85-Year-Old Alabama Veteran Gets Disability Benefits After 56 Years
September 2nd, 2014|
It’s no secret that getting veterans’ disability benefits can be difficult. Even if you can clearly prove your case to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), it can take months—and in some cases years—to get a decision. And in many cases, the decision is a denial and the appeals process can take longer than filing a claim. Persistence often pays off though, as was seen by one Alabama veteran.
FOX News reports an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War had been battling with the VA for 56 years over claims stemming from foot problems he developed during the war. The VA has repeatedly denied the man’s claims for benefits as far back as the 1950s, claiming that there was insufficient evidence of his conditions.
After decades of battling, the VA recently overturned their denial. Citing information provided in a diagnosis that wasn’t considered during his previous hearings, the veteran will now receive $100,000 in benefits after more than five decades of pleading for assistance.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, we know how difficult it can be to get the benefits you deserve from the VA. We’d like to applaud this veteran for his tenacity in fighting for what he rightfully deserves. We hope the case will prompt others who have had their veterans’ disability benefits case denied in the past to consider seeking the help of an experienced attorney.
Our dedicated Birmingham personal injury attorneys have decades of combined experience advocating on behalf of veterans like you, and we’re here to help. Call us anytime at (888) 318-4245 to get the help you deserve.