South Carolina Veterans Disability FAQ
Are you a veteran who is not receiving all of the benefits you are entitled to? If so, it may be in your best interest to contact George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, where we work to ensure the rights of our clients are protected. Our South Carolina social security attorney assists both mentally and physically disabled individuals who are looking to file veteran disability claims. Our attorney is a disabled veteran himself, giving him an invaluable understanding and unique perspective into how these types of cases are handled. If you have any questions regarding your veterans disability claim, feel free to go through our quesion and answer section below. Contact our firm for any additional inquiries you may have.
Veterans disability benefits are a form of compensation provided to veterans with service-connected disabilities. These disabilities may be ones that they received or aggravated during military service or service related disabilities they experienced post-service. Compensation is paid monthly and based on the degree of a veteran's disability, known as their disability rating.
There are various types of claims disabled veterans can file based on their unique circumstances. These may include claims based on disabilities that were present when a veteran entered the military (pre-service disability), disabilities that occurred during active service (in-service disabilities), and disabilities that developed after a veteran left the military (post-service disabilities). Other types of claims include pre-discharge claims (for military members within 180 days of separation or retirement) and claims based on special circumstances.
You have the right to file an appeal if you are unhappy with the decision reached by a local VA office. Although you can appeal for any reason, the two most common reasons for appealing a claim are:
- The VA denied your claim for benefits; or
- You believe that your disability is more serious than the VA rated it. If you believe that you received an unfair disability decision or rating, our legal team can help you file an appeal.
The length of time is takes to complete a claim and receive benefits depends on a variety of factors, including the type of claim being filed, the nature of a veteran's disability, the number of disabilities being claimed, and the evidence provided. Our legal team focuses on submitting thorough claims and extensive evidence to help complete the process as quickly as possible.
Although you are not legally required to have an attorney when applying for veterans disability benefits, working with legal representation can make the difference in your case. Having a lawyer on your side can relieve the stress and difficulty of having to file a claim or appeal yourself. In addition, working with an attorney can increase your chances of being successful. According to a 2012 report from the VA Board of Veterans' Appeals, those who file veterans disability claims without the assistance of a lawyer are more than twice as likely to be denied than veterans who have legal assistance.
When you choose to work with our firm, you can benefit from the following:
- We are a Disabled Veteran-owned firm. Attorney George Sink was a medevaced Marine who served two tours in Vietnam. He and George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are passionate about helping his fellow disabled veterans obtain the benefits they need.
- Personalized, step-by-step guidance through the veterans disability application and appeal process.
- Knowledgeable veterans' advocates who are familiar with complex VA regulations. VA regulations and laws span more than 2,000 pages.
- Assistance with gathering evidence that supports your claim, including medical records and various forms and documentation.