Veterans who are injured during their time of service, or who had a pre existing condition made worse by their service may be entitled to disability compensation, provided an honorable discharge or a discharge under other than dishonorable conditions. Certain conditions and/or diseases are presumed to be service connected if a Veteran served during a specific time and/or place. For example a Veteran exposed to Agent Orange who later develops certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, ischemic heart disease and several additional conditions is presumed to have contracted such disease because of their service, and would be entitled to disability compensation as a result. Once a service connected disability is established, the VA assigns a disability rating which results in a monthly compensation amount.
At Kauffman and Forman we work with Veterans who have had their disability claims denied by the VA or believe that the disability rating assigned to them by the VA is too low. We will work on your behalf to appeal an unfavorable decision, including representing you before the regional office or the Board of Veteran’s Appeals. We will file all required documents on your behalf, obtain all necessary medical records, and prepare a written analysis of all evidence and represent you at all hearings. We offer a free initial consultation.