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Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Are you a veteran living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with an injury or illness related to your military service?  If so, you may qualify for disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

If VA denied you disability benefits on your claim, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Coeur d’Alene, Idaho may be able to help.

Reach out to CCK today at 800-544-9144 for a complimentary case review.

VA Facilities Serving Veterans in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The closest health care facility to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is the Coeur d’Alene VA Clinic.  Veterans living in or near Coeur d’Alene may also access certain VA resources by phone or online.

Community Based Outpatient Clinic

The Coeur d’Alene VA Clinic provides a variety of services to veterans, including primary care, diabetes and lipid management, nutrition, and patient orientation.  It also offers counseling in the following areas:

  • Addiction counseling
  • Substance Abuse Treatment counseling
  • Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress counseling
  • Depression counseling

To schedule an appointment or ask a question, veterans can call the Coeur d’Alene VA Clinic at 208-665-1700.

Regional Office

The Boise Regional Office serves the entire state of Idaho.  Veterans seeking VA disability benefits who live Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will have their claims processed at this Regional Office.

The Boise Regional Office also offers additional services, such as outreach, counseling, loan guaranty, pension, and more.  Veterans can call the office at 800-827-1000 to learn more.

How to Win Disability Compensation in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

To qualify for VA disability compensation, veterans must provide evidence of the following three elements of service connection:

  • 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 the current disability.

Providing a nexus, or proof of a link between the in-service occurrence and your current condition, is essential to establishing service connection.  A medical professional can provide a nexus opinion for your claim, or VA may schedule a Compensation and Pension examination (C&P) to determine if a connection is “at least as likely as not.”

How VA Rates Service-Connected Disabilities

Once service connection is established, VA will assign a rating, ranging from 0 to 100 percent in increments of 10, to your disability.  If you have multiple service-connected conditions, VA will combine the ratings using VA math.  This combined disability rating will determine your monthly compensation rate.

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

Veterans with a combined disability rating of 30 percent or higher and at least one qualifying dependent may receive additional compensation.  Dependents may include:

  • A spouse
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Children between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending school
  • A dependent parent

How to Appeal a VA Decision in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

If VA denies you disability compensation on your claim, you have the option to file an appeal.  There are three ways to appeal a VA decision:

Should I Get a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer?

A veterans (VA) disability lawyer may be able to help you choose which appeal lane best fits your unique situation.  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.  Fees equal to or below 20 percent are considered reasonable by VA, while anything above 33.3 percent is presumed unreasonable.

CCK Is Ready to Serve Veterans in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

If you are a veteran living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with a service-related disability and VA denied you benefits, reach out to a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer today.  A CCK accredited veterans’ representative may be able to assist with developing your appeal and gathering evidence.

Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 for a free consultation.