Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Boise, Idaho
Are you a veteran living in Boise, Idaho with a disabling condition caused by your military service? If so, you may qualify for disability compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
If you already filed a claim but VA denied you benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Boise, Idaho may be able to help you appeal the decision.
Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 for a free case evaluation.
VA Resources Serving Boise, Idaho
There are several facilities in Boise, Idaho providing VA resources to veterans. These include the Boise Regional Office, the Boise VA Medical Center, a Vet Center, and a nearby outpatient clinic.
The Boise Regional Office processes all Idaho veterans’ disability claims. It also administers a variety of other services for veterans living in Boise, such as information about VA healthcare, loan guaranty, pension, employment, outreach programs, and more.
To schedule an appointment or ask a question, the Boise Regional Office can be reached at 800-827-1000.
VA Medical Center
The Boise VA Medical Center offers primary care, specialty care, certain surgeries, dental services, optical services, rehabilitation, mental health services, and more.
Veterans can reach out to a specific department or access telehealth services through the Boise VA Medical Center phone directory. Veterans can also schedule an appointment online through My HealtheVet.
Other VA Resources
Securing VA Disability Compensation in Boise, Idaho
If you are a veteran living in Boise, Idaho with a service-related injury or illness, you can apply for VA disability compensation. To secure a grant of benefits from VA, you must provide evidence of service connection. Generally, VA grants entitlement to service connection to veterans who have proof of these three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis of a disabling condition by a medical professional; and
- A “nexus”, or link, between the in-service event and your current disability.
Establishing a “nexus” is essential to proving your claim for disability benefits. A medical professional or private physician can provide a nexus letter to substantiate the claim.
Typically, a nexus letter only needs to state that service connection is “at least as likely as not”, meaning there is at least a 50 percent chance the veteran’s condition was caused or aggravated by military service.
VA Disability Compensation Rates
Once VA grants service connection, they will assign a disability rating, in the form of a percentage, to your condition. If you have multiple conditions, the disability ratings will be combined using VA math. This combined disability rating will then determine your monthly compensation rate.
As of December 1st, 2023 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:
- 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
- 10 percent disability rating: $171.23 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $338.49 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $524.31 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $755.28 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $1,075.16 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,361.88 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,716.28 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,995.01 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $2,241.91 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,737.85 per month
Appealing a VA Decision in Boise, Idaho
There are currently three ways to appeal a VA denial of benefits:
- 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 LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Boise, Idaho may be able to help you choose which appeal lane best fits your individual situation.
How Much Can a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Charge?
If you are considering getting a veterans (VA) disability attorney to assist you with the appeal process, it is important to note that VA regulates who can represent a veteran and how much they can be paid under 38 CFR § 14.636.
A veteran representative can charge fees based on recovered retroactive benefits only. Essentially, if you do not win any benefits, the representative will not be paid.
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 Disabled Veterans in Boise, Idaho
If VA denied you disability compensation for your service-related illness or injury, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Boise, Idaho may be able to help. CCK offers free case reviews to determine if and how we can help you secure VA compensation.
Reach out to CCK now at 800-544-9144 to get started.
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