Bill: A benefit that will pay tuition to graduate, undergraduate, and vocational/technical schools based on the highest in-state tuition charged, which is subject to where you live and what degree you are pursuing.
- Montgomery GI Bill: A monthly education benefit received after you complete a minimum service obligation.
- Home Loans. The VA "stands behind" a loan you receive from a private lender. If something goes wrong and you can't make the payments anymore, the lending institution can come to the VA to cover any losses it might incur.
- Vocational Rehabilitation and VetSuccess. These programs assist you if you have a service-connected disability and need to prepare for, find, and keep a suitable job. If you have a service-connected disability so severe that you cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve your ability to live as independently as possible.
- Life Insurance (SGLI/VGLI). Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) and Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) are insurance programs developed by the VA, which are designed to provide insurance benefits to veterans like you and service members who may not be able to get insurance from private companies because of the extra risks involved in military service or a service-connected disability.
Proudly Serving Those That Have Served.
You shouldn't have to suffer for the rest of your life because of a disability you sustained while serving in the military. Veterans deserve the chance to live a good life after everything they've given to this country. If you have questions about the veterans benefits that are available to you, Henson Fuerst has answers. Our North Carolina veterans disability attorneys are here for you. There’s no obligation, and our phone lines are open 24/7, so call now at (919) 781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.
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The Henson Fuerst attorneys are always ready to talk to you about your case at absolutely no cost to you. We’ll answer questions that you may have and help you get back on your feet.
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