|Veterans benefits are perhaps the most misunderstood and underutilized resources available to millions of veterans and their families. While it is commonly known that certain benefits are available for the brave men and women who served in our armed forces, many veterans (and their families) are unaware that they could be eligible for a wide range of benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs even if they did not directly retire from the military or suffer injuries in the line of duty.|
Veterans Benefits offered to eligible beneficiaries include:
Unfortunately, many of the eligible beneficiaries are initially denied these benefits when a claim is filed. Applicants should be aware that the decisions for these claims can be appealed by veterans and their eligible family members. Once a claim has been filed and consequently denied, the veteran or other potentially eligible beneficiary has sixty days to file for an appeal with their regional office.
Legislation was passed and came into effect on June 20, 2007 which provides veterans the option of retaining an attorney after the first denial by the Department of Veterans Affairs at the “Notice of Disagreement” (NOD) stage.
The Department of Veterans Affairs benefits claims and appeals process can be complicated. If a veteran or a veteran’s family members have received a denial of benefits to which they believe they are entitled, it is in their best interest to contact an attorney who is familiar with veterans benefits to assist them with the application and appeals process.
Orange County attorney Bradley S. Erdosi is an Accredited Veterans Attorney and has counseled many veterans and their families in obtaining benefits, including the Aid and Attendance benefit.
Courtesy of Bradley Erdosi ~ Please feel free to contact him...not me!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Posted by Beality at 10:03 AM