Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Kentucky
If you are a Kentucky resident who served in the U.S. military and became injured or ill, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. If approved for VA disability, veterans receive a monetary monthly benefit along with access to other VA resources. Unfortunately, the application process for disability benefits can be challenging, even for veterans with diagnosed disabilities caused by service that severely impact their lives. If VA denies your veterans benefits, a veterans disability lawyer serving Kentucky can help you appeal this decision.
The Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD team serves veterans all over Kentucky. We want to help you fight for the VA benefits to which you are rightfully entitled. We offer a free initial case evaluation. Call 800-544-9144 today to speak with a member of our team.
Kentucky VA Benefit Resources
In Kentucky, veterans have several places to turn when in need of assistance from VA. The Commonwealth has one Regional Benefit Office and four VA Medical Centers. For legal help with a denial of VA disability benefits, the attorneys at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD proudly serve veterans in Kentucky, and we offer a free initial case evaluation. Call 800-544-9144 to speak with our team today.
Kentucky VA Regional Benefit Offices
Louisville: Louisville Regional Benefit Office
Kentucky VA Medical Centers
Ft. Thomas: Cincinnati VA Medical Center-Fort Thomas
Lexington: Lexington VAMC: Cooper Division
Lexington: Lexington VAMC: Leestown Division
Louisville: Robley Rex VA Medical Center
Kentucky VA Outpatient Clinic
Hopkinsville: Hopkinsville, Kentucky OPC
Kentucky VA Statistics
Roughly, 300,000 veterans live in Kentucky, comprising almost 9% of the population. Approximately 65,000 of these veterans receive disability benefits from VA. More than 143,000 veterans are enrolled in the VA healthcare system, and of these, nearly 102,000 have received treatment at a VA facility.
Approximately 45% of veterans living in Kentucky are 65 years or older and nearly 10% are military retirees.
The Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD VA Disability Legal Team Serves Kentucky Veterans
Starting with your free initial case evaluation, the Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD team is dedicated to fighting for you. We want to see to it that VA properly compensates you for the disabilities you have as a result of the sacrifices you made on behalf of our country.
Our team has fought and won VA disability for many of our clients. We know what it takes to put together a winning appeal. In order to receive a grant of VA disability benefits, we must show that you have a diagnosed disabling condition that was incurred during or caused by your military service.
You Have a Diagnosed Condition That Limits Your Functional Capacity
VA grants disability benefits to veterans whose conditions were incurred during or due to service and that limit their functionality to some degree. Limited functionality might refer to your ability to work or to your ability to carry out daily living activities, such as eating, bathing, and toileting. In general, the more severe your condition, the higher your disability rating, and thus the higher your benefit amount.
An Event in Your Military Service Caused Your Condition
In addition to providing evidence of a currently diagnosed condition, we must identify the illness, injury, or event during service and successfully argue that this event caused your current diagnosis. The event could be combat or a training mission or something such as a vehicle accident or even a gym mishap. What is most important is that we can provide evidence of a nexus, or link, between the in-service event and your current, diagnosed condition. This evidence could include your military and medical records or a professional medical opinion.
The VA Rating System
The monetary benefit amount of your VA disability depends on the severity of your condition, and our team puts great effort into gathering evidence and building an appeal that conveys the full extent of your disability. The difference in a combined VA disability rating of 10% and 100% amounts to several thousand dollars per month in benefits. We want to help you get every dollar you deserve.
If You Cannot Work Because of Your Service-Connected Condition, Ask Us About TDIU
VA has a special disability benefit that offers compensation at the 100% rate to veterans who cannot work because of their service-connected condition(s) but whose combined disability rating is not 100%. This benefit, known as Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU), pays the maximum schedular monthly compensation even if your combined disability rating is not 100%. For TDIU approval, we must prove that you are unemployable due to your service-connected disabilities.
We Fight For Your TDIU Benefits
If you applied for TDIU and were denied, we will gather evidence and put together a thorough, compelling appeal that shows VA that you are unemployable based on your service-connected condition(s).
Call for Your Free VA Disability Case Evaluation With Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
At Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, we believe that you should be compensated for the disabilities you have due to your military service. For your free, no-risk case evaluation, call our office today at 800-544-9144 to speak with a veterans disability lawyer serving Kentucky.
Kentucky Blog Posts
- VA Disability Benefits Appeals Reform: the New Claim Stream
The VA disability claims process is undergoing significant changes as it prepares for the full implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (Appeals Reform) in February 2019. Under Appeals Reform, the process for appealing VA benefits decisions is drastically different than the process under the current system, known as the Legacy appeals system. VA is […]
- VA Benefits for Dependents of Disabled Veterans
What Are Dependents for VA Purposes? For VA purposes, a dependent is a family member who relies on the veteran financially and meets certain criteria. Examples of dependents for VA purposes include: A spouse Unmarried children, including stepchildren, adopted children, and biological children, who: Are under the age of 18; or Are between the ages […]
- AFGE Letter Addresses Hiring Practices at Board of Veterans’ Appeals
On December 1, 2022, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) directed a letter to Congress addressing the “troubling hiring practices” for Veterans Law Judges (VLJs) at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). According to the letter, these hiring practices are negatively affecting the quality and productivity of the Board and “destroying employee morale.” The […]