Veterans Disability

Ohio Veterans’ Claims for Disability Benefits

Side profile of a mature war veteran shaking hands with a young man Our country owes a debt of gratitude to everyone who enlists in the armed forces and protects us. To those who were injured during their service, that debt of gratitude is even greater.

For a free consultation call 877-230-5500. You won’t pay unless you get disability benefits.

When veterans enlisted in a branch of the armed services, they were promised that they and their families would be taken care of if they ever needed it. Unfortunately, many find it difficult to get the government to make good on that promise.

To contact a lawyer at Shifrin Newman Smith Inc., send us an e-mail today. We have offices in Cleveland, Akron and Toledo, Ohio.

Our attorneys are grateful for your service to our country. And we are passionate about helping clients gain access to the benefits they need.

Who can file a veterans’ claim for benefits?

Veterans and the spouses of deceased veterans can file claims for benefits. Here are the eligibility criteria for veterans’ claims:

Service connected disability

  • You must have a “service-related” disability.
  • You cannot have been dishonorably discharged.

Non-service connected disability

  • You must be disabled or be over age 65.
  • You need to have served a minimum amount of time on active duty.
  • You must have limited assets and income.
  • You must have served during a time of war.
  • You cannot be dishonorably discharged.

The amount of compensation you will receive for a veterans’ claim depends on your income, the severity of your injury and whether or not you have children. All told, you can receive between $133 and $3,000 in disability benefits each month.

The experience to help you get the benefits you deserve

At Shifrin Newman Smith Inc., we have handled government benefits cases exclusively since 1996. We know how to prove you are disabled — whether it’s a physical disability or a mental disability like PTSD. And we can help you navigate the bureaucracy of the Veterans’ Administration.

It’s harder than it should be to get a veterans’ claim for benefits approved. Many veterans’ claims are denied on the first try. If your claim was denied, don’t give up. With a lawyer’s help, you can send an application that the VA will have to fully consider.

For a free consultation with an attorney at Shifrin Newman Smith Inc., contact us online or call toll free at 877-230-5500. We’re ready to help.