Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Cincinnati, Ohio
For qualifying veterans who have a service-related medical condition, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers monthly disability compensation based on the severity of your condition.
If VA denied your initial application for VA disability benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Cincinnati, Ohio may be able to help you overturn the decision. Call (800) 544-9144 for your free case review today.
Benefit Offices Serving Cleveland, Ohio
The Cleveland Regional Office serves the entire state of Ohio. Staff at this office can help you understand your qualifications, gather necessary evidence, and review your claim to determine your eligibility.
The Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission can also assist you with understanding your eligibility and preparing your application. The staff at this location can answer questions and give guidance about other available benefits.
VA Medical Centers Serving Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center has campuses in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The Vine Street Campus in Cincinnati offers primary care, specialty care, and emergency services. The facility has care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) survivors as well as a renowned residential program for veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Clermont County VA Clinic
You may be able to visit the Clermont County VA Clinic for primary care. This outpatient clinic offers general care, optometry and podiatry services, and some additional medical aid.
Challenging a VA Decision in Cincinnati, Ohio
Generally, a grant of VA disability benefits requires three things:
- 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.
The rating specialist assigned to your case will review your claim, medical and service records, and any additional documentation to find evidence of these three things. After examining your file, they may assign you a combined disability rating. Your combined rating determines the amount of compensation you receive each month.
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
If you are rated at or above the 30 percent level and have any qualifying dependents, such as children under the age of 18, a spouse, or parents that live with you, you may be eligible for additional benefits.
Filing a Claim for Disability Benefits in Cincinnati, Ohio
There are two ways to apply for benefits:
- Submit all evidence of your service-related disability in a fully-developed claim; or
- Allow VA to obtain your medical records, service records, and any other necessary information to adjudicate your claim.
If you applied for disability benefits and VA denied your claim, there are a few reasons why this may have happened. The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to identity what went wrong. Call us at (800) 544-9144 for a complimentary evaluation of your case.
Appealing a Cincinnati VA Decision
Veterans now have three options for appeal under the AMA system. If you submitted a claim and received a denial, you can request a Higher-Level Review by a senior VA employee. If you have additional and relevant evidence and want to add it to your claim, you can file a Supplemental Claim. A third option is to submit a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
You have one year from the date on the VA decision letter to file an appeal. The team at CCK can help you understand your options and may be able to help you navigate the appeal process.
How a VA Disability Attorney Serving Cincinnati Can Help
If VA denied your initial claim for monthly disability compensation, you have one year to challenge this decision. If VA did not award you a grant of benefits, the team from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD serving Cincinnati, Ohio can review your case for free. We may be able to help you take action and secure monetary benefits for your service-related medical condition.
Call (800) 544-9144 today for your complimentary case review.
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