Veterans Disability

The Law Offices of Graham N. Wright, with offices in Quincy, Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts, represents veterans who have been physically or psychologically injured while on active duty or who have become disabled later on in life.  Our attorneys have years of experience putting forth the best possible veterans disability claim for each of our clients based upon the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) criteria, including claims for:

  • Service Connected (Compensation) disability benefits
  • Non-Service Connected (Pension) disability benefits
  • Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU)
  • Death benefits
  • Widows / Spousal Accrued benefits

If you believe that you have a veterans disability claim, contact our office directly to speak with an attorney. Our work is performed on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not get paid unless you get paid, and our consultation is always free.

Veterans disability benefits are generally awarded through two programs, Service Connected benefits (Compensation) and Non-Service Connected benefits (Pension).  You may be eligible for veterans disability compensation if you have a disability, whether an injury or disease, which 1) occurred while on active duty, 2) was a preexisting condition made worse by active military service, or 3) manifested itself within one year of discharge from the service. You must also have been discharged from such service under circumstances other than dishonorable.  This is not a need based program. You may own a house, a car or other assets, and still be eligible for this program.

You may be eligible for non-service connected pension veterans disability benefits if you served in the military during war time (1941-46; 1950-55; 1964-75; 1990-present) for at least 90 days, are totally disabled from work due to injury or illness, and have less than the required amount of personal assets. Your disability does not have to have been caused by your military service in order to be eligible for non-service connected benefits.

You may also be eligible for additional veterans disability compensation if the following apply: 1) you have very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s), 2) you have a spouse, child or dependent parent, or 3) you have a seriously disabled spouse.

Our firm has years of experience in dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Navigating the process can be daunting, but our experience helps you to maximize your chances of recovery.  Call us today and collect the benefits to which you are entitled.