Disabled Mt. Pelion Vets Need Veterans Disability Approval
South Carolina is home to numerous military bases, including Shaw Air Force base, Naval Weapons Station Charleston, and Fort Jackson. Because there are so many military men and women stations in South Carolina, it makes sense that the state also has a large number of veterans, who choose to retire in the warm climate after their service is over.
As a veteran of our armed forces whether army, navy, coast guard, air force, or marine corp, you may be entitled to benefits including medical benefits, nursing home care, and aid and attendance, which includes compensation for assistance with daily living activities for you or your spouse. Your service entitles you to veterans benefits especially if you disabled in the line of duty.
Veterans Benefits and Disability in South Carolina
How do you know if you qualify as disabled if you are a veteran? Under the Social Security Act, “disability” means “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”
Unlike many actual disabilities, disability ratings determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are not permanent. If you think that an initial disability rating given to you by the VA is too low, there are steps you can take to appeal the decision and have it changed. Likewise, there is also a process in place to address the needs of disabled veterans whose disabilities have grown worse over time.
How Can I Prove that I Need My Veterans Benefits?
If you need to apply for veterans benefits, but have questions or concerns about the process, possible denial, individual disability rating, or how a spouse’s income could affect your benefits, you should contact a veterans disability benefits attorney at the Strom Law Firm. We offer free consultations to discuss the facts of your case. 803.252.4800