Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Nashua, NH
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers monthly disability benefits to veterans suffering from service-related disabilities. If you are a veteran living in Nashua, New Hampshire with a disabling condition due to your time in military service, you may qualify for such benefits.
If VA denied your claim for disability compensation, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Nashua, NH may be able to help. Call 800-544-9144 today for a free case review.
VA Facilities Serving Nashua, New Hampshire
Although there are no VA facilities located directly in Nashua, New Hampshire, there are several facilities in nearby locations, as well as virtual resources available to Nashua veterans.
VA Medical Center
The Manchester VA Medical Center offers primary care, mental health care, long-term nursing care, palliative and hospice care, optometry, prosthetics, acupuncture, telehealth, and more services to veterans living throughout New Hampshire. Veterans can learn more about services provided and how to register for care by visiting Manchester VA Medical Center website or calling 603-624-4366.
The Manchester Regional Office administers a variety of VA services for New Hampshire veterans, such as disability compensation, insurance, education programs, loan guaranty, Veterans Readiness and Employment, and pension. The Regional Office also provides counseling about eligibility and how to apply for VA benefits and other outreach programs.
Veterans can visit the Manchester Regional Office website to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.
Other VA Clinics
- Conway, NH: Conway VA Clinic
- Keene, NH: Keene VA Clinic
- Littleton, NH: Littleton VA Clinic
- Portsmouth, NH: Portsmouth VA Clinic
- Somersworth, NH: Somersworth VA Clinic
- Tilton, NH: Tilton VA Clinic
How to Secure VA Disability Benefits in Nashua, NH
To qualify for VA disability benefits in Nashua, New Hampshire, you generally need 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.
Veterans must establish a nexus through medical evidence to secure disability compensation from VA. A private physician can provide a nexus opinion for a veteran’s claim, in which they state whether they believe that the veteran’s condition is “at least as likely as not” related to their military service. VA may also schedule a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam to determine if a link exists.
There are also additional types of evidence that can be useful in proving a claim for disability compensation. Some examples include:
- Service medical records
- Service personnel records
- Private and VA medical records
- Employment records (especially if the veteran is seeking Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU)
- Lay evidence (i.e., lay statements or buddy statements).
VA Disability Compensation Rates
Once service connection is established, VA will assign a disability rating, ranging from 0 to 100 percent, to your condition. Your combined disability rating (i.e., the combination of each of your individual ratings using VA math) determines your monthly compensation amount.
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 Nashua, NH?
As mentioned above, a veteran with a 100 percent disability rating receives $3,332.06 per month from VA as of December 1st, 2021. In addition to this compensation amount, 100 percent disabled veterans may also qualify for one or more of 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 Nashua
If VA denied your claim for disability compensation, you can appeal the decision in one of three ways:
- 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 veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Nashua, NH can guide you through the appeals process and help you secure the VA benefits you deserve.
How Much Can a Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Charge?
An accredited veterans (VA) disability attorney typically charges on a contingency basis, meaning they will take a previously agreed upon percentage of recovered retroactive benefits. Essentially, representatives will only be paid if the veteran secures VA compensation. It is important to note that veterans (VA) lawyers are not allowed to charge fees based on any future benefits.
Fees equal to or below 20 percent are presumed reasonable by VA, and anything above 33.3 percent is considered unreasonable.
How CCK Can Help Nashua Veterans
If VA denied your claim, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick veterans (VA) lawyer serving Nashua, NH may be able to help you appeal the decision. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 for a free consultation.
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