Serving Those Who Served: Veterans Benefits Legal Assistance
At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, our mission is to advocate for those who’ve stood strong for our nation. If you’re a veteran facing challenges with obtaining the benefits you’ve earned through your selfless service, we are here to fight for you.
UNDERSTANDING VETERANS' BENEFITS
Veterans’ benefits aren’t handouts — they are hard-earned entitlements, rewards for the dedication, sacrifices, and selfless service of the brave individuals who’ve defended our nation.
However, accessing these benefits can become a complex and daunting task. As veterans ourselves, the team at Werner, Hoffman & Greig understands this struggle firsthand and is ready to guide you through this system, helping you receive the benefits you’ve rightfully earned — for yourself and for your loved ones.
WHY TRUST WERNER,
HOFFMAN & GREIG?
Our veterans’ benefits team at Werner, Hoffman & Greig isn’t just versed in the legalities — we’ve personally walked in the boots you’ve worn. Led by Navy Veteran Michael M. Hoffman and Army Veteran Matthew G. Greig, we offer an insider’s understanding of the veteran’s benefits process. Serving veterans nationwide, our team goes above and beyond to secure your rights, bringing a unique mix of personal insight.
CHOOSING A SKILLED VETERANS' BENEFITS LAWYER
As veterans ourselves, we understand that a skilled veterans’ benefits lawyer isn’t just well-versed in the intricacies of the VA system — they need to have a heartfelt commitment to serving veterans, and the grit to leave no stone unturned in securing every available benefit. Our attorneys bring along their personal understanding of the military experience, standing as your tireless advocates.
YOUR SERVICE HONORED
Your service to the country earns you a variety of benefits, including healthcare, disability compensation, education and training, home loans, and more. At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, we have a keen understanding of these entitlements, and our team will work alongside you to secure the maximum benefits for your unique situation.
PUTTING VETERANS FIRST
At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, we believe in putting veterans first. We understand the financial hardships that may accompany the transition to civilian life or dealing with service-connected injuries. That’s why we handle veterans’ benefits cases on a contingency fee basis. As fellow veterans, we believe in standing up for you: You won’t pay any upfront costs, and we only get paid when we’ve successfully settled or won your case.
NAVIGATING THE VETERANS' BENEFITS CLAIMS PROCESS
Embarking on the journey to claim veterans’ benefits can feel like navigating a maze of rules, intricate procedures, and bureaucratic red tape. It’s a process that can easily feel overwhelming, particularly for veterans who are already coping with the transition to civilian life or dealing with service-related injuries.
At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, our team is tuned into these complexities. Attorneys Michael M. Hoffman and Matthew G. Greig have firsthand experience with the claims process, from the initial stages of filing a claim, to the intricacies involved in appealing denied claims.
Our approach is comprehensive. We begin by helping you understand and gather the necessary evidence to substantiate your claim, whether it be medical records, service records, or other relevant documentation. Our team then prepares your claim, ensuring that every detail is addressed.
In the event of a denial, we’re prepared to fight. We have extensive experience appealing these decisions, and we won’t back down until we’ve exhausted every possible avenue. Whether it involves requesting a review, filing an appeal with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, or even taking your case to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, we’re ready to stand beside you every step of the way.
WE REPRESENT VETS ON CONTINGENCY FEES
At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, we strongly believe that everyone should have access to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial circumstances. To make this possible, we operate on a contingency fee basis.
In other words, as our client, you do not have to pay any upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses for our legal services. We only get paid if we win your case or achieve a settlement in your favor.
By entrusting your claims process to us, you can focus on your well-being, secure in the knowledge that experienced, empathetic professionals are handling your case. You’ve stood strong for our nation; now let us stand strong for you in your pursuit of the benefits you’ve rightfully earned.
Throughout this process, having an experienced veterans’ benefits attorney can be invaluable. Your attorney can assist with gathering evidence, filing the claim, appealing any denials, and advocating for the veteran’s rights.
STEPS IN A VA BENEFITS CLAIM
The process for obtaining veterans benefits generally follows these steps:
Before filing a claim, it's necessary to gather all important documentation. This includes medical records, service records, and any other evidence that can support the claim.
Using the resources available, such as the VA DISABILITY CALCULATOR on our website, you can estimate the potential benefits you could receive. This can give you a better understanding of what to expect from your claim.
FILING THE CLAIM
The claim can be filed online, in person at a VA office, or by mail. The claim should detail the veteran's military service, the issues for which benefits are being claimed, and how these issues are connected to their service. The VA Form 21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits, is typically used for this.
After the claim is submitted, it will be reviewed by the VA. The VA may request additional information or require the veteran to undergo a medical examination.
Once the VA has reviewed all the evidence, it will make a decision on the claim. The VA will send a letter explaining its decision.
APPEALING A DECISION
If the claim is denied, or if the veteran disagrees with the amount of compensation awarded, they have the right to appeal the decision. The first step of the appeal process typically involves filing a Notice of Disagreement with the VA.
The VA will review the appeal. This may involve a hearing where the veteran and their lawyer can present their case.
If the appeal is denied, the veteran can further appeal the decision to the Board of Veterans' Appeals, and if necessary, to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Once a claim is approved, the veteran will start receiving their benefits.
CALCULATE YOUR VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLAIM
It’s possible that you’re receiving less of your veteran’s disability claims than you’re entitled to. Enter your information in the calculator below to learn more about how much you may qualify for.
Once you’ve received your calculation, contact our firm to speak to one of our team members.
Results are not guaranteed and only represent a possible projection. Past results do not guarantee future results. To learn more about the veterans’ benefits you are entitled to, please call us at 1 (800) 320-HELP.
VETERANS' BENEFITS: MORE THAN JUST COMPENSATION
Veterans’ benefits represent more than just monetary compensation — they’re a recognition of your valiant service, and a way of providing necessary support as you transition to civilian life or cope with service-connected disabilities. Our team is committed to helping you access the full spectrum of support you’re entitled to, from healthcare and education to vocational training and housing benefits.
WHY CHOOSE WERNER, HOFFMAN & GREIG?
PERSONAL MILITARY EXPERIENCE
Choosing us means you're being represented by veterans who've faced the same challenges that you are encountering now. Michael M. Hoffman, a Navy veteran, and Matthew G. Greig, an Army veteran, lead our team, drawing from their personal military experiences to inform their legal approach. Their lived experiences enhance their understanding of your unique circumstances, allowing them to anticipate potential roadblocks and effectively advocate on your behalf. They've stood in your boots, and they're here to support you every step of the way.
IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE VA SYSTEM
Our legal team possesses comprehensive expertise in the VA system. We are not only well-versed in the law but also understand the bureaucratic intricacies that can often create hurdles in accessing benefits. Our lawyers stay up-to-date with the latest changes and updates in VA policies, leveraging this knowledge to ensure that your claims process is effectively navigated, and your rights are robustly defended.
COMMITMENT TO SERVING NATIONWIDE
Our passion for helping veterans extends beyond state lines. We are committed to advocating for veterans from coast to coast, irrespective of your location. We believe that every veteran deserves high-quality legal representation, and we strive to provide that at Werner, Hoffman & Greig, helping you secure the benefits that you've earned and rightly deserve.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
We have a successful track record of securing veterans' benefits. Our legal strategies are informed by a history of successful outcomes. When you choose Werner, Hoffman & Greig, you can trust that you're in capable hands that have a history of success.
In choosing Werner, Hoffman & Greig, you’re not just selecting legal representation — you’re joining a community that understands your service, respects your sacrifice, and is passionately committed to ensuring that you receive the benefits you’ve earned.
Remember, if you have further questions or need more detailed answers, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Werner, Hoffman, & Greig. We’re here to assist you.
What Does A Veterans' Benefits Lawyer Do?
A veterans’ benefits lawyer helps veterans secure the benefits they’ve earned through their service. Their responsibilities include interpreting complex laws and regulations, gathering evidence, preparing and filing claims, advocating for veterans’ rights during VA proceedings, and appealing denials or inadequate rating decisions.
Do I Need A Lawyer To File A VA Claim?
Although it’s not mandatory to have a lawyer to file a VA claim, the process can be complicated and time-consuming. A lawyer who’s experienced in veterans’ benefits claims can guide you through the process, advocating for your rights, and potentially increasing your chances of a successful claim.
How Long Does It Take To Receive My Benefits Once My Claim Has Been Approved?
The timeline for receiving benefits after a claim approval can vary depending on the specifics of the claim. However, once a claim is approved, benefits usually begin to be paid out within 15 days to a few weeks.
Can I Appeal A Denied Claim?
Absolutely, if your claim is denied, or if you disagree with the rating decision, you have the right to appeal. The appeal process may involve several stages, including a review by a Decision Review Officer, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and potentially the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
How Does Werner, Hoffman & Greig Handle Fees For Veterans' Benefits Cases?
At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, we handle veterans’ benefits cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay any upfront costs or hourly fees. We only get paid when we win your case and secure your benefits.
What Sets Werner, Hoffman & Greig Apart From Other Law Firms When It Comes To Veterans' Benefits Claims?
What sets us apart is our personal connection to the military and a deep understanding of veterans’ experiences. Our veterans’ benefits team is led by actual veterans who know the struggles faced by their fellow servicemen and women. Furthermore, our commitment to you is steadfast — we navigate the complex VA system, fight for your rights, and secure the benefits you’ve earned through your service. With us, you’re not just a client, you’re family.
What If I'm Not Sure Whether I Qualify For Certain Benefits?
Determining eligibility for veterans’ benefits can be complicated, as it often involves interpreting complex laws and regulations. If you’re unsure whether you qualify for certain benefits, we at Werner, Hoffman & Greig are here to help. We can review your situation and advise you on potential eligibility.
What Should I Do If My Application For Veterans' Benefits Is Denied?
If your application for veterans’ benefits is denied, it’s crucial not to lose hope. You have the right to appeal the decision. The appeals process involves several steps, including notifying the VA of your intent to appeal, submitting a substantive appeal with new evidence, if available, and awaiting a decision. You may also request a hearing to present your case in person.
Can I Appeal A Decision On My Veterans' Benefits More Than Once?
Yes, if you’re dissatisfied with the outcome of your initial appeal, you have the right to further challenge the decision. This can include appealing to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and, in some cases, even the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court. However, each level of appeal comes with its own set of rules and deadlines, making the process increasingly complex. It’s highly recommended to have legal representation during these appeals.
MICHAEL AND MATTHEW HAVE WALKED IN YOUR BOOTS AND ARE READY TO HELP YOU SECURE THE BENEFITS YOU RIGHTFULLY DESERVE
“We are committed to helping you rebuild your lives after hardship. We are not just your legal team — we are your allies, your partners, and your tireless advocates.
And for every fight we’re willing to take on, know this — We’re right there in the trenches with you.”
YOUR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT
Werner, Hoffman & Greig