Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Texas
You can be eligible for disability benefits if you are a veteran who suffers from a medical condition that resulted from an in-service injury, illness, or event. Service-connected disability compensation is a monthly monetary benefit; your monthly benefit amount depends on your disability rating. You can qualify for these benefits even if you are not fully disabled and are still capable of working.
A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Texas at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can help you get the benefits you deserve. Our team has helped many clients appeal wrongfully denied benefits. Call us today to see how we can help you: 800-544-9144.
Texas VA Benefit Resources
Texas is the second-largest state in the U.S. by population, behind California, and it provides veterans with several Regional Benefit Offices and VA Medical Centers.
Texas VA Regional Benefit Offices
Texas VA Medical Centers
- Bonham: Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center
- Dallas: Dallas VA Medical Center
- Houston: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
- Kerrville: Kerrville VA Hospital
- Waco: Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Texas VA Statistics
As of 2016, nearly 1.6 million Texas residents (almost eight percent of the state’s adult population) are veterans. More than 420,000 Texans receive VA disability, with over 730,000 veterans in the state currently signed up with the Texas VA health system. In 2016, over 477,000 veterans received treatment at VA medical facilities in Texas.
Veterans in Texas skew to the young side, with about 60 percent of veterans under the age of 65. Nearly 13 percent of Texas veterans, however, are military retirees, meaning they have served enough time to earn a full military retirement.
How to Win VA Disability Benefits in Texas
The Veterans Law legal team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD focuses on VA disability appeals; our objective is to help as many veterans as possible win the disability benefits they deserve.
To do so, we build a compelling appeal that demonstrates to the VA that you unequivocally meet all its qualifications for disability benefits.
We begin this process by gathering evidence to prove that the following are true:
- You have a current diagnosis of a medical condition;
- An event, illness, or injury during your military service caused you to develop that condition.
Depending on the specifics of your military service, the VA might presume service connection. This means the VA automatically classifies your medical condition as connected to your military service, as it does, for instance, when a Vietnam veteran subsequently develops type 2 diabetes due to his or her exposure to Agent Orange.
Even if your condition does not qualify for a presumption, we can establish service connection by gathering evidence and building a thorough, compelling link between a specific event, injury, or illness in your military service — one that we identify by researching your service history and discussing your situation with you — and your medical condition.
We understand that every veteran’s disability case is different. CCK creates a unique plan of action for each client to outline the development needed to build a strong case to present to the VA. The evidence we might gather for your claim includes medical records; military service personnel and medical records; physicians’ statements; testimony from you, your family, friends, and fellow servicemembers with whom you served; and medical expert testimony.
VA Disability Compensation Levels
The veterans advocates at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD know how to build a strong, compelling case to help you win your case for VA disability benefits. We have extensive experience with the VA disability rating system, including the rating schedule and formula used to calculate combined disability ratings. Your combined disability rating determines the amount of your monthly compensation. Our team always fights for the highest rating you rightfully deserve.
Your combined rating can range from 0 percent to 100 percent in increments of 10 percent. If you receive a combined rating of 10 percent or higher, you are eligible for monthly compensation. As of December 2018, the amount you can expect is as follows:
- 10 percent disability rating: $140.05 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $276.84 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $428.83 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $617.73 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $879.36 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,113.86 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,403.71 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,631.69 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $1,833.62 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,057.13 per month
If you have dependents (e.g., spouse, children, parents who depend on you financially) in your household, you can receive additional benefits with a rating of 30 percent or higher.
Call 800-544-9144 to Speak with a VA Disability Attorney Today for Free
Count on the attorneys at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD to help you put together a winning appeal for VA disability benefits. To schedule a free consultation, call 800-544-9144 today.