Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Georgia
If you are a Georgia resident who served our country on active duty in the U.S. military and became disabled due to an event, injury, or illness that occurred during service, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA grants disability compensation for service-connected medical conditions.
That said, if you face challenges during the application process leading to a denial of benefits, it may not be the end of the road for you. A VA disability attorney serving Georgia at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you appeal the decision.
You can schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team by calling 800-544-9144.
Georgia VA Benefit Resources
Georgia VA Regional Benefit Office
Atlanta/Decatur: Atlanta Regional Benefit Office
Georgia VA Medical Centers
|Augusta||Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center|
|Decatur||Atlanta VA Health Care System|
|Dublin||Carl Vinson VA Medical Center|
Georgia VA Statistics
As of 2016, Georgia has:
- Nearly 700,000 veterans living in the state (nearly nine percent of the state’s adult population)
- Over 176,000 state residents receiving VA disability benefits
- Nearly 307,000 veterans currently enrolled in the VA health care system (over 204,000 who have sought treatment at a VA medical center)
Georgia’s veteran population includes 38 percent who are 65 years or older and over 13.7 percent who are military retirees, meaning they completed enough years of service to retire with full military benefits.
How to Win VA Disability Benefits in Georgia
If you served in the military and have a valid diagnosis of a disabling condition, it does not mean you will automatically qualify for VA disability benefits. You must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Evidence of an event, injury, or illness during active duty service;
- A current diagnosis of a disabling medical condition by a qualified professional; and
- A link between the event, injury, or illness and your current disability.
Establishing this link, or “nexus,” represents the most important component of a successful claim and, if necessary, a successful appeal. It is important to submit as much evidence as possible to prove this nexus between the event in your military service and your medical condition. This will significantly increase your chance of being granted VA disability compensation.
Should I Get a VA Disability Lawyer?
If VA denied you disability benefits and you are currently suffering from a service-related medical condition, you may want to consider hiring a VA disability attorney serving Georgia. VA lawyers in Georgia can take on the responsibility of the appeal process, and help you gather the evidence needed to get your claim approved.
While you have the option to appeal the decision on your own, the process can be challenging. Our veterans attorneys serving Georgia from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can give you the best chance of receiving a grant of benefits by helping you avoid any missteps.
How Much Can a VA Disability Lawyer Charge?
While most VA disability attorneys in Georgia will charge a contingency fee based on recovered retroactive benefits, it is illegal to charge a fee based on future benefits. If the team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD takes on your case, we will not get paid unless you do.
VA Disability Compensation Levels
While we must first prove service connection, we also take it upon ourselves to argue for the highest possible combined disability rating, as this number determines how much you will receive in monthly compensation.
VA rates your disability between 0 and 100 percent. At a 0 percent rating, you do not receive monthly compensation, but you might qualify for other benefits, including health care. A 100 percent disabled veteran in Georgia qualifies for the maximum in benefits.
As of December 1st, 2021 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:
- 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
If you have a combined 30 percent rating or higher, you can receive additional compensation on behalf of dependents in your household, including your spouse, children, or dependent parents. View more information and an infographic of the 2021 VA disability pay chart.
We Offer Free Consultations to All Veterans — Call Us Today
If you served our country and are now disabled due to your service, we want to help. A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans attorney serving Georgia may be able to fight for the benefits you deserve.
We have helped thousands of veterans secure the disability compensation they are rightfully owed, and we may be able to put our resources to work for you. Call 800-544-9144 today to schedule your free consultation.
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