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Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Binghamton, New York

Some veterans living in Binghamton, New York may be able to receive a grant of benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  In order to receive a grant of disability benefits, you must apply.  Your VA claim will then be assessed and either approved or denied.

However, if you received a denial of benefits you do have options.  In some circumstances, you may be able to appeal the denial to secure VA disability benefits for your medical condition. Find out more by contacting Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (800) 544-9144.

Binghamton VA Benefits Resources

The state of New York is home to two regional VA benefits offices.  There are also several medical care facilities located throughout the state.  Many are within easy driving distance of Binghamton.  Depending upon your situation, you may visit any of these facilities to get the care that you require.

VA Regional Benefits Office Serving Binghamton

  • Buffalo, New York Regional Benefits Office
  • New York Regional Benefits Office

VA Medical Centers Serving Binghamton

  • Binghamton VA Clinic
  • Bainbridge VA Clinic
  • Sayre VA Clinic
  • Tompkins County VA Clinic
  • Wayne County VA Clinic

Binghamton VA Statistics

There are more than 20 million veterans living in the United States.  Based on a report from the NYS Health Foundation, around 800,000 of these veterans live in the state of New York.  A number of these veterans are located in Broome County and the city of Binghamton.  In fact, there are between 70 and 79 veterans for every 1,000 residents in Broome County.

As you can see, if you are a veteran living in Binghamton, NY you are not alone.  Many of your fellow veterans decide to get legal assistance when handling a denied claim for VA disability benefits.  You may also seek legal advice by contacting the experienced team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD.

Building Your VA Disability Benefit Appeal

Receiving a denial of your disability benefits may be a stressful experience. However, you may still be able to get disability benefits after an initial VA claim denial. To secure VA disability benefits, you must demonstrate that:

You Have a Current and Diagnosed Medical Condition

You may not receive a grant of disability benefits unless you have a medical diagnosis indicating that your current health condition meets VA requirements.  This means you must have confirmation from your doctor or healthcare provider indicating that you have a health condition.  The results of medical tests may support a doctor’s statement.  You must visit a doctor to get a diagnosis before applying for VA benefits.

You Faced an In-Service Event, Injury, or Illness

After establishing that you have a current medical condition, you must demonstrate that you went through a damaging event, illness, or injury while you were serving in the military.  Establishing this may involve reviewing your military records, speaking with friends and family, or talking with other individuals who served with you.  In-service events could include:

  • Training exercises
  • Combat missions
  • Exposure to chemicals

We may be able to help you build an appeal for VA disability benefits.  Contact us at (800) 544-9144 for a free  case review to see if we can assist.

Your Current Condition Is Tied to the In-Service Event

Finally, you must demonstrate that there is a medical link, or nexus, connecting your present medical condition and the event, illness, or injury that occurred during your military service.  You may have to submit to a Compensation and Pension examination to establish a medical nexus.  However, you may also gather opinions from your own treatment provider or primary physician.

Review the Combined Disability Ratings for Veterans

It is important that you understand your combined disability rating.  Your combined disability rating determines the amount of disability benefits you may receive each month.

When you are granted service connection, your health condition is assessed by a rating specialist who determines your disability rating based on the severity of your symptoms.   If you have more than one condition, your ratings will be added together using VA math to form a combined disability rating.

The 2020 disability compensation rates are as follows for an individual:

  • 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

You may speak with the experienced legal team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD to learn more about your combined disability rating.

Get Help from VA Disability Attorney Serving Binghamton Today

Do you have questions about appealing a denial for VA benefits in Binghamton?  If so, you may be able to find the answers you are looking for by contacting Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD.  We may be able to help you establish that:

  • You have an in-service event, injury, or illness
  • You have a current diagnosis by a medical professional
  • There is a medical nexus, or link, between your in-service event, injury, or illness and your current diagnosis

We may be able to help you secure VA disability benefits.  Get in contact with a veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Binghamton, New York to review your legal options for appealing your denial.  You can contact us easily by calling (800) 544-9144 for a free case review.  You may also complete our online contact form.