Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Kansas City, Kansas
Are you a veteran with a service-related injury or illness living in Kansas City, Kansas? If so, you may qualify for monthly disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
If you already filed a claim and VA denied you benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) attorney serving Kansas City, Kansas may be able to assist. The team at CCK is dedicated to helping veterans secure the disability compensation they deserve.
Call 800-544-9144 today to learn more.
VA Resources Available to Kansas City, Kansas Veterans
VA offers a variety of services to veterans living in Kansas City, Kansas, including information on disability compensation, assistance with claims and appeals, VA health care benefits, regional and community-based programs, and more.
Veterans can access these resources by visiting or calling the following locations:
The Wyandotte County VA Clinic offers primary care, behavioral health, personal care, and psychiatry services for veterans. This Kansas City clinic can be reached at 800-574-8387.
Other nearby clinics include:
- The Johnson County/Radiation Oncology VA Clinic in Overland Park; and
- The Johnson Country VA Clinic in Shawnee.
VA Medical Center
The closest VA Medical Center to Kansas City, Kansas is the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas. This Medical Center operates under the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, which incorporates the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka as well.
Kansas City veterans seeking inpatient and outpatient care at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center can contact the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System to schedule an appointment or ask a question.
Regional Benefit Office
The Wichita Regional Benefit Office currently serves the entire state of Kansas. This Regional Office offers outreach programs, assistance with applying for VA benefits, and more.
Veterans can now schedule a virtual appointment through Microsoft Teams. Call the Wichita Regional Office Teams number at 1-872-701-0185 and enter the conference ID, 449 630 427, when prompted.
How to Win VA Disability Benefits in Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City veterans seeking disability benefits for their service-related conditions must show proof of these three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis of a disability by a medical professional; and
- A medical nexus, or link, between the in-service event and current disabling condition.
If the veteran can show that their in-service event connects to their current disability, VA will grant service connection and assign a rating based on the severity of their condition. The veteran’s rating percentage then determines their disability benefit amount.
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
What Benefits Does a 100% Disabled Veteran Get in Kansas?
A 100 percent disabled veteran in Kansas with no dependents receives $3,146.42 in monthly benefits as of December 2020. Veterans with a 100 percent rating may also qualify for additional benefits, including:
- 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;
- Special Monthly Compensation;
- And more.
Appealing a VA Decision in Kansas City, Kansas
If you already filed for disability benefits and VA denied your claim, you can still appeal the decision. There are three ways to file an appeal in Kansas City, Kansas:
- 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 attorney may be able to help you with this process. Call CCK at 800-544-9144 to learn more.
Should I Get a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer?
It is important to note that VA regulates who can represent a claimant and how much they can charge under 38 CFR § 14.636 . Veterans (VA) disability attorneys will typically take a previously agreed upon percentage of recovered retroactive benefits only. It is illegal for accredited veterans’ advocates and attorneys to charge fees based on any future benefits.
Call CCK for Help with Your Appeal
If you have a current service-related medical condition but VA denied you disability benefits, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is here to help. Our team of accredited veterans’ advocates and veterans (VA) disability lawyers may be able to assist in alleviating the stress of the appeal process.
Call 800-544-9144 today for a free consultation.
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