Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Kossuth, IA
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awards disability benefits to veterans with service-related disabling conditions. If VA denied your claim for disability compensation, you have the right to file an appeal.
A veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Kossuth, Iowa at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you prepare, present, and prosecute your appeal. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 to schedule a free consultation.
VA Resources in Kossuth, Iowa
There are several VA resources located nearby Kossuth County in Iowa, including a Regional Office, a VA Medical Center, and several VA clinics.
The Des Moines Regional Office administers a variety of veteran programs, including information about VA health care, VA benefits, outreach programs, and public affairs.
Kossuth veterans can schedule a virtual meeting, a telephone call, or an in-person interview at the Regional Office. Appointments can be made through the Des Moines Regional Office’s online scheduling service or by phone at 515-323-7464.
VA Medical Center
The VA Central Iowa Health Care System operates a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical facility in Des Moines, Iowa. The VA medical center offers specialized medical and surgical services, residential outpatient treatment programs, mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) services, long-term care, and more.
To get in touch with a specific department or learn about a certain service, Kossuth veterans can consult the VA Central Iowa Health System’s phone directory.
VA Clinics Near Kossuth County, Iowa
- Decorah: Decorah VA Clinic
- Fort Dodge: Fort Dodge VA Clinic
- Mason City: Mason City VA Clinic
- Spirit Lake: Spirit Lake VA Clinic
Getting VA Disability Benefits in Kossuth, Iowa
VA awards disability benefits to veterans living in Kossuth County, Iowa who provide evidence of the following 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 current disability.
Showing evidence of a link between the in-service event and your current disability is essential to securing VA benefits. A medical professional can provide a nexus opinion showing service connection, or VA may schedule a Compensation and Pension (C&P) examination to determine the link between the two elements.
It is important to attend any C&P exams scheduled for you, as VA places a lot of weight on the results of the examinations. Missing a C&P exam often leads to a denial of benefits.
VA Disability Compensation Rates
If VA determines that you meet the criteria for service connection, you will be assigned a disability rating in the form of a percentage.
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
What Benefits Does a 100% Disabled Veteran Get in Kossuth, IA?
As mentioned above, a veteran with a 100 percent total disability rating and no dependents receives $3,332.06 per month from VA as of December 1st, 2021. Totally disabled veterans may also qualify for the following VA benefits:
- Medical, dental, and mental health care from VA’s Health Care Priority Group 1;
- A grant from VA to help build, modify, or buy a specially adapted home to meet a veteran’s needs;
- Military identification cards;
- Emergency care outside of VA;
- State-offered benefits (e.g., vehicle registration)
- Dependents Educational Assistance program;
- Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) services;
- And more.
Appealing a VA Decision in Kossuth, Iowa
If VA denied you service connection or if you believe your rating should be higher, you can file an appeal with VA. There are currently three ways to appeal a VA decision:
- Request a Higher-Level Reviewof your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Submit new and relevant evidence as part of a Supplemental Claim; or
- File a Notice of Disagreementwith the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Kossuth, Iowa may be able to help you gather evidence and present your appeal. Reach out to CCK today to learn more.
Call CCK Today!
If VA denied your disability claim, a CCK veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Kossuth, Iowa may be able to help. CCK offers free case reviews to veterans seeking legal assistance for their appeals to VA. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
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