Long Beach Veterans' Benefits Lawyer
Understanding VA Benefits
As a Veteran of the United States Military, you have the right to benefits if you have been injured in the course of your service. These benefits and services from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can aid you in coping with your disabilities and finding a fulfilling life as a Veteran. However, learning more about your rights and how you can qualify for benefits can help you have the best chance of coping with your losses.
Call The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV at (562) 901-0840 or (888) 454-5569 to learn more about your rights and the benefits to which you are entitled. Attorney Joseph H. Low IV is not only dedicated to protecting the legal rights of Veterans, he himself is a former Marine. Through a free consultation, you can learn more about how our legal team can aid you and help you determine the right course of action in your pursuit of benefits.
Qualifications for VA Benefits
While the Military keeps thorough records of all members of its branches, only those who meet specific requirements will be able to receive benefits. When applying for benefits that help you to cope with disabilities or the loss of a loved one in the midst of service, you will need to prove that these losses occurred during Military service, or afterward due to the effects of service. Through in-depth evidence, medical records, and the help of a skilled attorney, you will be able to prove your losses and receive the full amount of benefits that you need.
As a Veteran harmed by injury or illness in the line of service, you have the right to receive various types of benefits from the VA, each with their own types of aid and qualifications.
- Disability Compensation: Tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans who either became disabled during their service or suffered disabilities related to their Military service. The amount of disability depends on the severity of disability, ranging from 10 to 100 percent. A person must have been in active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training and not dishonorably discharged.
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC): Tax-free monetary benefit paid to the family of a service member who died while in service or from their service-related disabilities. Surviving spouses, unmarried children under the age of 18, and possibly parents can all qualify for DIC.
- Special Monthly Compensation (SMC): An additional amount of benefits paid when Veterans or their families have special circumstances or a specific disability, usually when continued care by a medical worker is needed. The amount is based on whether the Veteran has a spouse or children and what additional care is required.
- Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI): Mortgage protection insurance that pays off the home mortgage in the event that the service member is severely disabled or dies.
- Service-Disable Veterans' Insurance: Life insurance for service members who are in good health but are suffering from a service-related disability. Veterans must be categorized as disabled by the VA and apply within two years of notification.
- Adapted Housing Grants: Grants to help pay for homes that are adapted or to pay for a home modification that will accommodate a Veteran's disability. Only Veterans with severe disabilities are eligible, including paraplegia, blindness, serve burns, severe respiratory injuries, arm or hand loss, and disabilities resulting from service on September 11, 2001.
Finding You the Aid You Deserve
Veterans' disability attorney Joseph H. Low IV is dedicated to the rights and continued wellbeing of those who have served our country and must now cope with losses. Do not wait to begin pursuing the benefits you deserve, call (888) 454-5569 for a free consultation on your case from the legal team at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV.