Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Most U.S veterans benefits are available to those servicemen and women that have been discharged from active military service under almost all conditions - other than a dishonorable discharge.
With that in mind, active military service is generally defined as full time service for those that have been a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines of Coast Guard of the United States.
The veterans benefits lawyers here at Gordon & Doner, P.A. are aware that many vets with legitimate claims have not received the disability checks that they rightfully deserve. If you believe that you have a service-related disability or disease and have been denied benefits, enlist an experienced veterans benefits lawyer at our firm today.
New Conflicts, New Disability Claims For Veterans
The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have greatly increased the ranks of veterans filing disability claims. As the number of claims has increased, so have the wrongful denials and the backlog of claims requests.
The disability compensation program administered by the Veterans Benefits Administration provides monthly benefits in recognition of disabilities, diseases or injuries that occurred or were aggravated by active duty. There are a number of disability benefits available to veterans.
At Gordon & Doner, P.A., our veterans benefits attorneys have the experience to help you make your strongest case and put your claim on a fast track. We strongly believe that you stood up for your country when it called and deserve the same level of commitment from our team. We'll stand up for you and help you obtain the veterans disability compensation that you rightfully deserve.
By working with you on filing claims for disability compensation, unemployability, disability claims for traumatic brain injury (the signature injury of the Gulf conflict) and post-traumatic stress disorder, we can help obtain the benefits that you are entitled to.
Expanded Benefits For Veterans & Widows Of Veterans
The VA has recently expanded eligibility for types of benefits available to Vietnam veterans for diseases related to toxic chemical exposure, which are on a graduated scale - depending on the extent of disability.
If you are the widow of a veteran, two types of veterans benefits -- a pension and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation -- may be available to you.
Whether you are entitled to these benefits will depend on your own financial situation, including:
- whether you are remarried
- if your spouse's military service caused his or her death, or
- led to a service-connected total disability in the 10 years before death
The veterans disability compensation lawyers here at Gordon & Doner, P.A. in West Palm Beach, represent veterans in filing claims for many types of disabilities and can help guide you safely past any obstacles that may arise during the benefits application process.
VA Benefits Requiring Wartime Service
According to the VA, the most prevalent service-related disabilities listed by veterans who began receiving claims during 2009 were tinnitus, hearing loss, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cervical strain, tendon inflammation, knee problems, degenerative arthritis of the spine, diabetes, scars and traumatic arthritis.
With this in mind, the VA has begun requiring that some veterans benefits only apply to those service members that have served during wartime. Under U.S law, they now recognize the following war periods:
- Mexican Border - May 9th, 1916 to April 5th, 1917 (incl. those who served throughout Mexico or on it's borders and waterways).
- WWI - April 6th, 1917 to November 11th, 1918 (incl. those that continued service in Russia between April 6th, 1917 to April 1st, 1920).
- WWII - December 7th, 1941 to December 31st, 1946.
- Korean War - June 27th, 1950 to January 31st, 1955.
- Vietnam War - August 5th, 1964 to May 7th, 1975.
- Gulf War - August 2nd, 1990 to a date that is yet to be set by law.
If you are unsure if you qualify for any of the above, rest assured that our team of attorneys are aware of the details of these laws, and can help determine if you are eligible for these types of specific benefits or not.
What Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney?
Regardless of what type of disability you have, our veterans service disability attorneys are here to listen, then act. We respect the service you rendered to our country and proudly work on a contingency-only basis for our VA claim assistance, which means that we only charge veterans if we are successful in winning disability compensation for them. You shouldn't have to pay for something you don't receive!
If you are unsure if you have a claim, we also offer a 100% FREE initial case review, that lets veterans supply the details of their application to our lawyers, who will then review the information and determine if they are eligible or not. If so, we will be able to then advise on the best way to move forward with the application.
Aside from becoming a proven and incredible asset to the clients of Gordon & Doner, as a collective group, our veterans benefit attorneys have earned a reputation in West Palm Beach for effectively advocating on behalf of our nation's veterans and are prepared to fight for your rights.
Need Help? Contact Our Veterans Disability Lawyers Today
Whatever your service-connected disability, the experienced VA compensation attorneys at Gordon & Doner, P.A., can help you collect the benefits that you're rightfully due. If you or a loved one believes they are entitled to disability compensation from a service-related injury or illness, turn to the experienced veterans benefits lawyers here at our firm.
With a team that consists of 12 attorneys that possess more than 150 years of combined experience, our service disability lawyers have the experience and knowledge to fight for your benefits.
We have offices in:
.... and are ready to assist you in obtaining the veterans disability compensation to which you're entitled.
Please contact us on 1-855-722-2552 where a member from our staff will quickly collect some details about your claim, and then transfer your call to one of our attorneys. We offer free assessments of your claim and only get paid if you win.
For those that would prefer to start right away, simply fill out and submit the "Free Case Evaluation" form at the top of this page, and we will contact you shortly.