It’s certainly not a new story: the strong young soldier leaves for deployment halfway around the world, saying goodbye to family and friends, and sometimes even heading into combat. It’s unknown what will happen, but everyone hopes for the best as our service members put their lives in peril to keep their country safe. It is a new story altogether, however, and a new journey, when you or a family member returns from military service with permanent injuries.
Readjusting to Civilian Life
Re-adjusting to civilian life is hard enough for those without injury. Whether disabilities are physical, mental, emotional, or all of the above, to come home hurt, in pain, and unable to work—perhaps ever again—is immensely difficult to deal with. And while working on your physical and mental health is crucial, unfortunately, finances and bills won’t pause while you focus on your recovery. If you are disabled and experiencing financial stress, the challenge might feel almost insurmountable at times. This can be exacerbated if you feel like you are not receiving enough in disability benefits, or maybe you are not receiving any at all. If you are not receiving disability benefits, or your claim was denied, you may be ready to consult with an experienced veterans attorney from a law firm like Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick.
The Filing Process
If you have not applied for disability benefits but are unable to work due to something that happened during military service, you should file a claim. You’ll need to gather all your military documentation, any medical evaluations and opinions, and submit your application. I your claim was denied, you’ll need to decide whether you want to file an appeal.
If you have indeed been denied veterans disability benefits, our veterans attorneys at Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick can evaluate your case and help you explore your options. We know that your health is of the utmost priority and while you focus on taking care of yourself, let us handle VA and the legal.
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