Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Springfield, OH
Veterans who have been disabled as the result of their military service are eligible to receive compensation benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you have developed a disabling condition related to your military service or have a condition that was aggravated by your military service, you may be eligible for VA disability benefits.
VA may deny a veteran’s claim for disability benefits, meaning that you may need to file an appeal. A veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Springfield, OH at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick may be able to help you with the appeals process. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
VA Facilities Serving Springfield, OH
VA Regional Offices often manage several critical VA programs, including health care, VA benefits, outreach programs, public affairs, and more. The Regional Office serving Ohio is the Cleveland Regional Office, located at 1240 East Ninth Street in Cleveland, Ohio.
VA Medical Center
There are five VA Medical Centers located in Ohio. The closest VA Medical Center to Springfield is the Dayton VA Medical Center, located at 4100 West Third Street in Dayton.
The other VA Medical Centers in Ohio are located in:
Ohio VA Clinics
There are many VA clinics that serve Ohio. Below is a list of VA clinics that serve Ohio:
- Akron: Akron VA Clinic
- Ashtabula: Ashtabula County VA Clinic
- Calcutta: East Liverpool VA Clinic
- Cambridge: Cambridge Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Cincinnati: Clermont County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Georgetown: Georgetown Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Grove City: Grove City Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Hamilton: Hamilton Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Lancaster: Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Lima: Lima Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Mansfield: Mansfield VA Clinic
- Marietta: Marietta Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Marion: Marion Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Middletown: Middletown Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- New Philadelphia: New Philadelphia VA Clinic
- Newark: Newark Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Parma: Parma VA Clinic
- Portsmouth: Portsmouth Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Ravenna: Ravenna VA Clinic
- Sandusky: Sandusky VA Clinic
- Sheffield Village: Lorain County VA Clinic
- Springfield: Springfield Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Clairsville: Belmont County Outpatient Clinic
- The Plains: Athens Community Based Outpatient Clinic
- Toledo: Toledo VA Clinic
- Warren: Warren VA Clinic
- Willoughby: Lake County VA Clinic
- Wilmington: Wilmington Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
- Zanesville: Zanesville Community Based Outpatient Clinic
How to Get VA Disability Benefits in Springfield, OH
If VA established service connection for a veteran’s disability, the veteran will then be assigned a disability rating for that condition. These ratings may range from 0 to 100 percent. Ratings are issued based on severity, with the higher ratings being assigned to the more disabling conditions.
The ratings a veteran receives are added together using VA math to get a combined disability rating. This combined disability rating will determine a veteran’s monthly compensation rate.
As of December 1st, 2023 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:
- 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
- 10 percent disability rating: $171.23 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $338.49 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $524.31 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $755.28 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $1,075.16 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,361.88 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,716.28 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,995.01 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $2,241.91 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,737.85 per month
To receive VA disability compensation, veterans in Springfield need to provide evidence of the following three things:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis of a disabling condition by a medical professional; and
- A nexus, or link between the in-service event and disabling condition.
Providing a nexus is crucial to proving service connection, as it establishes the link between the veteran’s medical condition and their military service. VA will usually schedule a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam to evaluate the veteran’s disability and the connection it has to their military service. Veterans may also visit their private physician to obtain a nexus opinion.
A nexus opinion should state whether the veteran’s condition is “at least as likely as not” connected to their military service.
Veterans with a combined disability rating of 30 percent or higher may be eligible for compensation for any qualifying dependents. Dependents include:
- A spouse
- Children under the age of 18
- Children between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending school
- A dependent parent
How to Appeal a VA Decision in Springfield, Ohio
If VA denies your claim, you have options for your appeal, under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) system:
- Higher-Level Review lane: Requesting a review of your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Supplemental Claim lane: Submitting new and relevant evidence as part of a supplemental claim; or,
- Notice of Disagreement: Filing a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
A veterans (VA) disability lawyer from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick serving Springfield, Ohio may be able to assist you in choosing the best appeal option for your case.
How Much Do Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyers Charge?
VA regulates who is eligible to represent veterans and how much representatives can be paid, specifically under 38 CFR § 14.636. An accredited veterans (VA) disability attorney typically charges on a contingency basis, meaning they will take a previously agreed upon percentage of recovered retroactive benefits.
Fees equal to or below 20 percent are considered reasonable by VA, while anything above 33.3 percent is presumed unreasonable. It is illegal to charge fees based on any future benefits.
CCK Is Here to Help Springfield, Ohio
If VA denied your claim for benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Springfield, Ohio may be able to assist you in appealing the decision. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.
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