If you’ve been injured because of your time serving the country, you are entitled to and deserve the resources and support needed for daily living. Many veterans, though, are overwhelmed by the complicated disability benefits process and choose to forego seeking this support.
Attorney Vaughn Clauson, an Air Force veteran, is committed to helping veterans understand the process to get the help they need. There are a few different steps to filing for disability benefits, starting by filing an application with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Applications can be filled out online, with information from your discharge papers, dependency records, and medical evidence.
It can take several months for the department to review and process the application, which is why it’s important to give complete and detailed information. The department will either come back and deny the application or approve the application with a percentage of support. Many times, if the claim isn’t denied, they will offer a lower disability percentage, usually between 10 and 15 percent, and this can be appealed. An attorney can help you most at the appeal stage.