Nationwide Representation for Veterans Benefits and Appeals
Our accredited Veterans Benefits attorneys represent Veterans seeking Pension benefits and Compensation Disability for Veterans with a service-connected or service-exacerbated injuries.
We take the burden off the Veteran and aggressively advocate on his or her behalf, regardless of the complexity of the claim.
VA Disability Compensation Benefits
Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg represents Veterans seeking Compensation disability benefits from the Veterans Administration. Veterans with a service-connected or service-exacerbated injury are entitled to Compensation benefits.
Benefits are paid monthly and the benefit amount is based on the Veterans disability rating. To obtain a disability rating decision, Veterans should file an application for benefits at the local VA office.
Veterans seeking Compensation benefits should seek legal advice upon receipt of an unfavorable rating decision in order to pursue an appeal.
We represent Veterans at all levels of appeal, including:
- decisions of the District Review Office,
- hearings with the Board of Veterans Claims,
- and appeals to the United States District Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
We can also assist you in collecting the necessary medical records, preparing expert witnesses for trial, and arguing your case.
Veterans Pension Benefits
Veterans who have low assets and low incomes with high uninsured costs for health care may be eligible to apply for pension benefits. The Veteran had to have served at least 90 days of active duty, with 1 day of it during a period of War.
The Veteran or the Veteran's surviving spouse may be eligible for an additional pension benefit called Aid and Attendance, if s/he also requires regular services by another person to assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) which are bathing, dressing, eating, and using the toilet, or if the individual is blind or resides in assisted living or nursing home due to mental or physical incapacity.
These benefits can be very important in elder law planning as we develop a plan to help the aging or disabled veteran remain in the community or receive nursing home care with access to services paid for through Medicaid, Social Security and the Veterans Administration.
The application process takes 4-6 months, but benefits are retroactive to the 1st day of the month following the application.
Useful Resources for Veterans who are still able to work
- Veteran-Owned Businesses - www.veteranscorp.org
- National Veteran-Owned Business Association - www.navoba.com
- Rothman Institute for Veterans' Entrepreneurship - Veterans Launching Ventures
- Small Business Administration - Office of Veterans Business Development Ask the SBA about the 3% set aside in government contracts for Veterans with service-connected disabilities!