Bronx Veterans’ Benefits Lawyers
Veterans dedicate their lives to serving this country. When they are injured or disabled in the line of duty, we expect that they will be taken care of with no questions asked. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case and receiving the money and benefits that they deserve isn’t a given. The process of applying for veterans’ benefits can be complicated, time-consuming, and frustrating.
The Bronx disability lawyers of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C. believe that the men and women who have served our country deserve more than government red-tape. That is why we are honored to be able to represent disabled Bronx veterans and work with them to recover the benefits that they so deeply deserve. The legal team at Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C. is dedicated to helping veterans build strong and compelling claims to present to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We help them craft claims that give veterans the best chance of receiving the benefits they deserve.
If you are a disabled serviceperson with an injury or illness that prevents you from working or impacts your earning potential, we may be able to help you. We can review your situation and help you file a strong claim that demonstrates your need and why you deserve federal benefits. At Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C., we can also help resolve claims for those service-connected family members, such as spouses, who may have a claim to benefits as well.
Call us today at 516-921-1635 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Bronx Veteran Disability benefits attorneys. We want to give you the support and guidance you need to navigate the complicated disability benefits process.
The Veterans’ Disability Benefits Program
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a program called the VA disability compensation. This program provides certain qualified veterans with a monthly, tax-free payment. To be considered eligible to apply for the benefit, the VA requires that an individual must have served on active duty, active-duty training, or inactive duty training and have a disability for a service-connected condition. This condition can be an illness or injury that was caused by their military service or a condition that was made worse by active military service.
The list of injuries or illnesses that may be covered under this benefit is extensive as outlined by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs eligibility requirements. A disability may be the result of a chronic illness that appears within one year after discharge, such as diabetes or hypertension. A disabling injury or illness may also be covered if it was the result of exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals, such as Agent Orange, or something like Gulf War Illness. Those who spent time as prisoners of war may also qualify for VA disability compensation.
It’s important to note that family members of service members may be due compensation as well. The VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation or VA DIC program will pay out a monthly, tax-free benefit to a surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty or who died from a service-related injury or illness.
If you have questions about your eligibility, determining your disability rating, or whether a family member qualifies for benefits, contact the office of Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C. today. We can review your situation and offer advice and direction about which benefits you may be entitled to, and help you file your benefits claim.
Filing a Veterans’ Disability Claim
Filing a claim can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. Before you start completing the actual application, check to make sure that you are eligible for the specific program you are applying to receive benefits from. You will also want to take the time to gather all the medical information relevant to your disability. This information may include laboratory test results, doctor’s notes, hospital records, medical history, x-rays, diagnostic tests, a list of prescribed medications, physical therapy notes, or anything that relates to your injury or illness.
Once you have compiled all this evidence and information, you can begin thoroughly and accurately filling out the application required by the VA.
The claim itself can be filed in many ways:
Online through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Or by downloading the form, filling it out, and filing by mail:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444
You may also bring in your completed application and additional documents to a regional VA office. The closest regional offices to the Bronx are located at :
423 East 23rd Street
2nd Floor, Room 2207N
New York, NY 10010
423 East 23rd Street
Floor 15(s), Room 15108AS
New York, NY 10010
245 W Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Do I Need to Hire a Bronx Veteran Disability Attorney to Handle My Claim?
Unfortunately, many initial claims are denied, leaving veterans or their family members frustrated and feeling unsupported. A qualified Bronx Veterans’ Disability attorney understands what the government is looking for when they process these claims. At Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C., we help veterans build a strong and compelling case by assisting them in gathering the materials needed to demonstrate their medical needs.
We have the time and resources it takes to help you file a detailed and accurate claim and dedicate one on one time to meet with you to understand your needs. In the unfortunate event that a claim is denied, we also have the experience and skills to fight for you and mount an appeal.
Having an attorney on your side gives you an edge and offers the best possible chance at receiving a favorable outcome for your situation. Through every step of the process, we communicate clearly with you. You are never in the dark and will always have our help navigating the often-confusing system.
Contact an Experienced Bronx Veteran Disability Benefits Attorney Today
You sacrificed your health for this country. You deserve to collect the government benefits that you are entitled to. For help getting the veterans benefits you need, turn to the attorneys at Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C..
Call us today at 516-921-1635, and let’s get started moving in a positive direction.