Veterans Benefits Lawyers in Connecticut
We at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers assist clients with matters related to veteran benefits. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers are passionate about protecting the rights of the brave men and women who have served our country. We wish to help you, too.
As a veteran, a veteran’s survivor, or a veteran’s dependent, you may be eligible for a variety of veteran’s disability benefits, including:
- Compensation – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will pay you a monthly compensation benefit if you are considered at least 10 percent disabled as the result of your military service.
- Pension – You may qualify for a pension-or monthly compensation-if you have a limited income and are a permanently and totally disabled veteran, or you are at least 65 years old.
The VA provides numerous healthcare services, including:
- Alcohol and drug dependency treatment
- Domiciliary, nursing home, and community-based care
- Health and rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans
- Hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy, and prosthetic services
- Medical evaluation for military-related disorders, such as those associated with the Gulf War, exposure to Agent Orange, radiation, and other environmental hazards
- Readjustment counseling
- Sexual trauma counseling
- Specialized care for women veterans
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
If you are a veteran with a service-connected disability, you may receive assistance with preparing for, finding, and keeping employment. Veterans with serious disabilities who cannot return to the workforce may access services designed to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Education & Training
As an eligible veteran, active duty service member, or reservist, you may be eligible for education and training programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill, Veterans Educational Assistance Program, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program.
The VA may offer you a variety of home loan services if you are an eligible veteran, military personnel, or surviving spouse, including guaranteed loans, refinancing loans, and special grants.
You may qualify for different types of life insurance through the VA:
- Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) – A low-cost, term life insurance for servicemembers and reservists, with coverage up to $400,000 that usually expires 120 days after leaving the service.
- Traumatic SGLI – A part of SGLI, which provides a payment up to $100,000 for soldiers who lose limbs or suffer other serious injuries.
- Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) – Renewable, term life insurance for veterans seeking to convert SGLI to an amount that doesn’t exceed the coverage you had while in the service.
- Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance – Coverage of $10,000 for veterans with service-connected disabilities, which can be increased to $20,000 as a supplemental policy if you are totally disabled.
Dependents & Survivors
If you are the dependent or survivor of a veteran, you may be eligible for benefits, including Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Death Pension, Parents’ DIC, the VA Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), education and training, home loans, and more.
The VA offers benefits and services to deceased veterans, including headstones and markers, presidential memorial certificates, burial flags, reimbursement of burial expenses, and burial in national cemeteries.
If you applied for any of these veterans benefits and were denied, our Connecticut veterans disability lawyers at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can help you file your appeal for benefits. We want you to feel confident that your case is being handled properly. You can count on our Connecticut veteran’s benefits attorneys to fight for your rights to compensation and benefits.
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