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 Vet Finally Receives Veterans’ Disability Benefits for Tinnitus
Description: A World War II vet forced to beg for change to support himself and his wife earned Veterans' Disability benefits after a woman alerted a local news source of his story.
- VA Hospital Exposes Thousands of Veterans to HIV and Hepatitis
Description: John Cochran VA Medical Center is under scrutiny after it was reported that nearly 2,000 veterans may have been exposed to one of three diseases, including HIV.
- What to Expect if You File for VA Disability Claims in 2010
Description: In the next year (2010) the VA expects to see a surge in VA disability claims. Having a VA disability lawyer can help ensure your claim isn't lost in the mix.
- Veterans Affairs Department Eases Some VA Disability Requirements
Description: The VA Department is easing requirements for many Gulf War and Iraq War vets, helping those suffering from certain conditions to obtain veterans disability benefits.
- Do you know if you're eligible for VA disability benefits?
Description: There are 5 ways to determine if you are eligible for VA disability benefits. If you have one of these 5 service-connected examples, we may be able to help you.
- Gulf War Veterans Should Be Cautious About Encouraging VA News
Description: The VA has a history of "saying" the right thing, but history has shown veterans that they don't always follow through with their plans.
- VA Reconsiders Rejected Gulf War Illness (Syndrome) Disability Claims
Description: Veterans with Gulf War Illness were previously denied disability due to lack of medical evidence. The VA is now offering a second chance to these vets.
- Will VA fix the veterans disability claims backlog in 2010?
Description: A strong effort is being made to fix the veterans disability claims backlog. Will it succeed? It's very possible.
- Vets with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) May Receive Upgrade
Description: If you were discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder, it's possible the VA wrongfully denied you benefits. Don't miss your chance for a reevaluation.
- President Obama Adds Pressure to VA's Disability Benefits Backlog Woes
Description: Inside we discuss 5 steps the VA could take to help increase the speed and accuracy of the veterans' disability claims process. Call us for a FREE evaluation.
- 3 Serious Diseases Have Been Linked to Agent Orange in Vietnam Vets
Description: If you are a Vietnam veteran with Parkinsons, B Cell Leukemia, or heart disease, it's possible that Agent Orange exposure is the cause and you are due benefits.
- 60 Minutes Uncovers Problems Facing Disabled Vets Waiting for Benefits
Description: Few people outside vets and military families know the struggle facing men and women who are patiently waiting for their disability benefits. Sixty Minutes investigates.
- Is the Veterans Administration a Friend or Foe to Disabled Veterans?
Description: A large number of veterans may view the Veterans Administration with distrust, but there appears to be positive signs that could hopefully change that opinion.
- Disabled Vets Receive Good News: "VA to expand disability claims test"
Description: New claims testing facilities are set to open for disabled veterans. This is good news for vets who have been put through a confusing process for too long.
- Burn Pits May Pose Long-Term Risks to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
Description: The controversy surrounding Iraq and Afghanistan "burn pits" has taken a peculiar turn. The military now claims that they may have been wrong about the risks.
Library for Veterans Disability Benefits:
- Can veterans with hearing loss or deafness receive disability benefits?
Description: Learn more about how veterans who have suffered from military-related hearing loss or deafness may be eligible for veterans disability benefits.
- Veterans Disability Benefits and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Description: One of the most common injuries suffered by our troops 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.
Description: Do you know that tens of thousands of veterans sleep out on the street each night in America? It's possible these vets can receive disability benefits.
- How Are Disabled Women Veterans Treated By Veteran Affairs?
Description: 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.
- It's possible a VA Disability Attorney can help you obtain benefits for sleep apnea.
Description: Sleep apnea can be a problem for US veterans, and many believe that the problem stems from the dust and toxins in the air that soldiers inhaled during service.
- Veteran’s Disability Benefits: Who Is Eligible?
Description: Learn more about who is eligible for VA disability compensation and what you need to complete the application process. If you have questions, call us FREE.
- Gulf War Syndrome (Gulf War Illness) is NOT a myth.
Description: Almost two decades after the end of the first Gulf War, "Gulf War Illness" is still with us. Find out if you 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.
Description: We discuss 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
Description: The process to obtain veterans disability benefits can be complex and long, and winning appeals can be difficult without an experienced VA disability attorney.
- Military veterans suffering from sexual trauma NEED to speak to an attorney. You may be losing out on your right to disability compensation.
Description: Many military veterans are unsure if they qualify for disability compensation due to sexual trauma. Learn more about the symptoms to see if you qualify.
- Did you know that veterans now have a CHOICE in who represents them for their disability?
Description: The number of soldiers in Iraq who have suffered eye injuries is equal to the numbers in WWII and Vietnam combined. You may be eligible for VA benefits.
- High blood pressure may qualify a veteran for disability payment. We can help you fight your denial or increase your disability rating.
Description: 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.
Description: Veterans of a foreign war need to know what to look for with regard to radiation exposure. Learn more about possible legal options and VA disability benefits..
- 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.
Description: Recent studies show an increase in the number of veterans who are developing Lou Gehrig's disease. Learn more in our veteran's disability law site.
- You are a veteran with Cushing's Syndrome, and we are the veteran's disability law firm that may be able to help you.
Description: Cushing's Syndrome is a disability that can qualify a veteran for disability payments, and we know how to possibly help.
- Veterans that have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) now have a choice.
Description: 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.
Description: 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
- 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.
Description: 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?