If you served your country in the U.S. military and are now suffering from an autoimmune disease, you could qualify for financial assistance in the form of disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
But you’re facing the challenge of proving your condition is service-related. And even if you can demonstrate that connection, does your VA disability rating accurately reflect the severity of your condition—ensuring you get the amount of benefits you need?
A monthly benefits check from the VA could go a long way toward giving you back some much-needed stability so you can focus on your health, your friends and your family.
For veterans in Ohio, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal is here to serve you.
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When the immune system is working correctly, it fights off foreign invaders—like viruses, bacteria or fungi—to keep you from getting sick. It also attacks disease-causing changes inside the body, such as cancer cells.
When the immune system malfunctions, as in autoimmune disease, it attacks the body’s healthy cells, tissues or organs. Examples of autoimmune disease include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, thyroid inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease. The law for veterans’ disability also treats arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis.
The basic eligibility requirements for VA disability compensation also apply to autoimmune diseases.
You must have a current illness or injury (known as a condition) that affects your mind or body, AND you must have served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. In addition, at least one of the following must be true:
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