The Department of Veterans Affairs offers benefits and services to military personnel who have served the United States in uniform. Benefits range from health care to education, depending on the branch and terms of your enlistment. Personnel who have served on active duty are entitled to more comprehensive benefits, while service-injured veterans comprise the group to whom the most VA benefits are available.
While Veterans’ Benefits are certainly a good and worthwhile use of government resources, particularly in light of the fact that U.S. military personnel are notoriously underpaid for their work, the VA does not always make it easy to obtain the benefits that veterans deserve. This is due to a combination of bureaucracy – the government is big and there are many active and retired military personnel – and the need to prevent benefits fraud.
An unfortunate consequence of the VA bureaucracy is that service-injured veterans and others in need of services or income replacement may have to wait for long periods of time before receiving the benefits to which they are entitled. The VA has taken strides to decrease benefits delays to deserving veterans, but they still exist. In cases where VA benefits have been denied or unreasonably delayed – or where the claims process seems overly burdensome – an attorney with experience working on veterans’ issues may be able to help.
A seasoned veterans’ attorney can help you get the benefits to which you are entitled for your service-connected disability, illness or injury. From the application process to the appeals process, we can help ensure that you’ll receive the long-term medical care, income replacement and, where warranted, caregiver benefits you deserve for your service to the United States. Visit our firm’s dedicated veterans’ benefits page to see what we can do to help you.