If you're a disabled veteran or the family member of a disabled veteran, you know that seeking veterans' disability benefits can be a complicated, confusing and lengthy process. Working with a knowledgeable veterans' disability lawyer like retired Lt. Col. Karl Truman can greatly improve your chances for a successful and timely application approval.
Whether filing an initial application or appealing a denied claim, disabled veterans and their families from the Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas can "Count on the Colonel" and the entire team at the Karl Truman Law Office to help them pursue the benefits they need. Please call (502) 222-2222 today for a free consultation.
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One of the challenges of the veterans' disability claims process is determining the type of benefits for which you and your family may be eligible. There are four primary categories of benefits available to qualifying disabled veterans:
- Disability Compensation: A tax-free benefit paid to veterans whose disabilities are a direct result of their service or secondary disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of active duty; these benefits are based on your disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and are designed to cover lost wages and related expenses caused by your disability
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC): A tax-free benefit payable to surviving spouses, dependent children and, in some cases, parents of service members who died during active duty, active or inactive duty for training, or as a result of a disability incurred while serving in the military; DIC for parents is an income-based benefit for parents who were financially dependent on an active service member or veteran
- Special Monthly Compensation (SMC): A tax-free compensation paid at a higher rate than existing DIC or Disability payments; SMC is for costs such as the attendance by another person being necessitated by a disability
- Claim Based on Special Circumstances: An additional type of disability compensation for issues such as unemployability, automobile and clothing allowances, hospitalization, prestabilization, convalescence and dental care
Many otherwise eligible veterans and their families are denied their initial claims for veterans' disability benefits due to incomplete applications or inadequate medical documentation. If you believe a valid claim was rejected, our attorneys can review your case and help you appeal your denied claim.
If you would like to learn more about how our attorneys can help you with your veterans' disability benefits application or appeal, please call (502) 222-2222 or contact the Karl Truman Law Office online today to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers are honored to serve veterans and their families from the greater Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas.