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Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Rochester, New York

Veterans living in Rochester, New York may be eligible for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if they suffer from a service-related medical condition.  However, unfortunately, many veterans who file claims with VA are denied benefits.

In this situation, a veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Rochester, New York may be able to help you.  The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you build an appeal for your denial of benefits.  Find out more about how we may be able to assist you by calling us at (800) 544-9144.

VA Resources Serving Rochester, NY

There are hundreds of thousands of veterans in the state of New York.  A significant percentage of these veterans live in the area around Monroe County and Rochester. Although Monroe County does not contain any medical centers, you may have access to smaller clinics in Rochester and the surrounding areas.  You can review the locations of VA clinics, veteran’s medical centers, and VA benefits offices below.:

VA Regional Benefit Office Serving Rochester

VA Medical Centers Serving Rochester

Rochester VA Statistics

As we mentioned, there are many veterans living in New York.  According to the NYS Health Foundation, New York state has the fifth-largest number of veterans in the country.  The veterans living in the state have served the country in many different armed conflicts, including:

  • 6% of veterans served in World War II
  • 11% of veterans served in Korea
  • 32% of veterans served in Vietnam
  • 26% of veterans served in the Gulf War Era
  • 11% of veterans serviced post-9/11

Here at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, we may be able to offer you professional assistance with VA disability appeal, no matter when you served our country.  Call us today at (800) 544-9144 for a free initial consultation.

Get Help Appealing a Denial for Your VA Disability Benefits

Receiving a denial for VA disability benefits may take you by surprise.  Many veterans count on VA disability benefits to help cover their expenses if they are dealing with a serious medical condition.  A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Rochester, New York may be able to help if you received a denial on your claim for disability benefits

Generally, in order to receive a grant of benefits, you must be able to prove:

  • An in-service event, injury, or illness;
  • A current diagnosis by a medical professional; and
  • A medical nexus, or link, between your in-service event, injury, or illness and your current diagnosis.

You must be able to demonstrate a medical nexus between the in-service event, injury, or illness and your current medical condition.  Evidence that might support this connection could include:

  • Military service records
  • Medical treatment records
  • Current medical diagnosis
  • Lab test results
  • Physician statements

It may also be helpful to get an additional medical opinion from a vocational expert.  Our veterans advocates can help you to build a strong case for appeal, and may be able to advise you as to what kinds of evidence would be most beneficial to your case.

Understanding VA Disability Ratings

If VA grants you service connection, a rating specialist will review your claim and assess your health condition to determine your combined disability rating. The amount of monthly compensation you may receive is based on your combined disability rating.

Ratings are assigned in 10 percent increments, ranging from 0 to 100 percent, based on VA determination of your medical condition.

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

Veterans rated at or above 30 percent may be eligible for additional compensation if they have qualifying dependents.  These dependents may include::

  • Spouse
  • Dependent children
  • Dependent parents

Appealing Your Denied Veterans Disability Benefits

You do not have to try to handle an appeal on your own if you received a denial from VA.  You may reach out to the experienced team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD to get legal help on your side.  We have years of experience building strong appeals for our clients.

Call VA Disability Attorney Serving Rochester, NY to Learn More

The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help if you received a denial of VA disability benefits.  We understand the appeals process and can help get you the benefits you deserve.  Contact a veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Rochester, New York for a complimentary case review.

You may contact one of our veterans advocates by calling (800) 544-9144. You may also complete our online contact form if you are interested in a free consultation about your legal options.