VETERANS, PLEASE READ: Many vets believe that they should choose a veterans disability lawyer that is located near them. The truth is that we can help veterans living anywhere in the U.S.!
You should only choose a veteran's disability lawyer based on their ability to provide you with top-level legal representation. Keller & Keller LLP gives you this representation, and you'll never need to travel anywhere, because we make it convenient for you.
Veterans across the United States have chosen us to help them obtain their VA disability benefits. The veterans we are helping have suffered from several types of war-time injuries. Some of the most common problems facing our vets that may qualify them for VA benefits include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Radiation Poisoning
- Cognitive Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Exposure to Agent Orange (Vietnam Veterans)
- Former Prisoner of War
- Traumatic Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Sexual Trauma
- Amputation of limb or other body part
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Disorders
- Eye Injuries (Visual Impairment)
- Hearing loss
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Lou Gehrig's Disease
- Cushings Syndrome
On June 20th 2007, Congress passed a law that will prove to change the lives for tens of thousands of disabled veterans across the United States. This new law allows vets to hire a veterans disability lawyer of their choosing. Veterans disability lawyers can become involved early in the process to help veterans dispute a disability claim denial or rating.
It's a fact that hiring a veterans disability lawyer greatly increases your chances of receiving VA disability benefits. Today, disabled veterans are arming themselves with the right lawyer and receiving benefits and compensation that never would have been possible in the past.
The staggering rise in VA disability claims is happening for two reasons:
1) Today's U.S. soldier is much more likely to survive a traumatic battlefield injury.
Advances in medical treatment and body armor have saved countless lives. However, while soldier's are more likely to survive war-time trauma, there is an increasing number of troops that are returning home with debilitating injuries that have altered their every day living.
2) A new administration has recognized the need to re-evaluate claims that had previously been denied. Recent examples of these types of claims include Vietnam vets suffering from Agent Orange exposure, and vets suffering from Gulf War Syndrome.
For these reasons and many others, the VA faces hundreds of thousands of backlogged cases, and veterans are forced to undergo a very complicated and frustrating application process to be considered for disability benefits. Even if they are able to properly submit their application, most are denied and then forced to appeal. Worse yet, the appeals process can take years to complete, leaving a disabled veteran with no answers.
Sadly, though their injuries are real, disabled soldiers continue to be denied VA benefits. It's an injustice and it's certainly not the "thank you" our disabled veterans deserve. This is unacceptable; however, disabled veterans NOW have hope!
Blog for Veterans Disability Benefits
- Panhandling WWII Vet Finally Receives Veterans’ Disability Benefits For Tinnitus
- VA hospital exposes thousands of veterans to HIV and Hepatitis
- VA Disability claims 2010: The Forecast
- Veterans Affairs Department Eases Some VA Disability Requirements
- Do you know if you're eligible for VA disability benefits?
- Gulf War veterans should be cautious about encouraging VA news
- VA will reconsider previously rejected Gulf War Illness (Syndrome) disability claims
- Will VA fix the veterans disability claims backlog in 2010?
- Vets with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may receive upgrade
- President Obama adds pressure to VA's disability benefits backlog woes
- Parkinson's disease, B cell leukemia and heart disease are linked to Agent Orange in Vietnam veterans
- 60 Minutes uncovers a nightmare facing disabled veterans waiting for disability benefits
- Is the Veterans Administration a friend or foe to disabled veterans?
- Disabled veterans seeking benefits receive good news: "VA to expand disability claims test"
- Burn pits may pose long-term health risks to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
Library for Veterans Disability Benefits:
- Veterans’ Disability Benefits And Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
One of the most common injuries from the War on Terror is traumatic brain injury (TBI) - which has been connected with lifelong disabilities and other issues.
- Washington Report: 76,000 Veterans Sleep On The Street Each Night
Do you know that tens of thousands of veterans sleep out on the street each night in America? According to a joint federal study that was recently released, 150,000 veterans spend at least one night in a shelter each year. Many of these homeless veterans suffer from disabilities, including physical disabilities and mental health disabilities.
- Tragic Responses: Some Applicants Denied Social Security Disability Benefits Resort To Threats
Unfortunately, some applicants for Social Security disability benefits become frustrated, desperate, and ultimately violent - and a look at the recent number of threats against SSA employees shows a disturbing trend. While we help our clients fight for the disability benefits that they deserve, we also understand that the courtroom or SSA office is no place for threats or violence.
- How Are Disabled Women Veterans Treated By Veteran Affairs?
Are women treated differently than men when they return from war and are in need of health services and treatment for military-related medical issues and mental health problems? A new study conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs examined how women are treated when they seek disability benefits as well as what services for veteran women need to improve.
- Sleep Apnea And VA Disability Benefits For Veterans
Sleep apnea is a growing problem for US veterans - and many believe that the problem stems from the dust and toxins in the air that soldiers inhaled during service. Learn more about the symptoms and consequences of sleep apnea, as well as how veterans can secure disability benefits for their condition.
- Veteran’s Disability Benefits: Who Is Eligible?
In this general article about United States veteran's disability benefits, learn about who is eligible for VA disability compensation and what you need to complete the application process. Also learn about some of the common diseases, disabilities, and conditions that veterans suffer from.
- Gulf War Syndrome (Gulf War Illness) is NOT a myth.
Almost two decades after the end of the first Gulf War, "Gulf War Illness" is back in the news. As a veteran of the first Gulf War, find out what you need to know about the new findings and disability benefits connected to this illness.
- The VA may have made a mistake. We can review your post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claim with you and improve your chances of qualifying for disability benefits.
A well-respected veterans disability law firm discusses the symptoms and causes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how veterans can improve their chances to qualify for VA benefits.
- Do You Need A Veterans Disability Lawyer? | VA Disability Benefits Attorney
Why might you need a Veterans Disability benefits lawyer in order to help you secure money that you rightfully deserve? The process for disability benefits approval is complex and long, and winning appeals can be difficult without an experienced attorney.
- Military veterans suffering from sexual trauma NEED to speak to an attorney. You may be losing out on your right to disability compensation.
Many military veterans (men and women) are unaware that they can receive disability compensation as a result of sexual trauma. Learn more about the statistics and symptoms of sexual trauma and find out if you qualify for disability payments.
- Did you know that veterans now have a CHOICE in who represents them for their disability?
The number of soldiers in Iraq who have suffered eye injuries is equal to the numbers in WWII and Vietnam combined. A qualified veterans disability lawyer will make sure that you receive the total benefits you deserve for your injury.
- High blood pressure may qualify a veteran for disability payment. We can help you fight your denial or increase your disability rating.
Learn what soldiers and veterans need to know about hypertension (high blood pressure) and how it can potentially qualify them for disability benefits.
- Veterans who have been exposed to radiation likely have a disability claim. Our veteran's disability lawyers will find out for you.
Veterans of a foreign war need to know what to look for with regard to radiation exposure. Read our veteran's disability library article to learn if you are at risk, and to read about your legal options.
- Veterans with Lou Gehrig's disease NEED a lawyer. As one of the top Veteran's Disability Law Firms in the country, we can help.
Recent studies show an increase in the number of veterans who are developing Lou Gehrig's disease. Learn why at Keller & Keller LLP's Veteran's disability law site.
- You are a veteran with Cushing's Syndrome, and we are the veteran's disability law firm that can help you.
Thousands of our veterans are returning with disabilities. Cushing's Syndrome is a disability that can qualify a veteran for disability payments, and we know how to help.
- Veterans that have suffered a brain injury now have a choice.
Recent changes in our law now favor veterans suffering from brain injuries. NOW you have the right to CHOOSE who fights for your veteran's disability claim.
- Recent changes in our law now favor veterans suffering from Agent Orange exposure. NOW you have the right to CHOOSE who fights for your veteran's disability claim.
Veterans are still suffering and dying from the effects of Agent Orange. It's tragic, but there may be hope in the form of unclaimed veteran's disability benefits.
- You are a veteran that has suffered from hearing loss. Our veteran's disability lawyer would like to tell you how they can help you.
Recent changes in our law now favor veterans suffering from hearing loss. NOW you have the right to CHOOSE who fights for your veteran's disability claim.
Frequent Questions for Veterans Disability Benefits:
- What amount can I expect each month from the VA for my disability?
- Am I allowed to work if I receive a 100% IU veteran's disability rating from theVA?
- Who is eligible forveteran's disability benefits and/or pay?
- I am a veteran, and was approved for by the Social Security Adminsitration for disability benefits, am I automatically qualified to received veteran's disability benefits?
- How much does veteran's disability benefits pay?
- How are veterans' disability benefits rated?
- What does it mean if I have received a veterans disability rating of 0%?
- How do I apply for VA disability benefits?
- If I have applied forveterans disability benefits, can I re-apply or appeal the decision?
- Can my veterans' disability rating increase or decrease?