Jenifer Dana Kaufman is an accredited Veterans Affairs Attorney. She can assist you with your application for and appeals regarding all types of Veterans benefits. Types of benefits include:
Service-Connected Disability (SCD) Pensions: For conditions related to military service. The amount payable is based upon a “rating” or percentage of disability. The higher the rating, the more you may receive per month.
Non-Service-Connected Pensions: Payable to those veterans who are 100% disabled for any reason or eligible vets over 65-years-old.
Special Monthly Compensation: Special payments for loss of a listed organ or extremity or loss of use of extremity. Must be service-connected.
Special Monthly Pension: For housebound vets that fall below certain income thresholds.
Other Benefits Available: Veterans may also be eligible for free health services through the VA, education benefits and homelessness services. Dependents may also be eligible for DIC benefits if a Veteran died as a result of a service-connected condition or was 100% disabled at the time of death.
Veterans claims are a jumble of acronyms and numbers. Navigating the system on your own can be frustrating and time consuming. We can help if your claim has been denied or if you are just filing now. Common reasons for denial we can assist with include:
Ineligibility for Benefits,
We can assist with changing your discharge characterization so you are eligible. Furthermore, there are times that National Guard and Reserves are eligible for VA Benefits.
Linking Disability to Service to Claim SCD Benefits
We can help you establish that your medical conditions are the result of your service, even if the condition is secondary to another service-connected condition or your service caused an aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
Increasing Ratings to Increase Benefit Amount
We can help you show that your disability is more significant than the rating reflects and can advocate for a finding that you are eligible for Total Disability based upon Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits.
No matter where you are in the VA benefits process, contact us to discuss your claim. Many of the timeframes for appeal are very broad and the VA will often consider new evidence of your condition or change of condition if presented to them.