Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Leavenworth, Kansas
Veterans living in Leavenworth, Kansas with service-related conditions may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits.
If you filed a claim for your service-related disability and VA denied you benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Leavenworth, Kansas may be able to help.
Call 800-544-9144 today to schedule a free case review.
VA Resources in Leavenworth, Kansas
There are several VA services available to veterans living in Leavenworth, Kansas, including a Medical Center, nearby VA clinics, and more.
VA Medical Center
The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System offers medical care at two locations, both serving more than 36,000 veterans living in Kansas and Missouri. The Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, one of the two centers, is located in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Leavenworth 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 a variety of outreach programs, guidance regarding eligibility and how to apply for VA benefits, and more. The staff at this office can be reached via phone at 316-469-0834.
Veterans can also 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.
The Regional Benefit Office also has an Intake Site at Fort Leavenworth offering pre-discharge claims assistance. Those still active in the U.S. military can file a claim for disability benefits 180 to 90 days before separation from service.
How to Get VA Benefits in Leavenworth, Kansas
VA awards disability benefits to veterans living in Leavenworth, Kansas who show proof the following three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis of a disability by a medical professional; and
- A “nexus”, or link, between the in-service event and current disabling condition.
Establishing a nexus is essential to securing disability compensation from VA. A medical professional can provide a nexus opinion for a veteran’s claim, or VA may schedule a Compensation and Pension examination (C&P) to determine if there is a connection between the in-service event and the veteran’s disability.
What Benefits Does a 100% Disabled Veteran Get?
If VA determines a veteran is eligible for benefits, the veteran will receive a Rating Decision Letter detailing their disability rating(s). VA awards a monthly benefit amount based on the veterans combined disability rating.
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
For veterans with no dependents living in Leavenworth, Kansas with a 100 percent disability rating, this means $3,146.42 per month as of December 2020.
How to Appeal a VA Decision in Leavenworth, Kansas
If VA denies your claim for disability benefits in Leavenworth, Kansas, you can still appeal the decision. There are currently three ways to file an appeal under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA):
- 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.
Getting a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer in Leavenworth, Kansas
A veteran (VA) disability lawyers may be able to help you file an appeal. Accredited attorneys and advocates can help develop your case and ease the challenging appeal process.
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Leavenworth, Kansas may even be able to file the appeal on your behalf. Call CCK at 800-544-9144 to learn more.
How Much Can a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Charge?
A veterans (VA) disability lawyer will typically charge on a contingency basis, meaning they will only take a previously agreed upon percentage of recovered retroactive benefits. If the veteran does not win any benefits, the attorney will not be paid. Accredited veterans’ advocates and attorneys cannot take a percentage of any future benefits the veteran may win.
It is also important for VA to regulate how much a lawyer or agent can be paid under 38 CFR § 14.636 . 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
If you are a veteran living in Leavenworth, Kansas and VA denied your claim, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney may be able to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Reach out to CCK today at 800-544-9144.
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