Northwest Indiana
Veterans' Disability Lawyers

  • Injury or Death Caused by the VA
  • Veteran Affairs Disability Benefits and Appeals
  • Exposure to Environmental Hazards
  • Agent Orange
  • Military Discharges

Chad W. Nally

Attorney / Disabled Veteran

Dedicated to Helping Veterans Receive the Benefits they Deserve…

Congress has passed laws that provide comprehensive disability and medical payments to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The problem is that those laws are not always interpreted in favor of the veterans by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, even though the laws were written to benefit veterans. Many veterans do not receive the benefits they deserve the first time around.

At Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, among many veterans’ law services, we assist former military personnel who have received a denial letter after submitting an application for veterans’ disability benefits. We can also help by providing guidance and representation for those who wish to file an appeal or simply wish to discuss and learn more about your options.

Feel You Need to Appeal Your VA Decision?

Veterans have one year from receiving a VA rating decision to appeal their claims. There are many reasons you might choose to file an appeal.

Your benefits were denied.
Your disability warrants a higher rating than you received.
You are unable to work, but you were not approved for individual unemployability benefits.
The effective date of your claim was incorrect, resulting in reduced backpay.

Types of VA Benefits

Service Connected Disability Compensation Benefits

VA service connected disability compensation benefits are monthly payments made to veterans, and, in some cases, their families. The veteran is entitled to compensation when he or she can show that this disability is related to an injury or event in service.

Non-Service Connected Pension Benefits

For those who served in a period of war, the VA law allows non-service connected pension benefit, regardless of whether the disability was service connected.

Veterans’ Law Blog

VA Claims Backlogs

VA Claims Backlogs

The Department of Veteran Affairs Faces an Uphill Battle to Address its Claims Backlogs There is no denying that the disability claims process is complex; however, the Department of Veteran Affairs is facing added pressure due in large part to the COVID-19...

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