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Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Laramie, WY

Veterans who have disabling conditions related to their military service are eligible to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  If you have developed a 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.

Sometimes, VA will deny claims for benefits, meaning that you may need to file an appeal.  A veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Laramie, Wyoming 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 Laramie, Wyoming

Regional Office

The Regional Office serving Laramie, Wyoming is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The Cheyenne Regional Office manages a number of veteran programs, including VA health care, VA benefits, outreach programs, and public affairs.

To schedule an appointment, veterans can use the Cheyenne Regional Office’s online scheduling service.

VA Medical Center

There are two VA Medical Centers serving Laramie, Wyoming: the Cheyenne VA Medical Center and the Sheridan VA Medical Center.  VA Medical Centers provide a variety of health services to veterans, which can include primary care, mental health care, neurology services, radiology services, and audiology.

Wyoming VA Clinics

How to Get VA Disability Benefits in Laramie, WY

To receive VA disability compensation, Laramie veterans will 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.  Typically, VA will 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.

VA Disability Compensation Rates

If service connection has been granted, VA will assign a disability rating for the veteran’s condition.  This rating can range from 0 percent to 100 percent, with higher ratings being given to the more severe conditions.

If a veteran has multiple conditions, each condition receives an individual rating.  The ratings are then added together using VA math to get a combined disability rating.  This combined disability rating will determine the veteran’s monthly compensation rate.

As of December 1st, 2022 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows:

  • 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month
  • 10 percent disability rating: $165.92 per month
  • 20 percent disability rating: $327.99 per month
  • 30 percent disability rating: $508.05 per month
  • 40 percent disability rating: $731.86 per month
  • 50 percent disability rating: $1,041.82 per month
  • 60 percent disability rating: $1,319.65 per month
  • 70 percent disability rating: $1,663.06 per month
  • 80 percent disability rating: $1,933.15 per month
  • 90 percent disability rating: $2,172.39 per month
  • 100 percent disability rating: $3,621.95 per month

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 Laramie, Wyoming

If VA denies your claim, you have several appeal options under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA) system:

A veterans (VA) disability lawyer from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick serving Laramie, Wyoming may be able to assist you in choosing the best appeal option for your case.

How Much Do Veterans (VA) Disability Lawyers Charge?

Under 38 CFR § 14.636,  VA regulates who may represent veterans and how much they can be paid.  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 Laramie, Wyoming

If VA denied your claim for benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veterans (VA) disability attorney serving Laramie, Wyoming 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.