“Fake news” is a term that entered the common vernacular in 2016 and has remained popular ever since. This label gets applied to any information, news story, or other material that the person using the label deems to be untruthful or dishonest. By using this label, the labeler is signaling to others that the material so labeled should be disregarded.
Whether you approve of the term or not, there is no shortage of information in this world that is not entirely true. Aside from confusion, certain misinformation can cause you significant financial harm. This includes falsehoods and half-truths surrounding VA disability benefits to which you may be entitled for service-related physical and mental conditions.
Do Not Believe These Three Falsehoods About VA Disability Benefits
If you developed a physical or mental condition while in the service that now impacts your ability to work, you can apply for VA disability benefits. When you do, though, you may come across individuals or resources that espouse one or more of the following beliefs. These are false, and should be disregarded:
I Probably Do Not Qualify for VA Disability Benefits
There are a number of presumptive conditions that qualify you for VA disability benefits if your diagnosis is related to your military service. But the list of these presumptive conditions does not mean that other conditions make you ineligible for veterans’ disability benefits. You may still qualify for benefits if such conditions make it difficult to work.
It is Easy to Get VA Disability Benefits, so I Can Do It Myself
The denial rate for VA disability claims may surprise you, with some estimates suggesting that as many as three or more out of every 10 claims are denied every year. Approval of your claim is not guaranteed, even if you have a presumptive condition. And while your claim may be approved at some point during the appeals process, this means you must wait longer and expend more effort to obtain your disability benefits.
Having experienced legal assistance in preparing your claim is an investment that can pay dividends to you with a greater chance of your claim being initially approved and approved more quickly.
Hiring an Attorney is Too Great of an Expense
Attorneys have a reputation for being overpriced and inaccessible to low- or mid-income individuals. While there is some truth to this generally, Valor Firm’s fees come from your VA disability award. We collect a small portion of your retroactive benefits so that you can obtain high-quality legal representation without having to put up considerable sums of money upfront.
Do Not Wait to Contact Valor Firm About Your Claim
Even your initial claim evaluation with Valor Firm is free, and so there is no risk for reaching out and speaking to us about your disability claim. Having experienced help from a firm like Valor Firm can help you secure disability benefits if you have been unsuccessful in obtaining them in the past.
Contact us at Valor Firm today by calling (504) 218-2510 to get started. You can also reach out to us online.