The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability benefits for veterans in New York who suffer from disabling medical conditions as a result of their military service. If you have a disability that arose from your time in the military, you might be eligible to receive monthly compensation, healthcare, and other benefits from the VA. You can receive VA disability even if you are not 100 percent disabled.
A VA disability lawyer serving New York at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can help you receive the VA disability benefits to which you are entitled. Many veterans find the process complex and frustrating, and denials are common.
Our legal team has helped many veterans win benefits, and we can help you avoid the pitfalls that have kept others from receiving grants. We offer free consultations to all veterans, so call us today at 800-544-9144 to schedule yours.
New York VA Benefit Resources
As the fourth-largest U.S. state by population, New York offers two Regional Benefit Offices for assistance with your disability claim — one in New York City, the other in upstate New York. Also scattered around the state are many VA Medical Centers, hospitals and medical facilities offering free or discounted medical services exclusively to veterans.
New York VA Regional Benefit Offices
New York VA Medical Centers
New York VA Statistics
As of 2016, more than 800,000 veterans live in New York State, composing approximately 5.4 percent of the state’s total residents. Over 125,000 veterans in the state receive VA disability benefits, and over 384,000 New York veterans are enrolled in the VA healthcare system. Over 226,000 veterans received treatment at New York VA medical facilities in 2016.
Of the veterans currently living in New York, over 52 percent are 65 years or older, and nearly five percent are military retirees.
How to Win VA Disability Benefits in New York
The attorneys at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD have helped many disabled veterans win the benefits they deserve. We can put our resources to work for you, giving you the best chance of a favorable outcome for your appeal.
For your appeal to be successful, we need to prove three things to the VA:
- Evidence that an in-service injury, event, or illness occurred;
- You have a current diagnosis by a qualified medical professional; and
- That the in-service injury, event, or illness and your current diagnosis are linked.
In certain situations, the VA presumes service connection, or that your condition stemmed from an event in your military service. For instance, if you served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 and later developed one of the ailments on the VA’s Agent Orange conditions list, the VA presumes the cause to be exposure to Agent Orange.
Perhaps the VA does not presume service connection for your condition. That is okay. We can establish service connection by gathering and presenting evidence that links a specific event in your military service to the diagnosis of your disabling condition. For instance, we can draw upon medical records, service records, and statements from your treating physician and your superiors in the military.
VA Disability Compensation Levels
In addition to helping you receive a grant of VA disability benefits, we will also take steps to help you receive the highest disability rating from the VA for which you qualify. This combined rating determines the level of compensation you receive each month, a 0 percent rating making you eligible for no monthly compensation (but possible ancillary benefits such as healthcare) and a 100 percent combined rating qualifying you for the highest monetary benefit.
As of December 31, 2017, the VA’s schedule of disability benefits is as follows:
- 10 percent disability rating: $136.24 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $269.30 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $417.15 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $600.90 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $855.41 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,083.52 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,365.48 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,587.25 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $1,783.68 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $2,973.86 per month
You can also receive additional compensation for dependents living in your household — but this only applies if you receive a combined disability rating of 30 percent or higher.
For a Free Consultation with a Team Member at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, Call 800-544-9144 Today.
The veterans advocates at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can help you put together a winning VA disability appeal. Let us help you the same way we have helped many disabled veterans over the years. For a free consultation, call 800-544-9144 today.
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