Disability Benefits For Veterans
The VA administers many benefit programs for veterans, each with their own distinct eligibility criteria. Our office provides assistance for the following VA benefits:
- Disability compensation for service-connected physical and/or mental conditions
- Survivor benefits
- Disability resulting from VA treatment
In order to qualify for most VA benefits, the applicant must be a “veteran” or the dependent or survivor of a “veteran.” A veteran is defined by the VA as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.”
Compensation benefits are available for veterans who were injured during combat or while on active duty.
An Attorney To Guide You Through The Process
Unfortunately, the process of applying for VA benefits can be time-consuming and technically complicated. Even worse, valid claims are often denied, assigned a low evaluation or given the wrong effective date, necessitating an appeal through a lengthy, cumbersome process.
For these reasons, it can be very important to have the help of a skilled lawyer when pursuing veteran’s disability compensation and other benefits.
For more than 15 years, the Law Office of Teresa M. Meagher has been helping veterans and their families obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. We are available to advise and represent veterans from the initial denial through appeals to the Board of Veterans Appeals. In addition, we have successfully represented numerous veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
We help with such matters as:
- Service-connected disability compensation
- Special monthly compensation
- TDIU claims
- Effective date issues
- Increased evaluations
- Section 1151 claims
- Social Security Disability
- Supplemental Security Income
Whatever the specifics of your case, we treat you with compassion and respect. We pride ourselves on offering personal attention and excellent service.
Contact Us For Experienced Legal Help
Our office is located in Overland Park, Kansas, and we represent people in Overland Park and Johnson County, Kansas as well as throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area, Kansas and Missouri. We also accept clients outside those primary areas on a case by case basis.