Attorney George Sink, Sr. is more than a lawyer; he’s a disabled veteran himself. He served two tours in Vietnam before opening his law firm in 1977. Now, he dedicates his practice to helping injured veterans receive the disability benefits they need.
The South Carolina Veterans disability lawyers at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are committed to success. We can review your application, suggest what information can help your case, and appeal an unfavorable decision. We’re prepared to address all your questions and concerns from the very beginning.
Why Partner With Our Veterans Disability Law Firm?
Many veterans aren’t getting all the benefits they need. Even if you receive benefits, they may not reflect your condition.
Our firm fights to get you the money and benefits you deserve. Not only can we push against any denials, but we can also fight for any retroactive pay the government owes you.
Additional reasons to partner with us include:
We Offer Help on Contingency*
We don’t want you to worry about affording a lawyer. We’ll help with your Veterans disability application on a contingency-fee basis.* You don’t pay anything unless we obtain benefits for you. We don’t request hourly rates, retainers, and other ongoing payments. We recover payment from the funds we get for you.
We can explain more about this fee arrangement during your free case review.
We’re a Veteran-Founded Law Firm
We’re tired of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) backlog and bureaucracy. We believe that legal representation increases the chance of an application’s approval or benefit increase. We honor your service and sacrifice. After fighting for our country, we’ll fight for you.
We Have Over 40 Years of Experience
Our law firm has helped people apply for Veterans disability benefits and Social Security Disability benefits for decades. We’re well-versed in appealing denials, building solid cases, and pursuing fair results.
We’re a Client-Approved Firm in South Carolina
Our clients say great things about us, including:
- “U.S. Marine George Sink fought for his country, and he fought for me. I’m so thankful for George Sink’s help.” – Joey B.
- “When I found out George Sink was a Marine, the first thing that came to mind was leadership, and he’s a leader.” – Walter B.
- “You get a feeling, and I got a feeling – these are the people that are going to take care of me. And believe me – they have! They make everything convenient for you. To me, they’re top-notch people. They’re like family – they really are!” – Al F.
We Offer Free Case Reviews to Disabled Veterans and Their Families
We take the guesswork out of partnering with an attorney. Instead of leaving you to research your options for hours online, we can answer your case-related questions, including:
- How long does it take to get a decision?
- What information should my application have?
- What goes into filing an appeal?
- What can George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers do for me?
- What happens if I don’t get approved?
We can also explain what constitutes a disability and what medical evidence could prove it.
We Can Establish That You Qualify For Veterans Disability Benefits
VA requires you to establish both of these things:
- You have a condition that affects your body or mind; and,
- You served active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.
Also, you must prove one of the following:
- Your military service caused your condition, and you can link it to your service.
- You had a condition before joining the military, and your service made it worse.
- Your condition didn’t develop until after you left the military.
From here, if VA determines you qualify, it’ll assign a rating that reflects your disability. Your rating is a percentage from zero to 100. It determines what types of benefits (and how much) you receive.
We’ll Pursue the Benefits You Need and Deserve
VA offers these benefits to qualifying applicants:
- Monthly cash payments
- Educational ventures
- Home loans
- Life insurance plans
- Healthcare benefits
- Burial options
- Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E)
In addition to appealing a denial, we’ll assess your situation and ensure you’re receiving the amount you deserve. If not, we can work with VA to increase your benefits and payments.
Why Would My Application Get Denied?
VA may deny your application for many reasons. The American Homefront Project reports that, right now, the biggest reason is the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though stores are opening and the positivity rate is decreasing, many of VA’s offices remain closed.
In July 2020, over 1.5 million applications were backlogged, prompting reviewers to tear through as many applications as possible. This backlog sometimes resulted in unfair denials or long wait times.
Other reasons for denials include:
Your Application Did Not Clearly Tie Your Condition to Your Military Service
You must have a service-related condition to qualify for benefits. To establish a link (or “nexus”), we will use your medical records and testimony from your doctor.
Your Application Contained Misinformation or Errors
Sometimes, it’s hard to remember when you began and ended your military service––especially if it happened decades ago. You may also unknowingly provide the wrong information.
We can review your application for completion and accuracy so VA gets the “full picture” when making a decision. This involves contacting VA and reques
ting your military service records, such as your DD214, DD215, Report of Separation, and other release papers.
Call 888-612-7001 for a FREE Disability Consultation
Can I Lose VA Benefits After Getting Approved?
It is doubtful that VA will rescind your benefits after approval. However, it does happen. Periodically, VA will reexamine certain cases. If it suspects that you gave misleading information or made an error, it can reduce or deny benefits, per 38 CFR § 3.327.
If this happens, we will do everything possible to preserve your right to benefits. To protect your benefits, we may file an appeal or re-assert your condition’s severity.
Call Our South Carolina Injury Firm For More Information
Begin your free case review with George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers by calling (888) 612-7001. We can discuss your case’s potential and your legal options.