Multiple appeals were filed, both a Decision Review Officer hearing and a Board of Veterans hearing, as well as submission of an Independent Medical Evaluation. This Marine Veteran, who served honorably during the Peacetime era, was granted 100% effective 2009 for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to Military Sexual Trauma and Individual Unemployability.CALL US TODAY: 1.888.500.0000
Having honorably served during the Peacetime and Vietnam Era as an Aircraft Specialist, the Air Force Veteran was granted, after a successful appeal, 100% with retro benefits from 2012 for Major Depressive Disorder due to Military Sexual Trauma, Genital Herpes, and Individual Employability.CALL US TODAY: 1.888.500.0000
*Amounts stated are before deductions for attorney’s fees and payment of costs.
The Veterans Administration (VA) gives you Limited Time (time frames vary by case) to appeal their decision, so it is important to act fast and secure the help of an attorney or veterans representative. The Legal Team at Injured Veterans provides quality legal help for veterans and their families in all federal veteran benefits matters. Our practice involves representing veterans and their dependents in appeals of denial of benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
IMPORTANT: If you suffer from a condition that is secondary to a service connected condition, you are entitled to additional compensation. It is not uncommon for symptoms of a service connected injury or illness to appear years, if not decades, after a veteran’s service has ended.
There are a range of benefits available for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their military service. Research shows the following illnesses associated with PTSD:
The process for distribution of VA disability benefits for PTSD has evolved over time, thanks to legislation, scientific advances, political pressure, revised diagnostic classification schemes, regulatory changes, case law and administrative decisions.
Ratings for PTSD are assigned according to the General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders, with ratings of 0, 10, 30, 50, 70 or 100 percent. The amount of compensation results from the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) consideration of the severity and frequency of your PTSD symptoms, the length of your periods of improvement and how much your ability to work and function socially is impaired.
If your claim was denied outright or if you received a low rating that you do not agree with, regardless if it was a Secondary Condition, then Injured Veterans is here to help you. We represent veterans nationwide and our law firm, Gordon & Doner, has a comprehensive legal team standing by to take your call.