How You Qualify for Veterans’ Disability Benefits

You’re proud that you served your country.

You should be proud.

If your military service left you with health problems, you should also be paid.

Veterans’ disability benefits are a way for America to live up to its commitment to its soldiers.

Benefits provide health-care coverage, monetary compensation and even help finding your path in the workplace—so you can live a fulfilling life after your service.

The key to any veterans’ disability claim is that it must be “service connected.”

But how does the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) define that?

Too often, the government issues a disability rating that falls short of allowing the level of benefits you deserve, or it denies your benefits altogether.

The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you gather the evidence you need to get the service-connected compensation that’s fair.

If your rating is 100 percent, you could qualify for more than $3,000 a month in disability payments.

We work hard so our Ohio clients will say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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What a Service-Connected Condition Means

The VA awards disability benefits to people who served in the military and have illnesses or injuries that impact their physical or mental health. This could be you or your spouse who served in the military.

For the VA to consider your health problems to be “service connected” conditions, you must show one of these circumstances:

  • Your injury or illness began while you were serving in the armed forces.
  • You had a health condition before you entered the military, but your time in the military aggravated it.
  • After you finished serving, you developed a disability stemming from your time on active duty. 

For some conditions, the VA will give you the benefit of the doubt that your military service likely caused it. The government calls those “presumed disabilities.”

These include the following:

  • Chronic illnesses that appear within a year after discharge
  • Illnesses caused by contact with hazardous materials
  • Illnesses caused by time you spent as a prisoner of war 

You gave profoundly to your country. Now you shouldn’t be left to navigate complicated government programs on your own to receive the benefits you’ve earned.

Our law firm makes sure you have support in this process.

You can get started by getting the lawyers at HNB Law to evaluate your case FOR FREE.

The VA awards disability benefits to people who served in the military and have illnesses or injuries that impact their physical or mental health. This could be you or your spouse who served in the military.

For the VA to consider your health problems to be “service connected” conditions, you must show one of these circumstances:

  • Your injury or illness began while you were serving in the armed forces.
  • You had a health condition before you entered the military, but your time in the military aggravated it.
  • After you finished serving, you developed a disability stemming from your time on active duty.

For some conditions, the VA will give you the benefit of the doubt that your military service likely caused it. The government calls those “presumed disabilities.”

These include the following:

  • Chronic illnesses that appear within a year after discharge
  • Illnesses caused by contact with hazardous materials
  • Illnesses caused by time you spent as a prisoner of war 

You gave profoundly to your country. Now you shouldn’t be left to navigate complicated government programs on your own to receive the benefits you’ve earned.

Our law firm makes sure you have support in this process.

You can get started by getting the lawyers at HNB Law to evaluate your case FOR FREE.

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A man in military fatigues sits at a coffee table talking to a counselor. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal’s military post-traumatic stress disorder lawyers collect the evidence you need to secure veterans’ disability benefits.

Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal’s military post-traumatic stress disorder lawyers collect the evidence you need to secure veterans’ disability benefits.

What Conditions Qualify for Veterans’ Disability Benefits?

Many health problems can be service-connected conditions that qualify you for disability benefits.

These are just some that the VA lists:

If you have a disability rating of 30 percent or higher, you could also get additional compensation for eligible dependents, including spouses, children, and parents you’re caring for. 

If you’re unable to work thanks to your disability, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability can be extremely complicated to get, but your high rating from the VA could help.

Lawyers from HNB can help you with both kinds of benefits.

Whether you served in Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, or any other part of the world, give HNB a call when service-connected injuries are impacting your life.

Our way of thanking you for your service is maximizing all the financial support available to you.

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A woman in military attire in a wheelchair gets a hug from her child. No matter what condition you have, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys fight to get you the VA disability rating that’s fair for your service-connected health problems.

No matter what condition you have, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys fight to get you the VA disability rating that’s fair for your service-connected health problems.