Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Juneau, Alaska
Are you a U.S. military veteran suffering from a service-related medical condition in Juneau, Alaska? If so, you may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits. VA offers monthly compensation to veterans who prove their ongoing condition or conditions are connected to their time on active duty.
If VA denied you benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) lawyer serving Juneau, Alaska may be able to help. The CCK accredited attorneys and advocates know the ins and outs of securing compensation for disabled veterans.
Call 800-544-9144 to learn more.
VA Facilities Serving Juneau, Alaska
Veterans living in or near Juneau, Alaska have access to a VA outpatient clinic, as well as a few remote resources.
Juneau Veterans can access Alaska VA Healthcare services through the Juneau VA Outreach Clinic. This outpatient clinic provides primary care, preventative screening, immunizations, and mental health services. Veterans can schedule an appointment or ask questions by calling 907-796-4300.
Regional Benefit Office
The Anchorage Regional Office can answer questions about VA benefits, the claims and appeals processes, employment opportunities, care at community-based outpatient clinics, outreach programs, and more.
How to Get VA Benefits in Juneau, Alaska
To prove service connection and secure monthly VA disability compensation, veterans must offer proof of the following three things:
- An event, injury, or illness occurring during active military service;
- A current diagnosis of a medical condition by a qualified professional; and
- A medical “nexus”, or link, between the in-service event and current disability.
Establishing a nexus is essential as it ties your claim together. You may be required to attend a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam to obtain a nexus opinion, or ask a medical professional to write a nexus letter to include with your claim.
VA Disability Benefit Amounts
If VA accepts your disability claim, you will be assigned a rating ranging from 0 to 100 percent and increasing in increments of 10. Ratings are given based on the severity of symptoms, following the criteria laid out in the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD).
If you have multiple service-connected conditions, VA combines your ratings using VA math. Your combined disability rating will then determine your monthly compensation amount.
What Benefits Does a 100% Disabled Veteran Get in Juneau, Alaska?
Veterans with a 100 percent rating living in Juneau, Alaska will receive a grant of $3,146.42 per month as of December 1, 2020. You may also receive additional compensation for any qualifying dependents.
As of December 1st, 2020 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:
- 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
- 10 percent disability rating: $144.14 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $284.93 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $441.35 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $635.77 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $905.04 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,146.39 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,444.71 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,679.35 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $1,887.18 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,146.42 per month
If VA awarded you a grant of benefits but you believe your disability rating should be higher, there are a few ways to appeal the decision.
Appealing a Juneau, Alaska VA Disability Denial
Under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA), veterans can now appeal a VA decision in one of three ways:
- Requesting a Higher-Level Review of your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Submitting new and relevant evidence as part of a Supplemental Claim; or
- Filing a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney may be able to help you choose the appeal lane that best fits your situation. To learn more, reach out to CCK today at 800-544-9144.
How Much Can a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Charge?
VA regulates who can represent a veteran and how much they can be paid under 38 CFR § 14.636. Accredited veterans’ advocates and lawyers will typically charge on a contingency basis, meaning they only take a percentage of any retroactive benefits the veteran secures. Attorneys are not allowed to take a portion of future benefits.
Fees equal to or below 20 percent are considered reasonable by VA, while anything above 33.3 percent is presumed unreasonable.
How CCK Can Help With Your Juneau, Alaska Appeal
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Juneau, Alaska may be able to help you navigate the appeal process. The team of accredited agents and attorneys at CCK knows how to successfully advocate on behalf of veterans and win them the benefits they deserve.
If you have a service-related condition and VA denied you disability benefits, call 800-544-9144 to schedule a free consultation.
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