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Pennsylvania Veteran Affairs (VA) Disability Benefits Lawyer

If you served the country as a member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services and suffered a disabling injury or illness, we believe that you deserve financial compensation. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers benefits in the form of a monthly payment for veterans with disabilities. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to get the benefits that you deserve. You may need assistance from a VA disability benefits lawyer in Pennsylvania. 

The legal team at Stone Rose Law can help you submit an application or appeal a rejection by the VA. We can strengthen your case with years of practice-area experience, top-quality legal resources and an unwavering commitment to advocating for our nation’s veterans. Contact our nationwide VA disability benefits lawyers today at (480) 498-8998 to find out how we can help during a free consultation.

What Are VA Disability Benefits? Who Qualifies for Them?

Veteran Affairs disability benefits are a monthly tax-free payment to individuals who got sick or injured while serving in the military. They are also available to those with pre-existing conditions that were exacerbated by their time in the service. The amount available in VA disability benefits depends on the extent of the disability, as well as the national pay rates for that year. As of 2022, these rates range from $152.64 per month for a 10-percent disability to $3,332.06 for a 100-percent disability. The rate increases for veterans with dependents. To get a monthly benefits estimate, check out our VA disability calculator here.

You may qualify for VA disability benefits in Pennsylvania if you have any type of disabling medical condition from your time in the service. This can include an injury, illness or mental health condition. Some of the most common disabilities that qualify for benefits are tinnitus, hearing damage, back strain, joint pain, chronic headaches, loss of mobility, amputations, scarring or disfigurement, and post-traumatic stress disorder. If you can show that your disability is connected to your military service, you will qualify for monthly benefits. Our Pennsylvania VA disability lawyer will fight to secure the compensation you deserve. We provide legal advice and tailored strategies that you can rely upon.

How to File a Veteran Affairs Disability Benefits Claim in Pennsylvania

The VA offers multiple ways for veterans to file for disability benefits. The easiest is generally filing online, but you can also submit an application to your local VA Regional Benefit Office via mail, fax or in person. Submitting supporting documents and records with your initial claim can decrease the risk of getting denied. However, the VA has been known to find many reasons to reject claims – both valid and invalid. A veterans benefits lawyer from Stone Rose Law will guide you through the appeals process and work alongside you until the matter is resolved.

How to Appeal a VA Disability Benefits Denial 

If you receive a letter from the VA stating that your application for disability benefits has been rejected, you can appeal the decision. An appeal requires submitting forms that clearly state that you do not agree with the decision and that you wish to appeal it. Working with an attorney can make an appeal easier and more effective. An attorney can help you state your case for an appeal and provide supporting evidence and documentation, as necessary.

One of the most common reasons the VA gives for rejections is a lack of service connection. While some conditions do not require the applicant to prove its connection to military service – known as presumed disabilities – others require evidence that the injury or illness is connected to the veteran’s time in service. An attorney can help you prove a service connection during an appeal using military service records, medical records, testimony from experts and witnesses, letters from your doctor, and more.

A claim denial is not the only issue you may encounter in your attempt to obtain VA disability benefits in Pennsylvania. Your application may be approved but the amount you are given based on your disability rating may not be adequate for the extent of your injury. In other cases, the VA may take an unreasonable amount of time to respond to your claim – or not get back to you at all. If you run into any challenges during a VA disability benefits claim, contact our Pennsylvania veterans benefits attorneys for assistance.

How Much Does a VA Disability Benefits Lawyer Cost?

At Stone Rose Law, we are dedicated to helping military servicemembers. This is why we offer affordable legal services to veterans in Pennsylvania. We do not charge for VA disability claim preparation. We will also monitor your claim status and meet with you prior to any necessary disability examinations for free. If you wish to file a claim to increase your disability benefits based on a worsening medical condition, we can provide a comprehensive review of your records and assist you in preparing a claim at no charge. Finally, if the VA denies your claim, we will conduct a thorough case review for free.

If you need our assistance pursuing any necessary appeals for a denied claim, we offer these services on a contingency fee basis in Pennsylvania. This means that you won’t pay your lawyer anything if he or she does not win your case. If your lawyer does succeed in appealing the decision and getting disability benefits, we charge a 20 percent fee to any backpay owed by the VA. This means you won’t pay us out of your own pocket, win or lose. Our 20 percent fee does not apply to any future disability benefits given to you by the VA.

VA Disability Benefits Resources in Pennsylvania

You have access to special hospitals, clinics, offices and help centers throughout Pennsylvania as a military veteran. Pennsylvania strives to meet the needs of its almost 800,000 resident veterans by offering the following.

Veterans Affairs Regional Benefit Offices in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Regional Office

5000 Wissahickon Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 381-3042

Pittsburgh Regional Office

1000 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburg, PA 15222
(412) 395-6160

List of Pennsylvania VA Hospitals and Medical Centers 

Pittsburgh VA Medical Center

University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
(866) 482-7488

Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia)

3900 Woodland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-5800

Abie Abraham VA Clinic

353 N. Duffy Rd.
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 287-4781

Lebanon VA Medical Center

1700 S. Lincoln Ave.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 272-6621

View the full list of VA resources found in Pennsylvania here. If you need assistance beyond what these resources offer, contact Stone Rose Law.

Speak to a Veteran Affairs Disability Benefits Lawyer in Pennsylvania for Free | Call (480) 498-8998

Veterans in Pennsylvania deserve their fair share of financial compensation for long-term injuries and illnesses sustained while serving their country. At Stone Rose Law, our legal team is committed to helping military servicemembers in any way that we can. We can assist you with a Pennsylvania VA disability benefits claim or appeal to collect the financial benefits that you deserve. Discuss your case today at no charge by contacting us online or calling (480) 498-8998.