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VA DISABILITY COMPENSATION
A veteran is entitled to disability compensation if he or she were
(1) discharged or released from the military under conditions other than dishonorable,
(2) their disease or injury was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, and
(3) the disease or injury was not the result of the their own willful misconduct
or abuse of drugs.
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Jim Strickland is a Vietnam era Army veteran and nationally recognized expert on VA disability benefits.
Jim writes extensively about VA and Social Security disability benefits.
Jim's Mailbag is a regular column featured at Stateside Legal where veterans, servicemembers, and family members can ask Jim their questions about VA and Social Security disability benefits.
In recent years a number of veterans associations and regulatory groups have drawn attention to substandard care and conditions at many VA hospitals. This epidemic of substandard care can have a detrimental effect on the victim’s quality of life, and may even result in permanent injury or even death. If you believe that you or someone you love may have a VA hospital medical malpractice claim, the lawyers at Hodes Milman Ikuta can help. Our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to assist you in taking legal action against the Veterans Administration under the Federal Tort Claims Act, a process that can be unduly confusing and complex without the guidance of an attorney with particular experience in filing malpractice claims on behalf of veterans.
VA malpractice is medical malpractice, and victims are entitled to appropriate compensation for their hardship and suffering.
General Information on Fees
Process for Paying Fees Directly From Past Due Benefits
Withholding From Claimant’s Past-Due Benefits and Authorizing the Claimant’s Award
Reasons to Consider Hiring An Attorney: The best reason for a veteran to hire an attorney is because the veteran believes that an attorney can help achieve a more favorable result than the veteran alone would otherwise obtain.
When do you call a lawyer? To hire or "retain" an attorney to guide you through a VA disability benefits appeal, you must first have a denial of an application that you submitted. The lawyer usually can't help you before that happens.
Attorney Fees: The most common type of fee is the percentage or contingency fee, which is the most favorable fee structure for most veterans in most veterans benefits cases. This is because the attorney is only paid if (1) an award is made and (2) there is an amount owed to the veteran at the time of the award. The attorney is then paid a percentage (usually between 20% and 33%) of the amount owed to the veteran.
What will your attorney do for you? A lot - but you won't see most of it. There isn't much hand holding in the VA appeals process. There is nothing your lawyer can do to speed up the process.
What will your attorney NOT do for you?
These are lawyers, not magicians.If you don't have a case...nobody can make that rabbit appear.
Who Wins the Most Cases?
This report from the Board of Veterans Appeals Page 31 reveals the Veterans Law Attorney wins 44.61%.
An accredited agent wins 38.79%. Your State Service Officer brings in 35.17%.
American Legion is at 34.53%. Disabled American Veterans comes in with 33.70%.
Who are you gonna call?
Are You Having A Claims Crisis?
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Be sure to include your DOB, your last 4, contact info... a couple of numbers, your preferred email and such. Describe the problem as briefly as you can.
PART I—GENERAL PROVISIONS
PART II—GENERAL BENEFITS
PART III—READJUSTMENT AND RELATED BENEFITS
Disability benefits can enhance your independence and help you care for your family
Veterans’ Benefits Rating and Rates Disability Compensation
Veterans who have disabilities, medical conditions or injuries incurred or aggravated during active military service —
no matter when or where they served — may be eligible to receive tax-free monthly benefits.