Serving in the military is a very honorable duty that some brave Americans in Georgia and elsewhere take on. Unfortunately, some military members suffer physical and psychological disabilities connected with their time in the service. Navigating life with a disability can be challenging for some veterans, which makes it vital for them to understand what rights they have and the benefits to which they are entitled.

At Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC, our skilled attorneys are knowledgeable and compassionate with these matters, as they understand how overwhelming and complex the application process can be. Thus, we take the time to understand our clients’ situation, helping to connect them with the services available to them.

In order to qualify for a service connected disability claim, an applicant must meet certain eligibility requirements. The Department of Veterans Affairs, rather than the Social Security Administration, sets these requirements. In general, this means that a veteran must have served in the military and was not discharged or dishonorably released.

Additionally, a veteran’s disability must be service connected. Because this can be difficult to prove, it is often vital to have a legal team on your side, guiding you through this process, helping you obtain the documentation necessary to illustrate that a physical or psychological disability was caused or further aggravated due to active duty in the military or training connected to one’s service in the military.

To learn more, check out our law firm’s veterans’ issues website. Filing for disability benefits can be an overwhelming task. However, veterans should understand that they have rights and the ability to secure benefits after suffering a disability connected with his or her service in the military.