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Veterans’ Disability: An Overview of the Three ‘Lanes’ of Appeal
Posted June 04, 2021

Veterans' Disability AttorneyThe veteran’s disability claims process has long been complicated. In an effort to simplify and streamline appeals, federal lawmakers passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Among other things, the law created three separate “lanes” for challenging an adverse decision — giving veterans more flexibility to fight an unfairly low disability rating or disability denial. Here, attorney Harold W. Conick provides an overview of the three different options for appeal.


What Do I Do If My Veterans’ Disability Claim Is Denied?
Posted May 05, 2021

veterans disabilityVeterans and their families have given up a lot to protect our country. The United States government estimates approximately 3.9 million military service veterans have a disability connected to their time in the armed forces. Although VA disability benefits are available, they can often be frustratingly difficult for veterans to obtain.


Can I Receive My Spouse’s VA Disability If He Dies?
Posted April 06, 2021

VA Disability benefits VA disability lawyerA surviving spouse can sometimes qualify for disability compensation through the VA. This type of benefit is called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC). As explained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA DIC is a “tax-free monetary benefit” available to a “surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a Veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness.” Here, our Chicago metropolitan region and State of Illinois VA disability lawyer highlights four (4) key things you should know about qualifying survivor’s benefits through Veterans Affairs. Our attorneys handle Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Veteran service-connected disability claims. (more…)

Will Government Stimulus Checks Affect My Social Security Disability Income?
Posted February 26, 2021

Stimulus CheckWith more than 25 million cases confirmed nationwide as of late January 2021, COVID-19 remains a serious public health crisis. To address the economic fallout, Congress has approved rounds of stimulus payments. As noted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the first stimulus payment was for up to $1,200 to qualifying individuals. The second stimulus payment was up to $600 for qualifying individuals. It is possible more stimulus payments will be approved in 2021.