United States service personnel stand between the nation and chaos. These brave men and women face danger, hardship and, in many cases, poverty. One thing that goes some way in making up for a challenging military existence are the benefits offered by the Veterans’ Administration.

Unfortunately, navigating the VA benefits process is not always a straightforward path. As one of the government’s largest agencies, the VA is often mired in slow-moving bureaucracy and red tape. Much of this is due to lack of funding for delivering the services with which the agency is tasked. At the same time, as more and more troops are being pulled out of foreign campaigns and severed from the service, applications for VA benefits are burgeoning.

Meanwhile, with action in the Middle East having gone on for more than 15 years, the VA is receiving more claims for service-related injuries and disabilities than it has since the Vietnam War era. The surge in benefits applications in the last decade and a half has led to processing delays. Although the VA has made strides to improve benefits decision times, until Congress eases the purse strings, there is little a Veteran can do to speed the process.

An attorney with considerable experience helping veterans fight for the benefits that they’ve earned in service to the United States, like those at Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, can help to make sure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled. From helping you plan the application process before you leave the service to making the initial claim and litigating any denials of benefits through the appeals process, we will stand up for you like you did for your country. Visit our web page dedicated to Veterans’ benefits to learn how we’ve helped others and to see what we can do for you.