The U.S. military makes all personnel swear oaths to their service branch and to their country for the length of their contracts. In return, each branch of the armed forces promises certain benefits and perks to service members, including disability benefits if they suffer service-related injuries or develop service-related illnesses.
But every year, countless veterans are denied the benefits they desperately need when they’re no longer able to do their jobs or serve their countries due to health conditions. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees administering disability benefits, and it is notoriously strict when reviewing evidence and determining when applications are valid and worthy.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville veterans disability benefits lawyers know that first-time disability benefits applicants are often denied. In 2016, the New York Times reported that there was a sharp increase in the number of veterans who were denied benefits when they needed them the most. Many veterans believe that they can get benefits on their own, but the reality is that most veterans need help from someone who understands the claim and appeals process and who knows how the VA reviews applications.
Because you need veterans disability benefits, you shouldn’t have to worry about jumping through hoops just to have a small chance of your application being approved. Instead, you should focus on your recovery and spending time with your family. Leave the paperwork and the back-and-forth with the VA up to us. Call today for a free consultation.