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How to Apply For Veterans' Disability Benefits in Binghamton, New York

The Funds You Need to Move Forward with Your Life

You gave so much for your country. You did your duty in the armed forces. Now you’re left with a disability.

You wouldn’t change your decision to serve. But if you can’t hold a job, earn an income and pay your bills, your country now owes a duty to you. .

Veterans’ disability benefits are what you need to live a life of dignity and independence after your service.

Applying can be complicated, however. There are complex forms to fill out, and you need the correct evidence to win monthly checks.

The experienced lawyers at the Lachman & Gorton Law Office know this system. They can give you your best chance at winning.

You can apply for benefits three ways:

  • Online
  • By mail
  • In person at your local Veterans Benefits Administration office

We know you’ve been going through a tough time. We can ease your burden by helping you file for benefits. You need to focus on your own health—let us worry about the paperwork.

If you’re a veteran in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester or anywhere in Upstate New York or Central New York, contact us today to get a free consultation.

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When Should I Apply for Veterans’ Disability Benefits in Upstate New York?

Service-connected conditions can pop up at any time: during your service, immediately following it or even years later. At any time, you are eligible to get veterans’ disability benefits.

Knowing when to file is crucial. The scenarios:

  • You can file a pre-discharge claim up to 180 days before you leave active duty.
  • A post-service claim can be filed at any time, depending on when your disability came to light. It’s always recommended to file as soon as you’re diagnosed, however, because wait times to receive benefits can be long.

You’ll need plenty of evidence to prove you qualify, including service records, medical records, statements from people who know you and more.

At Lachman & Gorton, we can help you gather everything you need to file correctly and on time. We’ve been helping veterans get benefits from all over Central and Upstate New York for years—people just like you.

You can start with Lachman & Gorton by getting a free telephone evaluation of your veterans’ disability claim.

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Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer to Apply for Veterans’ Disability Benefits?

You can apply for benefits on your own. Once you apply, the VA will give you a disability rating, which ranges from 0 to 100 percent. The amount of benefits you receive depends on your rating.

If you know any other veterans who have tried to request disability benefits, you know how confusing “VA math” can be. The process can be frustrating.

You know you deserve benefits, or a higher level of benefits. Why don’t they?

This is why you need someone on your side. Our experienced attorneys can give you the best chance at earning the highest disability rating possible.

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