Helping Veterans Get The Benefits They Deserve

Anyone who has served in the military, and was discharged from service under conditions other than dishonorable is eligible for veterans' benefits. If you enlisted with any branch of the military after September 7, 1980, you must serve or have served continuously for 24 months to be considered on "active duty" and to be eligible for benefits.

At Silverman Law, we help eligible veterans apply for benefits, such as disability, retirement, health care, vocational and educational services, and death benefits for dependents. To make an appointment with our New York veterans' benefits attorney, call 518-631-4521.

Do You Have Questions About Your Benefits?

If you are eligible for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and you are disabled because of an injury incurred or aggravated during military service, you are eligible to collect benefits. Benefits are also available for the contraction or aggravation of a disease during military service. The amount and duration of your benefits depends on the seriousness of your injury or illness.

Some common issues that veterans face when applying for benefits include the following:

  • Determining whether a veteran's injuries were sustained or aggravated as a result of military service
  • Determining whether a veteran is entitled to receive certain benefits
  • Determining the amount of benefits that a veteran is entitled to
  • Procedure for challenging the denial of a veteran's claim for benefits
  • Determining whether conduct by a veteran has resulted in a forfeiture of entitled benefits and services

If you have not been awarded the benefits you are entitled to, if your claim has been denied by the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA), or is currently pending before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, you may seek legal representation. A lawyer may be retained once a notice of disagreement is filed with a decision of a regional office or other VA agency of original jurisdiction. You no longer have to wait for a final decision from the BVA.

You gave your all. They should, too. For a free consultation, please call 518-631-4521 or contact us online. We are located in Schenectady, near Troy.