When you enlist in the U.S. military, you put your life on the line for the freedom of our country. In return, you receive benefits both during and after your military career, such as paychecks, pensions, and insurance. One of the most important types of benefits for veterans and their families is disability benefits—or money that they can receive to replace their income if they are unable to work due to conditions developed during their military service.
Getting approved for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be an uphill battle, and it helps to have an experienced Nashville veterans disability benefits lawyer on your side throughout the process.
At Ponce Law, we know that many veterans are unsure if their injury, illness, or condition is eligible for VA benefits. Common health problems that are approved by the VA include:
- Chronic back pain resulting from a current diagnosed back disability
- Breathing problems resulting from a current lung condition or lung disease
- Severe hearing loss
- Scar tissue
- Loss of range of motion
- Cancers caused by contact with toxic chemicals or other dangers
Other conditions that may make you eligible for benefits include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
The VA assigns disability ratings based on the severity of health conditions, and those ratings affect disability payments. It’s important to make sure the VA gets all the required information for your condition to be rated accurately for you to get the money you deserve.