Veterans’ Disability Claims … in Florida and Across the U.S.
You’ve seen enough battles. Let us fight for you.
Veterans are the backbone of America. Men and women like you have served the United States with honor, and many have ended their service with disabilities – physical and mental. John V. Tucker’s legal team considers it our privilege to help these heroes recover the compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that they deserve.
National VA disability benefit representation
The good news is that there is a system in place for veterans to obtain benefits for their disabilities – both physical and mental. The bad news is that the process is long and may require many appeals. Veterans and their families often wait for years dealing with the VA.
The firm of John V. Tucker, while located in Tampa Bay, does not limit its veteran cases to Florida residents. Our VA Disability law firm helps veterans and their families throughout the United States recover the VA service connected compensation veterans deserve.
John Tucker, the firm’s lead VA disability attorney, is accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (often called “the veterans court”).
Mr. Tucker is an AV rated attorney (the highest rating for skill and ethics provided by peer review agency Martindale Hubbell), and has received 10/10 Superb Rating and the Client’s Choice designation from avvo.com in the area of Military Law. and he is frequently asked to lecture and teach other attorneys about VA disability compensation. This includes frequently presenting lectures around the country for the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA).
The facts on veterans disability claims and benefits
Veterans and their spouses and children are eligible for different types of VA compensation benefits based on disability. The disability must be related to a veteran’s military service, and benefits are paid based upon the type and degree of disability.
Generally, a veteran has to pass a three-part test to qualify for compensation:
- There must be a current disability that is diagnosed by a medical professional;
- There must have been an injury, disease or event that occurred during service that brought about the current condition; and
- There must be medical evidence of a nexus (a connection) between the current disability and the in-service occurrence
The first step to obtaining these benefits is to file a claim. You can do that online at ebenefits.va.gov. If your claim is denied, a skilled veterans benefits lawyer in Florida at our law firm can help you file a Notice of Disagreement, file your appeal, and represent you in all proceedings after that.
Even though we are based in Florida, we represent veterans all over the U.S.. We use modern technology to deliver first-class service to the men and women seeking VA compensation benefits. In addition to the usual phones and faxes, our team regularly video chats with clients, and we maximize email and other technology to exchange documents and other evidence. When needed, we travel to attend hearings, but claims can often be won without ever having to attend a hearing. No matter where you are in the U.S.A, Tucker Disability can help you win your case.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs does not make benefit recovery easy. Our veterans benefits lawyers in Florida have extensive experience in this particular area of law. Because we handle many other types of disability claims, we have unique experience that many attorneys or non-attorney representatives do not have, and we are also able to handle other types of claims for you, including Social Security Disability. This makes our firm the top choice for navigating the government benefits systems.
We help veterans get the compensation they need. Let us help you.
In 2007, Former President Bush signed a bill into law permitting veterans to hire attorneys to represent them in their claims once there has been a denial by the Regional Office (RO). John V. Tucker has been assisting veterans and their families since then at the Board of Veterans Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (the Veterans Court), and on remand back to the V.A. Regional Office (RO). We look forward to helping you get the compensation or pension benefits you deserve. Contact our Florida veterans benefits law firm for help today.