Frequently Asked Questions About Veterans Benefits
Attorneys Alex Bass and Manuel Alcozer handle veterans disability benefits appeals for the law firm of Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P. In their years of practicing VA benefits law, they have regularly received similar questions from their clients. Here are answers to some commonly-asked questions about veterans benefits.
Veterans Benefits FAQs
If you have additional questions not listed here, feel free to reach out to our office in Killeen to speak to an attorney.
I applied for disability benefits, but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) turned down my claim. Can I appeal?
You have the right to appeal the VA’s decision.
When can I hire an attorney?
Once you have filed the Notice of Disagreement which appeals the initial decision by the VA, you can hire an attorney.
Who qualifies for VA disability benefits?
People who were sickened, injured or wounded while on active duty in the armed forces qualify. Aggravation of a pre-existing condition may also be covered. This covers a wide range of potential conditions, from wounds sustained in combat to illness due to exposure to toxic substances.
Are there survivors’ benefits?
The surviving spouse and minor children can qualify for benefits when a veteran dies of a disability, whether or not the disability is connected to the veteran’s service.
It is vital that you retain an experienced lawyer to represent you during your appeal. One of our VA benefits lawyers will work with you to compile all relevant evidence in your favor and prepare a persuasive appeal. The process can take time, but our representation will save you time and uncertainty.
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