Do You Need a Veterans’ Disability Benefits Attorney?
Veterans may receive tax-free disability compensation for injuries or diseases acquired while on active duty. You also may be eligible for disability benefits if an existing disease or injury was made worse by your military service. Obtaining the benefits you deserve can be time consuming and frustrating without an experienced advocate guiding you. You may have to go through several rounds of appeals and gather additional medical records and documents to back up your claim. The experienced veterans’ disability benefits lawyers at Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.A., are here to help.
We have handled claims for disabled veterans across Florida and helped deserving vets obtain disability benefits for a wide range of service-related injuries and conditions. Whether you are in Tampa, Holiday, Miami, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Naples or Bonita Springs, one of our Florida disability benefits attorneys is ready to answer your questions. Contact a Tampa, Florida veterans’ benefits lawyer at Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.A., toll free at 888-861-7757, or use our online contact form. We offer an initial consultation free of charge.
“If you or a loved one has a service-related disability or is unable to work due to a service-related injury or disease, it’s important to understand your options and legal rights. We offer a free initial consultation and receive payment only if we obtain compensation for you.”
What You Need to Know About Veterans’ Disability and Florida Law
Generally speaking, there are two types of compensation for disabled veterans, disability compensation and non-service connected pensions.
- Disability Compensation — Veterans who have injuries or physical or mental conditions that were caused by military service or were aggravated by active duty may qualify for disability compensation. Veterans’ disability compensation covers injuries and conditions incurred while on active duty. You do not have to have been in combat to receive disability compensation. The amount of your veteran’s disability compensation varies, depending on the degree of your injury or disability. To determine the amount of your benefit, the VA assigns you a disability rating ranging from 0 percent to 100 percent disability. A 100 percent disability rating means you have one or more serious service-related disabilities that interfere with your normal day-to-day activities. You may qualify for veterans’ disability while continuing to work. In fact, most veterans receiving disability compensation still maintain a job. There is no cap on your income to qualify for veterans’ disability compensation. Only if you have a high disability rating based in part on your unemployability would having a job be an issue.
- Non-Service Connected Pension — Veterans who have low incomes and were severely disabled after their military service may qualify for a non-service connected pension, also known as an improved pension, if they served during a period of war. Veterans who have both service-related conditions and non-service related disabilities and very low income may receive assistance from both programs. Proving that a veteran’s disability is related to an injury or illness connected to their military service is the most challenging part of obtaining a veterans’ disability compensation. Certain conditions — such as Agent Orange and herbicide exposure — are presumed to be service-related for veterans who were in theaters of war during certain periods.
If you or a loved one has a service-related disability, it’s important to understand your options and seek benefits promptly.
Trust An Experienced, Effective Tampa Veterans’ Disability Benefits Lawyer
The Florida veterans’ disability benefits lawyers at Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers, P.A., know how to build a strong case for disability compensation. Our Florida benefits attorneys have decades of experience fighting for all types of benefits. Whether you are in Tampa, Holiday, Miami, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Naples or Bonita Springs, one of our Florida veterans’ disability benefits attorneys is ready to assist.
How Can I Afford to Hire a Veterans’ Disability Benefits Lawyer?
During an initial consultation, which is free, we will review the specifics of your accident and discuss your legal options. If we determine that we can handle your case, we will represent you on a contingent fee basis. You will not be charged for legal fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you through a settlement or court award. At that time, the fee for our legal representation will come from a percentage of the final award.
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