Types of VA Cases We Handle
As a disabled veteran, you are likely aware of the variety of disabilities that can result from active military service. What you may not realize is that the Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes different categories of disability cases. The majority of disability claims fall into the following categories: pre-discharge claims, pre-service disability claims, in-service disability claims and special circumstance disability claims. The veterans disability attorneys at Ward Black Law can help you appeal all of these types of claims.
A pre-discharge claim can be filed by a veteran 180 days prior to their discharge from active military service. A pre-service claim is used when a veteran enters military service with a known disability and this disability is aggravated or worsened by military service. In-service disability claims are filed when a veteran sustains an injury during active military service that results in a disability. These claims can cover post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complications resulting from exposure to Agent Orange, asbestos-related illnesses, and many other disabilities. Finally, special circumstance disability claims can cover issues other than service-related injuries. For example, if a veteran sustains an injury due to poor medical care from a VA physician, then this would be considered a special circumstance disability.
In addition to these claims, the veterans disability attorneys at Ward Black Law can help veterans and their loved ones with claims for veterans health benefits and veterans death benefits.
Thanks to the Veterans’ Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996, United States veterans are entitled to a variety of veterans health benefits. These health benefits include a standard health care plan focusing on primary and preventative care. This plan offers veterans access to medical and surgical care, mental health care, emergency care, prescription drugs, counseling and many other forms of basic health care. This service also provides coverage for preventative services such as immunizations, medical exams and health education.
Veterans death benefits help to ensure that the loved ones of a serviceman or servicewoman are taken care of even after the veteran has passed. These benefits are formally known as Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). Through DIC eligible survivors of veterans whose death resulted from a service-connected injury are awarded a tax free monetary benefit.
Learn More About Veterans Benefits
To learn more about the variety of veterans benefits and claim options, contact a veterans disability attorney at Ward Black Law today, by phone: (336) 333-2244, via email or through our online request form. Our experienced legal team will walk you through every aspect of your claim and provide you with outstanding client service along the way. Reach out to our veterans disability lawyers today for a free case review! You may reach Ward Black Law at (336) 333-2244, or toll-free: 1-877-256-1214. You may also reach us by email or online inquiry.
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