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Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving El Paso, Texas

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability compensation to El Paso, Texas veterans with disabling conditions related to their military service.

If you applied for these benefits but VA denied your claim, an El Paso TX veterans disability lawyer from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick may be able to help.  Our veterans lawyers in Texas offer free consultations to veterans seeking assistance with their VA appeal.  Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 to learn more.

VA Facilities Serving Veterans in El Paso, Texas

VA provides health care and disability benefit services to El Paso veterans at several locations.  These include two Regional Offices, six VA clinics, and a Vet Center.

VA Regional Offices

Texas has two VA Regional Offices: the Houston Regional Office and the Waco Regional Office.  El Paso veterans can schedule a virtual or in-person appointment at one of these offices through the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA).

VA Clinics

The following VA clinics provide health care services to El Paso veterans, including primary care and mental health care:

Vet Center

The El Paso Vet Center offers confidential nonmedical counseling to veterans.  This includes counseling for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological effects of military service.  Veterans can schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment.

How to Get VA Disability Benefits in El Paso

To secure a grant of disability benefits from VA, veterans must have evidence of the three elements of service connection:

  • 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 current disability.

A medical professional can provide a nexus opinion for a veteran’s claim.  VA will also typically schedule a Compensation and Pension (C&P) exam to determine if there is a connection between the in-service event and the veteran’s disability.

VA Disability Benefit Amounts

Once service connection is established, VA will assign a disability rating based on the severity of the veteran’s condition, ranging from 0 to 100 percent.  The more disabling the condition, the higher the rating and compensation.

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

What Benefits Does a 100% Disabled Veteran Get in El Paso?

Veterans with 100 percent disability ratings and no dependents receive $3,332.06 per month from VA as of December 1, 2021.  Veterans with this rating may also be eligible for the following:

  • Medical, dental, and mental health care from VA’s Health Care Priority Group 1
  • A grant from VA to help build, modify, or buy a specially adapted home to meet a veteran’s needs
  • Military identification cards
  • Emergency care outside of VA
  • State-offered benefits (e.g., vehicle registration)
  • Dependents Educational Assistance
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) services
  • And more.

How to Appeal a VA Denial

If VA denied your claim for disability compensation, there are currently three ways to appeal the decision:

Veterans can hire a veterans disability lawyer to help them develop their appeal and gather relevant evidence.  However, it is important to note that VA regulates who may represent claimants in VA benefits cases and how much they can be paid under 38 CFR § 14.636.

Additionally, the lawyer or agent representing you must be accredited by VA.  The accreditation process exists to ensure that veterans and their family members received skilled and informed representation throughout the VA appeals process.

Reach Out to CCK Today

If VA denied your claim for benefits, a CCK veterans (VA) attorney serving El Paso, Texas may be able to help.  CCK has decades of demonstrated success in representing veterans before VA, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).  Call us today to schedule your complimentary case review.