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Pennsylvania Veterans Disability Lawyers

Dedicated Representation for Service Members & Their Families in Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Schuylkill County & York

Veterans and their families are supposed to be able to find ample, prompt help from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), but unfortunately that is not often the case. It’s a frustrating reality, made all the worse that the system is failing people who have made significant sacrifices for our country. If you have a veterans disability claim that’s been stalled or denied, or if you want help with your initial application for benefits, you can find the dedicated legal support you need at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC.

Our Pennsylvania veterans disability attorneys can help you determine your eligibility for certain benefits, gather the documentation needed, and be your advocate at every stage of the process to ensure you get the payments that you’re owed. Our law firm has represented Pennsylvanians since 1922, so we have the insight and resources it takes to make a difference for our clients.

Find out how we might be able to help you with a free consultation! Call (888) 498-3023 today.

Eligibility for Veterans Disability Benefits

To qualify as disabled, a veteran would have to prove that they have a known injury or illness, whether physical or mental, and that they served on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. A veteran’s discharge status also affects their eligibility to receive disability benefits.

The first step in applying for disability benefits would need to be applying for a discharge upgrade if you were given:

  • An other-than-honorable discharge
  • A bad conduct discharge
  • A dishonorable discharge

To qualify for disability benefits, a veteran would also have to prove that the condition was caused or aggravated by their military service:

  • In-service disabilities – a disease or injury that started during service
  • Pre-service disabilities – a prior disease or injury that worsened during service
  • Post-service disabilities – a disease or injury that didn’t manifest until service ended

Furthermore, a chronic illness will be presumed to have been the result of service if it appears within a year of being discharged. A condition can also be assumed to be service-related if it was an illness caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or similar hazards, or if the illness was caused while being a prisoner of war. 

VA Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC) Benefits

If you are a surviving parent, spouse, or child of a service member who died in the line of duty, or of a veteran whose death was related to an injury or disease that came through their service, then we may be able to help you apply for compensation. Our Pennsylvania veterans benefits lawyers are here to help the process go as smoothly as possible so that you can receive the full financial benefits that you need.

Speak with Veterans Disability Lawyers Today

Whether you need help related to eligibility, disability ratings, collecting documents, or getting a denied claim reviewed, you can find the legal support you need at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC. We understand that this can unfortunately be a taxing process, simply getting the benefits that you are owed, but we are prepared to handle the complexities for you so that you can receive fair compensation.

We don’t charge any fees unless and until we win your case. Start discussing your legal options today by calling (888) 498-3023.

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