Another Memorial Day has come and gone for Georgia residents. Many individuals used the holiday as it was intended by paying tribute to local veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service for their country. Of course, the tributes and thanks do not end now that Memorial Day is gone, particularly for those living veterans who are need of assistance due to injuries they suffered while serving their country.
Fortunately, assistance is available for our veterans through different forms, including a veterans' disability claim. Veterans who have suffered injuries may be eligible for benefits by filing the disability claim.
Last week, this blog discussed how the Veterans Administration has attempted to speed up the processing of claims for veterans' benefits by using updated technology to handle applications. The technology may help improve the efficiency of the system, but it does not alter the requirements the veterans must meet in order to obtain benefits. Nor does it change the fact that veterans must be proactive about applying for benefits and satisfying the medical evidence requirements.
Our firm has significant experience in helping our clients satisfy the evidence that is required in order to support a disability claim. We help our clients understand what requirements apply and how those requirements are typically satisfied. We can then help our clients properly apply for benefits, and we advocate for them to receive the benefits to which they are entitled for serving our country. Accordingly, while veterans must be proactive in order to obtain benefits, we can provide much needed assistance throughout this process to our clients. For more information on our firm's assistance, please visit our webpage dealing with veterans' issues.