In a 2011 study recently released by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, it was noted that there are approximately 21.8 MILLION veterans living in the United States, with the average age of those veterans (both male and female) being approximately 56 years old – many of which are eligible to receive veterans benefits.

In order for a veteran to be eligible for VA benefits, that individual must have served as an active member of the armed forces which include the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or the National Coast Guard Service.

Unfortunately, in many cases the benefit requests of most veterans are rejected on the first application, which often results in the applicant concluding that they are simply not eligible to receive any assistance. We can help.

To find out how, call our law offices today at 1 (855) 551-1019 or simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form to the right. It’s 100% FREE.

Types Of Veterans Benefits

U.S. flag and military dog tagsThe Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits for veterans that have a service-related disability as well as benefits to family members of those who have died while serving our country while as an active member of our armed forces.

As there are a number of different types of benefits currently available to veterans and their widows, in an effort to streamline and categorize these types of benefits, the Department has divided them up into five primary groups.

The list of these groups are:

  • Pension and life insurance
  • Housing assistance
  • Medical benefits
  • Education
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Each of these areas have been created to help address the needs of those that have served this great nation, and are applicable to almost all veterans provided that the criteria is met for each benefit type.

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Who Is Eligible?

U.S. flag and military swordWhile there can be some exceptions, in most instances the applicant must have been discharged from active military service in order to be eligible to receive these benefits.

The main exception to this is if the individual was dishonorably discharged from service, in which case they may not be eligible at all.

It’s important to note that the VA has recently expanded access to veterans benefits for some specific demographics, which include:

  • Commissioned officers of the Public Health Service
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • The Environmental Services Administration
  • Vietnam veterans exposed to toxic chemicals
  • Widows of veterans
  • Current and former members of the Select Reserve

…. all of which may also be able to receive veterans benefits in certain cases.

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Expanded VA Eligibility Requirements

U.S. flag and military bootsDue to the changing nature of modern warfare, soldiers are returning from active duty with a much more diverse range of injuries and ailments that they may have sustained in battle.

While there can be a variety of causes for these injuries, many of them can be life changing – not only for the injured veteran, but also for their families and other dependants that rely on that person financially AND/or emotionally.

Some of these injuries may include:

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Degenerative arthritis of the spine
  • Tendon inflammation
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Diabetes

…. just to name a few.

With this in mind, the VA has begun issuing requests in SOME cases, veterans benefits can only be applicable to those that have served during a war time period.

Consequently, they have also begun to recognize war periods that may not have been added to the eligibility list previously.

These wars include:

  • The Mexican Border Dispute
  • World War One
  • World War Two
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Gulf War

If you are unsure if you are eligible, we can help. Here at our firm, we are committed to helping those that have served our country, and offer a 100% FREE review of your case, to help determine if you are eligible for benefits, and if so, the types that you can claim.

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Need Help? Contact Our Savannah Veterans Benefits Attorney Today

Call center operatorsObtaining VA assistance can be a difficult process for many veterans, but it doesn’t have to be. With decades of experience helping citizens throughout Georgia, at The Eichholz Law Firm, we have the knowledge and determination to genuinely help with your benefits claim.

We offer 100% FREE case reviews to help determine the merits of your claim and we only get paid when we win.

With our main office located in Savannah, we proudly provide comprehensive, cost effective legal assistance to veterans in Georgia and some parts of South Carolina, including:

…. and are ready to help you today.

To find out more, contact us today at 1 (855) 551-1019 A member from our intake team will answer you call and shortly after obtaining some initial information about your inquiry, you will be connected to one of our attorneys – it’s that easy.

If you would prefer to start immediately, simply fill out and submit the “Free Case Review” form located at the top of this page. It’s 100% free and strictly confidential.