Columbus VA Nonservice-Connected Disability Attorneys
Some veterans have a physical or mental disability, but the disability condition is not specifically connected to an injury or event that occurred during the time the veteran was still in the service. In certain cases, veterans may still be eligible for disability benefits for these nonservice-connected disabilities. However, because these injuries are not directly connected to the veterans service duties, it can be exceptionally difficult to obtain these benefits.
Disability Benefits Attorneys Working For Veterans
Despite the level of difficulty, we at Manring & Farrell gladly assist those with a nonservice-connected disability as they attempt to get the compensation they need to pay for medical care and other expenses. We have served disabled clients in Cleveland and throughout Ohio since 1991, focusing our practice solely on representing the injured and disabled. We use the same insightful legal skills that have allowed us to handle more than 15,000 disability cases to build powerful cases on behalf of veterans seeking service-connected and nonservice-connected disability benefits. To see how we can use our experience in your case, contact us today.
Time Frame And Type Of Discharge
For this type of claim, the veteran still must have a current disability and must have served for at least 90 days on active duty, with at least one of those days served during wartime. The veteran must also show that he or she was discharged from service under conditions other than dishonorable.
Does My Income Affect My Eligibility For Nonservice-Connected Benefits?
Nonservice-connected disability benefits are based on financial need, so your income and assets may affect whether you can receive benefits. The veteran must have limited assets, and his or her countable family income must be below a yearly limit set by law (the yearly limit on income is set by Congress). The veteran must also be 65 or older, OR the veteran must show he or she is permanently and totally disabled from events not due to his or her own willful misconduct.
For more information, visit our Veterans Compensation FAQ page.
Experienced Veterans Benefits Attorneys | Contact The Firm
Contact us online or call 614-678-7199 to schedule a free initial consultation with our Columbus VA nonservice-connected disability lawyers. We hate to lose and will fight for you. From our locations in Lebanon, Lima and Columbus, we represent clients across Ohio.