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Veterans Disability Lawyers Serving the Tampa Bay area

Jackson & MacNichol is a veterans disability law firm serving veterans in the Tampa Bay area including Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. The team at Jackson & MacNichol has over 25 years of experience helping veterans win disability benefits from the VA. We specialize in veterans disability claims and have won millions of dollars in benefits for veterans. At Jackson & MacNichol, we have the knowledge and experience to help your claim succeed.

We Can Help With Your VA Disability Claim

When you work with Jackson & MacNichol, we will be with you every step of the way. We can help with:

  • Requesting a rating increase
  • Appealing a VA decision
  • Decision Review Officer (“DRO”) Hearings
  • Board of Veterans Appeals (“BVA”) Hearings

We represent clients all over the United States, including in the Tampa Bay area. If you are scheduled for a Board of Veterans Appeals hearing, we will travel to you and attend your hearing with you to represent you before the Board. You can call us toll-free 8:30AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday, at (800) 524-3339 to discuss your case.

Put our Knowledge and Experience to Work for You.

We have helped thousands of veterans to get millions of dollars in benefits and compensation that they are entitled to. Watch the video below to learn about the veterans disability claim process and how Jackson & MacNichol’s experienced VA disability attorneys can help you.

Call for a Free Consultation

We have helped hundreds of Veterans in the Tampa Bay area to get the benefits that they deserve. While the VA is there to provide benefits to veterans, it is a large organization with hundreds of thousands of employees and complex rules governing its operations. If you are ready for the experienced team at Jackson & MacNichol to help you with your VA disability claim, or even if you just have some questions about hiring a VA disability attorney, call us at (800) 524-3339 today. There is no charge for your consultation.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

At Jackson & MacNichol, we understand that hiring a veterans disability lawyer to help with your VA claim can be a difficult decision. Maybe you are just thinking about filing your first VA disability claim. Maybe the VA already denied your application and you are thinking of appealing. To help you make an informed decision, keep reading for the answers to some of the veterans disability claims questions we hear most often. If you are looking for more detailed information, please feel free to visit our veterans disability law blog. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always give us a call at (800) 524-3339.

What Types of Veterans Benefits are Available?

There VA has disability compensation and veterans pensions programs as well as healthcare benefits and education programs. VA disability compensation offers tax-free monthly payments of $133 to over $3,400 to veterans with a disabling medical condition that was caused or made worse by their military service. You can read more about these programs here.

What do I Need to Qualify for Veterans Disability Benefits?

To qualify for VA disability benefits, you generally must have an honorable discharge and have served in active duty, active duty training, or inactive duty training. In addition, the condition causing your disability must be “service connected.” Service connection can be very complex, and an experienced VA disability attorney can help ensure your claim has the necessary evidence to support service connection. For more information about service connection, be sure to watch this video by Francis Jackson, the founder of Jackson & MacNichol.

Can I get VA Disability Benefits While I’m Still Working?

Just because you are still working does not mean you cannot receive VA benefits. Working veterans can still be eligible to receive disability compensation benefits in many circumstances. Click here to learn more.

My Claim was Denied. When do I Need to File an Appeal?

You have one year from the date on your denial letter from the VA to start the appeals process. The appeals process can be complex and stressful. We always advise working with an experienced VA disability attorney to help you avoid common mistakes and to increase the likelihood of your claim succeeding. You can read more about the appeals process here.

Can I Still get VA Disability Benefits While Collecting Military Retirement?

Yes, it is possible to collect full DOD retirement pay and VA benefits at the same time. There used to be a policy in place that every dollar a veteran received in VA disability compensation would result in a dollar less of DOD retirement pay. This policy was changed by the Concurrent Retirement Disability Pay (CRDP) law and the Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) law. Call us today at (800) 524-3339 to find out if you could qualify under these changes. To learn more, visit the DFAS websites for CRDP and CRSC.

What are the Current VA Compensation Benefit Rates?

VA Disability compensation benefits range from $133 to over $3400 per month. Many factors will influence the actual monthly benefits a veteran receives. An experienced VA disability attorney will help make sure that you receive the greatest disability compensation benefit you are entitled to. Click here to see detailed information on compensation rates published by the VA. If you want to know more about the benefits you might be entitled to, contact us today.

Can I Afford a VA Disability Attorney?

We work on a contingent fee, meaning that we only get paid if you win your benefits. The amount of our fee is a fixed percentage of any back-pay you are awarded. The Department of Veterans Affairs regulates the practice of veterans benefits lawyers, including fees. The VA has the right to review the fee agreement between a veteran and their lawyer to make sure no veteran is taken advantage of. Click here for more information about fees and for tips on selecting a veterans benefits attorney.


List of Tampa Veterans Disability Lawyers

We understand the importance of considering all of your options when selecting a VA disability attorney to assist you with your claim. While it is impossible to provide a comprehensive list of all VA disability lawyers serving the Tampa Bay area, some of our chief competitors are Avard Law Offices, Bosley & Bratch, the Coye Law Firm, Freeman & Freeman, Hoskins Turco Lloyd & Lloyd, and Morgan & Morgan.

Remember when selecting a VA disability attorney that just because a lawyer is accredited by the VA does not mean they are a specialist with experience in VA disability claims.

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