Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Anchorage, Alaska
Are you a military veteran living in Anchorage, Alaska with a service-related disabling condition? If so, you may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation.
If you already applied for benefits and VA denied your claim, a veterans (VA) disability lawyer from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD serving Anchorage, Alaska may be able to help you appeal the decision. Call 800-544-9144 today for a free case review.
VA Facilities Serving Anchorage, Alaska
Veterans living in Anchorage, Alaska have access to several VA facilities, including a Regional Benefit Office, a medical center, a vet center, and more.
Regional Benefit Office
The Anchorage Regional Office administers VA benefits for all Alaska veterans. It also offers outreach programs for veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness, women, elderly, and minorities.
Veterans living in Anchorage can visit or schedule a phone interview to learn more about these outreach programs and VA healthcare services, or how to apply for disability compensation. Book an appointment through the Anchorage Regional Office’s Interview Scheduling Page.
VA Healthcare System
The Alaska VA Healthcare System, located in Anchorage, provides primary, specialty, and mental health outpatient care to veterans. To schedule an appointment or learn more about services offered, call 888-353-7574. Veterans seeking specific healthcare services can also consult the phone directory.
Other VA Resources
How to Get VA Benefits in Anchorage, Alaska
In order to secure VA disability benefits in Anchorage, Alaska, veterans must show proof of these three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis of a disability by a medical professional; and
- A “nexus”, or link, between the in-service event and current disabling condition.
Veterans must demonstrate that their current medical condition is either directly or secondarily connected to or aggravated by the in-service occurrence. Private physicians, healthcare professionals, or VA doctors can provide nexus opinions as evidence of the link.
What VA Benefits Do Disabled Veterans Get in Alaska?
If VA accepts your claim, you will be assigned a rating based on the severity of your condition, ranging from 0 to 100 percent in increments of 10. The more disabling your condition, the higher the rating and compensation.
A 100 percent disabled veteran living in Anchorage, Alaska receives the highest benefit amount.
For reference, here are the monthly VA compensation amounts for each rating:
- 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
- 10 percent disability rating: $152.64 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $301.74 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $467.39 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $673.28 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $958.44 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,214.03 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,529.95 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,778.43 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $1,998.52 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,332.06 per month
VA also offers additional compensation for veterans rated at least 30 percent with qualifying dependents.
Appealing a VA Benefits Denial
Even if you secure a positive nexus opinion and offer plenty of evidence supporting your claim, VA may still deny you benefits. If this happens, you can submit an appeal in one of three ways:
- Request a Higher-Level Review of your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Submit new and relevant evidence as part of a Supplemental Claim; or
- File a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Anchorage, Alaska may be able to help you with this process. We can recommend the best avenue for your unique situation and may be able to assist you in gathering any additional documents needed. Call 800-544-9144 to learn more.
How Much Can a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Charge?
An accredited veterans (VA) disability attorney typically charges on a contingency basis, meaning they will take a previously agreed upon percentage of recovered retroactive benefits. Essentially, veterans lawyers will only be paid if the veteran secures VA compensation. It is important to note that veterans representatives are not allowed to charge fees based on any future benefits.
Fees equal to or below 20 percent are presumed reasonable by VA, and anything above 33.3 percent is considered unreasonable.
How CCK Can Help You Secure VA Benefits
If VA denied your claim, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) lawyer serving Anchorage, Alaska may be able to help. The team of experienced advocates and attorneys at CCK knows how to win VA disability benefits for veterans who deserve them.
Call us today at 800-544-9144 for a free consultation.
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