Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Newport, VT
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides disability compensation to veterans with service-connected disabling conditions. If you have an injury or illness related to your military service, you may be eligible for such benefits.
Unfortunately, VA often denies disability claims, even if the veteran has evidence of service connection. If VA denied your claim, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick veterans (VA) disability lawyer serving Newport, Vermont may be able to help you appeal the decision and secure the compensation you deserve. Call CCK today at 800-544-9144 for a free consultation regarding your VA appeal.
VA Resources in Newport, Vermont
There are several VA facilities that provide resources to veterans living in Newport, Vermont. These include:
The Newport VA Clinic provides primary care, cardiology care, radiology services, and laboratory services, to veterans living in Newport, VT and the surrounding areas. Veterans can contact the clinic by calling 802-624-2400.
The White River Junction Regional Office provides veterans living in Newport, VT with claims assistance and other VA resources. Newport veterans can schedule a virtual appointment through the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA).
How to Win Disability Compensation in Newport
Veterans must demonstrate that their current medical condition is either directly connected to, secondarily connected to, or aggravated by an in-service event. This generally requires having evidence the following 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.
Private physicians, healthcare professionals, or VA doctors can provide nexus opinions as evidence of a connection.
VA Disability Compensation Rates
Once service connection is established, VA will assign a disability rating, ranging from 0 to 100 percent, to the veteran’s condition. The more disabling the condition, the higher the rating. Each disability rating correlates to a monthly compensation amount.
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 Newport, VT?
As stated above, a veteran with a 100 percent disability rating and no dependents receives $3,332.06 per month from VA as of December 1st, 2021. Veterans with this rating may also qualify for:
- 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 services
- And more.
How to Appeal a VA Denial in Newport, VT
If VA denied your claim for disability compensation, you can file an appeal in one of three ways:
- Higher-Level Review: Request a review of your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Supplemental Claim: Submit new and relevant evidence as part of a Supplemental Claim; or
- Notice of Disagreement: File a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Newport, VT may be able to help you choose the appeal lane that best fits your situation.
Was Your VA Claim Denied?
If you have a service-related disabling condition but VA denied you benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Newport, Vermont may be able to help you appeal the decision.
The attorneys and accredited claims agents at CCK have decades of collective experience successfully winning appeals on behalf of veteran clients. We may be able to put our knowledge and expertise to work for your case.
Reach out to CCK today at 800-544-9144 to get started.
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