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5 Myths About Filing A VA Disability Claim

5 Myths About Filing a VA Disability Claim

Millions of veterans across the United States rely on disability benefits to make ends meet. In fact, the VA’s Disability Compensation program is one of the largest federal benefit programs in the country. In this blog post, we will dispel 5 myths about filing a VA disability claim.

I’m Not Entitled To Benefits

This is false. As long as your injury occurred or was made worse by your time in service, you can pursue it as a VA Disability claim. Granted, there needs to be sufficient evidence to support your claim, but the fact that it occurred outside of a combat zone doesn’t mean it can’t be service-connected.

Only an Honorable Discharge Warrants VA Disability Benefits

Further, a Veteran with an other than honorable discharge can get service-connected benefits in certain cases. However, getting a successful outcome under this type of discharge can be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Unfortunately, Veterans who received a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge are not entitled to VA Disability benefits.

Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is Just as Good as Hiring a Lawyer

We can’t speak for all lawyers, nor do we want to discredit the work that VSOs provide Veterans. At Christmas Injury Lawyers, we have been fighting for the injured for over 25 years and lots more experience than any VSO.

I Shouldn’t Pursue More Than One Disability at a Time

Often, Veterans tell us they don’t want to pursue multiple claims because they’re afraid it will slow down the process. They’d rather wait until one condition is approved before moving on to the next one.

Since all of your injuries impact each other, it is more logical to pursue all of your claims at the same time.  It will help save time by not loading up the system with multiple individual claims.

A Denial Isn’t The End of The Road

Not true at all. Most Veterans are denied the first time they apply. Once your initial application is denied, you can file a notice of disagreement.

Our law firm will explore every statute, every provision and every convention to appeal and overturn any verdicts or decisions that go against your claim.

If you’re stuck and don’t think you’ve got all of your answers, please contact us to discuss the  5 Myths About Filing a VA Disability Claim.

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