Disability attorney Whitehead explained the complexities and challenges involved with seeking veterans compensation claims.
Anytime a veteran has a disabling condition that affects them physically at whatever stage of life they happen to be in, they can file a claim for veteran’s compensation. ”
In the interview, attorney Whitehead explained the complexities and challenges involved with seeking veterans compensation claims.
He explained that veterans compensation requires a service-related injury sustained while the claimant was enlisted. He gave an overview of the entire process and explained what a claimant can expect, including how long it takes to receive compensation. He said that lawyers are not allowed to help a claimant in the process unless a denial is issued. Many claims are denied due to an alleged lack of evidence of a disabling injury. After a denial, Whitehead urges contacting an attorney to help with your appeal. He also explained whether or not an attorney needs to be accredited with the VA system, the prospect of receiving Social Security Disability benefits in addition to veterans compensation, and what family members of deceased veterans can do to receive benefits.
Whitehead said VA compensation can apply toward any incident or illness.
“Anytime a veteran has a disabling condition that affects them physically at whatever stage of life they happen to be in, they can file a claim for veteran’s compensation,” he said.
He gave an example of an officer in the Air Force working on a plane who fell and hurt his back. At the time, it seemed like a minor injury. However, 30-some years later, that same claimant began experiencing massive back pain. Whitehead helped the main obtain benefits based on his service-related injury.
Marc Whitehead is a disability attorney based in Houston, TX, who handles cases nationwide. He is the founding partner of Marc Whitehead & Associates, and he has been handling claims for nearly 30 years. He focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, ERISA claims, Social Security Disability law, probate law, commercial litigation, and veterans disability compensation. He can be reached at 888-367-1611.
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