In recent years, the Department of Veterans Affairs determined there are 23.4 million living veterans and 37 million dependents of living veterans and survivors of deceased veterans. This accounts for almost 20 percent of the United States population.
Many war veterans, especially those who have served in the Middle East, have applied to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for benefits. Unfortunately, despite their claim being legitimate, they are often denied by the government.
The system is complicated and the process is frustrating, not to mention the waiting time involved in filing a veteran’;s compensation claim. At Mike Lewis Attorneys, our veterans benefits lawyer will work hard to help veterans obtain the benefits they may deserve.
After a veteran has received a disability rating, there is a one year period to file for a Notice of Disagreement (NOD). At this point, it may be helpful to have an attorney.
Important note – since June 2007, servicemen and women have been permitted to retain a veterans benefits lawyer after the first denial of benefits.
Who Is Eligible?
Veterans and their families may be eligible for a number of different benefits. Many only think of disability benefits, but health, home loan, and educational benefits may also be awarded. Additionally, a veteran may be eligible for veterans benefits even if he or she is receiving Social Security or is employed. Survivors may also be eligible for certain benefits if they have lost a family member who served in the military.
Many of our military service personnel suffer a wide range of physical and mental health problems. These include everything from back pain to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Other typical injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Severe Burns
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
- Severe Lacerations
- Gulf War Syndrome
- Orthopedic or Back Problems
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Other Various Illnesses
If you or a loved one has been discharged from active military service and has received an injury while serving this country when at war, that person may be eligible to receive compensation benefits.
North Carolina Veterans Benefits Attorney Assistance
You served your country, now let us serve you. Call Mike Lewis Attorneys today to find out how we may guide you toward any possible benefits that you may be entitled to. We have a NO FEE PROMISE, which means that there’s never a charge unless we recover compensation for you.
With our head office located in Winston-Salem NC, we proudly provide comprehensive legal assistance to veterans in:
- High Point
…. and many other towns and cities throughout the state.
By utilizing our many years of combined legal experience, our team of attorneys have the knowledge and resources to handle your benefits litigation. We are compassionate about your cause, and are prepared to fight for your rights in a court of law.
Our firm has extensive experience in handling a large variety of legal issues and cases. However, it is likely we will associate another attorney more experienced in this particular practice area to assist us in handling your claim, all at no additional cost to you and with your full knowledge and consent.