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Attorneys Dedicated to Getting Benefits for Veterans

The VA disability lawyers at Cox Disability Law are dedicated to helping Veterans claim the benefits they deserve. We work hard to make sure that Veterans and their families receive all the benefits offered by a grateful nation. That’s because we respect the service that Veterans have given our country. So as part of our client commitment, we do not charge unless we are successful securing benefits for Veterans.

Get help today from the Alabama benefits for Veterans lawyers at Cox Disability Law. Call us toll-free at 800-930-1205 now or use our online contact form. The consultation with our disability benefits attorney is free, so there is nothing to lose.

About VA Benefits For Veterans

Disability compensation is a tax-free monthly payment that’s designed to provide benefits for Veterans with reduced earning abilities. These payments are based on injuries or diseases that developed during active military service or were aggravated by time spent in the military. Monthly benefits for Veterans can be as much as several thousand dollars, depending on the degree of the disability, whether the Veteran is married and whether the Veteran has children or living parents.

Several different types of disability benefits are available to provide assistance to Veterans who have served in any branch of the military. We offer experienced and professional assistance to help Veterans obtain benefits for their service-related disabilities, including:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • Traumatic brain injuries; and
  • Injuries from chemical exposure such as Agent Orange, nerve gases, mustard gas and toxic chemicals.

Benefits for Veterans Struggling With Unemployment

Some Veterans are eligible to receive increased benefits if they are unable to maintain gainful employment as a result of their service-related disability. Gainful employment is work at which non-disabled individuals earn their livelihood. The VA’s disability compensation program includes this benefit for Veterans who qualify.

You may be eligible to collect compensation at the 100% rate if your service-connected disability prevents you from keeping gainful employment and your disability is rated at 60% or more.

You also may collect compensation at the 100% rate if you have two or more disabilities, with at least one scored at 40% or more with a combined disability rating or 70% or more.

Under special circumstances, Veterans may receive Individual Unemployability benefits, if their disability rating is less than the threshold. Also, if they have evidence of unusual impairment to their earning capacity such as frequent periods of hospitalization, these Veterans are eligible for this additional benefit.

Survivor Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

The VA also offers a monthly benefit to eligible survivors, including spouses of certain members of the military service. To qualify for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), the Veteran’s death must have been related to:

  • A disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty while on active duty or active duty for training;
  • An injury, heart attack, cardiac arrest, or stroke incurred or aggravated in the line of duty while on inactive duty for training;
  • A service-connected disability or a condition directly related to a service-connected disability.

It is also possible to collect DIC if the Veteran was totally disabled from service-connected conditions when he or she died, even though there was a different cause of death.

Widow’s Pensions

The VA also offers pensions to a deceased Veteran’s surviving spouse under certain circumstances. The widow must remain unmarried to receive the pension and demonstrate need. According to the VA, you could qualify for a widow’s pension if:

  • The deceased Veteran was discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions; and
  • The deceased Veteran served at least 90 days of active military service and at least one day was during a wartime period. If he or she entered active duty after Sept. 7, 1980, generally he or she must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty and at least one day was during a wartime period. (There are exceptions to this rule.); and
  • You are the unmarried surviving spouse who meets the age or disability requirements, of the deceased veteran; and
  • Your income for VA purposes is below a yearly limit maximum annual pension rate set by law.

Contact Us Today For Help With Your Veterans Benefits

If you think you may qualify for benefits based on your service-related disability, unemployability or death of a spouse who served in the military, contact Cox Disability Law, for a free consultation. We take no attorney fees unless we win benefits for you.

Contact us online, or call 800-930-1205 (toll free) or 205-870-1205 in Birmingham.