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Did you serve in the military on active duty and later suffer from a disabling medical condition? You may be entitled to VA disability benefits. To win these benefits, however, you must make a compelling case to the VA, a task that is fraught with difficulty.

If you already applied for these benefits and received a denial, a veterans disability lawyer serving New Hampshire can help you file an appeal to win the benefits you need.

To learn more about filing an appeal, call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD today for a free consultation: 800-544-9144.

New Hampshire VA Benefit Resources

New Hampshire’s regional benefit office and medical center are both located in Manchester.

New Hampshire VA Regional Benefit Office

Manchester Regional Benefit Office

New Hampshire VA Medical Center

Manchester VA Medical Center

New Hampshire VA Statistics

As of 2016, New Hampshire has:

  • Over 108,000 residents who are veterans (more than 10 percent of the state’s adult population)
  • Over 19,000 veterans receiving disability compensation
  • Over 44,000 veterans currently enrolled in the VA health care system (over 30,000 have sought treatment at a VA medical center)

Half of New Hampshire’s veterans are 65 years or older; nearly nine percent of veterans are military retirees.

How to Win Your Appeal for VA Disability Benefits in New Hampshire

Often times, denials result from the veteran’s inability to prove that his or her condition is a result of an event, illness, or injury that occurred during military service. To file a successful appeal, we must:

  • Provide a current medical diagnosis of a disabling condition;
  • Establish the existence of an injury, illness, or event that occurred during your military service;
  • Establish a link between this in-service event, illness, or injury and your medical condition (known as a nexus).

To prove service connection, we might use one of the following methods:

  • Presumed service connection: In some cases, the VA assumes service connection for certain conditions. We will determine whether you served in a certain area or certain time that would require the VA to grant service connection.
  • Direct service connection: If the VA does not presume service connection, we must establish it on a direct basis. Direct service connection means there is a direct link between your condition and an in-service injury, illness, or event. To prove this, we will use your service and medical records, physicians’ statements, and statements from you and/or anyone who served with you.
  • Secondary service connection: In some cases, it is not possible to create a direct link. However, if your condition stems from another service-connected condition, we may be able to argue secondary service connection. For example, we might establish that your seizures result from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) you sustained in a fall during service.

VA Disability Compensation Levels

Another consideration when filing an appeal for VA benefits is your disability rating. The VA assigns this number after reviewing your claim and upon granting you benefits. The higher your combined VA disability rating, the higher your monthly compensation.

Your combined VA disability rating can be anywhere from 0 to 100 percent in 10-percent increments. You need a 10 percent rating or higher to receive monthly compensation; a 100 percent rating, indicating full disability, qualifies you for the highest monthly compensation.

Our VA disability attorneys know how to gather evidence and present it in a way that reveals the full extent of your disability, helping you receive not only a grant of benefits, but also the highest possible compensation.

The VA benefits schedule, as of December 31, 2018, is:

  • 10 percent disability rating: $140.05 per month
  • 20 percent disability rating: $276.84 per month
  • 30 percent disability rating: $428.83 per month
  • 40 percent disability rating: $617.73 per month
  • 50 percent disability rating: $879.36 per month
  • 60 percent disability rating: $1,113.86 per month
  • 70 percent disability rating: $1,403.71 per month
  • 80 percent disability rating: $1,631.69 per month
  • 90 percent disability rating: $1,833.62 per month
  • 100 percent disability rating: $3,057.13 per month

If you receive a combined disability rating of 30 percent or higher, you are eligible for additional benefits for your dependents (e.g., spouse, dependent children, and dependent parents).

Call 800-544-9144 for Help With Your VA Disability Benefit Claim.

We want to help you win the disability benefits you rightly earned by serving our country. Call our office at 800-544-9144 to discuss your case for free.


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