VA Benefits by National Vet

Veteran Attorney Fighting for Veterans Benefits.

Let our highly trained and experienced staff help you with your legal needs as a veteran. We provide assistance with disability claims, from filing the initial application to helping you appeal any low ratings or rejections. Not only that, our legal team will fight for survivor benefits to insure your loved ones are taken care of.

Thank you for serving our country, now let us serve you.

Our lead attorney is a Gulf War veteran who is dedicated in fighting for your maximum service-connected VA disability ratings/benefits.

812-461-0229 office
888-212-4876 toll free
812-461-0298 fax

New VA Disability Claims

We will help you file the initial claim and follow up with you once you get a decision from the VA.

VA Disability Compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military.  Moreover, it is also available to veterans whose service made an existing condition worse.

The benefit amount is graduated according to the degree of the veteran’s disability on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent (in increments of 10 percent).  That is to say, the higher the degree of the veteran’s disability the higher the monthly payment.

Regrettably, applying for service-connected VA disability benefits is a long and frustrating process.  The laws and regulations are complex and often difficult to understand.  Though we cannot make the VA decide claims faster, we can certainly help veterans obtain the maximum benefits they are entitled under the law.  Accordingly, we will help you file a new or initial claim (absolutely free of charge) and follow up with you until you get a decision from the VA.

Once you get the decision from the VA, we will help you decide whether or not the denied claim (or low rating) is winnable on appeal.  DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE of never filing a claim or settling for denials or low ratings.

Let our highly trained staff help you with the application process. We will gladly assist you in applying for all of the benefits you may be entitled to.

Appeals at VA

If your claim is denied (or you receive a low rating) contact us to review your case. We are educated on the new Appeals Management Act (AMA). We are also highly experienced with the traditional appeals process (now known as Legacy Appeals). Which ever appeal stage you are in, we are here to help you.

Because our office works on a no recovery, no fee basis, it doesn’t cost you anything to see if we can help you. We only get paid if we win your case on appeal. Our fee is 20% of the back pay we recover on your behalf.  We are not entitled to any of your future benefits.  In addition, we will pay any upfront expenses on your case and will only seek reimbursement if we win.  There are absolutely no hidden costs associated with our services!

We will help you get through the extremely burdensome VA appeals process.

Increased Rating

Already service connected? If so, you may be entitled to a higher rating for your service connected disability. This is something that we can assist you with. We will help you every step of the way – from filing the initial claim to completing the appeals process.

If you have more than one service connected impairment, the VA uses a combined rating table to determine your rating.  This is also known as “VA math.”

Service connected impairments, or conditions, are rated on a scale of severity from 0% to 100% in 10% increments. Most often, the VA gives low ratings on the initial decision.  VA Increased Rating – our highly experienced and dedicated staff will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a higher rating.

Let us help you get the benefits you deserve.

VA Survivor Benefits

This monthly benefit of $1,340.14 is for a survivor of a veteran whose death was caused by their time in service or from one of their service connected impairments.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)/ VA Survivor Benefits is a tax free monetary benefit generally payable to a surviving spouse, child, or parent of Service members who died while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training or survivors of veterans who died from their service-connected disabilities. DIC for parents is an income based benefit.

The service connected disability or impairment does not have to be the exact cause of death. There are many ways that a veteran’s service connected disability could contribute to his/her cause of death. For example, if the veteran is service-connected for diabetes, and he/she dies of heart disease, this could be considered service related as diabetes is known to cause heart disease.  We are well educated on these matters.  We will help you determine if your loved one’s cause of death may be related to his/her time in service and whether you may qualify for survivor benefits.

In order to qualify for DIC, you must have been married to the veteran for at least one year before death.  In most cases, common law marriage does count.

Let us help you get the benefits you are entitled to.

Total Disability Individual Unemployability

Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) currently pays $3,106.04 per month. You may hear other veterans refer to this benefit as Unemployability or IU. You do not have to be a certain age to receive this benefit.

TDIU pays the same as the 100% rating and is often easier to obtain since the VA doesn’t add the percentages together. This is one of the most common types of claims we work with.

Veterans often ask if they can still work and get TDIU. The answer is yes and no. We tell our clients if you can work, you should work. VA will not allow you to work at a job that is considered “substantial gainful employment.” This is full time employment or a job that pays above the poverty line. Some examples of jobs that would allow you to work and receive TDIU include, but not limited to: working part time at a fast food restaurant; grocery store, etc., being a part time delivery driver for a florist, pharmacy, or other carrier service that doesn’t require heavy lifting or any other physical demands; or driving for Lyft or Uber.

Let our highly trained and experienced staff help you with your Total Disability Individual Unemployability claim.