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Help With Getting VA Disability Claim Assistance in South Portland

Published on October 15th, 2019

If you are a veteran who returned from your service with a disability, you may be able to receive disability compensation to help financially support you and your family. Filing your claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be difficult, and your initial claim may even be denied. You may need to hire a VA disability claim attorney.

Qualifying Criteria

There are three criteria you must meet in order to receive disability compensation from the VA. First, you must have a disability that was diagnosed by a doctor or medical professional. Second, you must have proof from a doctor that there is at least a 50 percent chance that your disability was a result of your services. Third, you must be able to prove that your disability occurred during your time in service.

Types of Disabilities

Disabilities come in many different forms and sometimes it may be difficult for you to determine what qualifies as one. Common disabilities that affect veterans include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • PTSD
  • Agent Orange exposure
  • Hearing loss
  • Loss of limbs
  • Eye injuries

There are many other forms of disabilities that may have resulted from your military service so make sure you ask us what the qualifications are when it comes to filing for benefits.

When to Contact an Attorney

It’s in your best interest to contact a VA disability claims attorney for assistance with your disability claim. For example, if you need help gathering all the medical information needed for your claim, an attorney would be able to help you. If you are not sure whether you qualify for VA disability compensation, an attorney can provide a consultation to help determine eligibility. If your initial claim is denied, which happens quite frequently, an attorney can assist you with the appeals process.

Jackson & MacNichol has offices in south Portland and is experienced in VA disability claims. For more information, visit the us here.


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