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VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS –
SUCCESSFUL AWARDS

INCREASED RATINGS

$310,396.69

Retroactive Veteran’s
Disability Benefits

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$150,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$201,415.13

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$123,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$530,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$120,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$450,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$104,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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EARLIER EFFECTIVE DATE

$300,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$71,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$215,500.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$44,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$90,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$285,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$80,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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SERVICE CONNECTION

$258,332.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$250,129.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$37,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$309,396.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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SERVICE CONNECTION – AGENT ORANGE

$100,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$50,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$60,600.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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SERVICE CONNECTION – PTSD

$51,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$240,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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TOTAL DISABILITY AN INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY (TDIU)

$170,000.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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$146,700.00

Retroactive Veteran’s Disability Benefits

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DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION

$25,000.00

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Retroactive Benefits

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$3,057.00

Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Lake Village, Arkansas (2019)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army/Army Nation Guard Gulf War Veteran, in obtaining a service connection for PTSD at a 70% rating and service connection for TDIU at 100%. His combined rating went from 0% (effective 04/2005) to 100% with an effective date of 12/12/2007.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Salem, SC (2016)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army/Vietnam veteran, in obtaining an increase from 30% to 100% effective 2/1/11 for coronary artery disease with myocardial infarction.

$3,227.58

Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Tallahassee, FL (2019)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army Veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at a 100% rating from 2013 to the present. The veteran was rated at 40% since 2015 during his active appeal and we were able to successfully show that he was improperly rated the entire time.

$3,300

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Fort Mill, SC (2015)
We assisted our client, a disabled Iraq Combat Army veteran, in obtaining an increase from 30% to 50% for PTSD effective 2011 and 100% for TDIU.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Greenfield, TN (2016)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at a 100% rating from 1994 to the present. The veteran rated at 50% for the 22+ year active appeal and we were able to successfully show that he was improperly rated the entire time.

$2,600

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Belton, SC (2015)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army veteran, in obtaining an increased rating for PTSD with Major Depressive Disorder from 50% to 70% effective 3/25/09 and TDIU 100% granted effective 3/9/10.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Stedman, NC (2016)
We assisted our client, a disabled Navy veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at a 100% rating from 1999 to present. The veteran rated at 30% for the 17 year active appeal and we were able to successfully show that he was improperly rated the entire time.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Spring, TX (2017)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army/ Gulf War veteran, in obtaining an increased PTSD rating from 70% to 100%, effective June 22, 2011, a temporary evaluation of 100% for a left knee sprain was assigned effective April 5, 2013. A 10% evaluation was assigned effective June 1, 2013. Entitlement to special monthly compensation was also granted effective May 7, 2012.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Wilson, NC (2015)
We assisted our client, a disabled Air Force veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at a 100% rating from 1998-2006. The veteran is paralyzed and in a wheelchair due to a cerebrovascular hemorrhage. He has a speech problem and is only able to speak one word. We also assisted this veteran prior to his award with two remands at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Kingstree, SC (2015)
We assisted our client, a disabled Air Force veteran, in obtaining 100% TDIU effective 8/20/10; combined rating of 80% for migraines, asthma and keratoconus.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Albertville, AL (2014)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army/Vietnam veteran, in obtaining 100% TDIU retroactively back to 5/11/2004. He was also awarded an increase for CAD from 30% to 60% effective 5/25/16.

$2,900

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


KINGMAN, AZ (2014)
we assisted our client, a Navy veteran, in obtaining entitlement to individual unemployability granted effective July 12, 2011.

$2,900

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Cordova, NC (2015)
We assisted our client, a disabled Marine Corps veteran, in obtaining TDIU that was granted effective on 3/17/10.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


(2016)
We assisted this homeless disabled Army veteran by submitting a medical expert opinion proving his mental health condition was severely aggravated during the time of his service. Our client was granted 100% permanent and total.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Sanford, NC (2014)
We assisted our client, a disabled Navy/Vietnam veteran, in obtaining TDIU effective 9/15/10 and an increased rating for PTSD from 50% to 70%.

Summerville, SC (2017)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at 100% service connection for Coronary Artery Disease, caused by Mustard Gas exposure. The veteran with his representative attended a BVA Hearing in South Carolina where the Judge remanded the case for a new exam based on new evidence and testimony presented at the hearing.

Aiken, SC (2018)
We assisted our client, a homeless Army veteran in obtaining veterans disability benefits at a 100% rating with an effective date of 2010. We obtained an expert medical opinion from a Nephrologist. The veteran endured multiple kidney transplants and developed end stage renal disease. The veteran was granted service connection for chronic renal failure with hypertension due to scraping lead paint off of ships while in service.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Cary, NC (2017)
Our client, a disabled Army veteran, claimed her Stage 4 mantel cell lymphoma (life expectancy 8 years) was caused by or related to the Gulf War & exposure to hazardous chemicals (dioxin, uranium, burn pits). She is receiving stem cell transplants and chemotherapy. The veteran was awarded 100% for mantel cell lymphoma and is currently in active treatment. Our firm was able to expedite this claim with a Decision Review Officer based on Terminal Illness and had fast results. (Appeal date 10/21/16, Argument mailed 5/31/17, Informal DRO Conference 6/2/17, Award date 9/8/17).

Canfield, OH (2017)
The veteran passed away prior to the resolution of his claim, but we were able to obtain an award of accrued benefits in the amount of $309,396.24 for the spouse. The benefits were awarded for service connection of disabilities related to Agent Orange.

$3,100

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Goldsboro, NC (2015, 2017)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army/Vietnam veteran, in obtaining service connection for the following due to herbicide exposure to Agent Orange: diabetes mellitus Type II 20%, peripheral neuropathy right lower extremity 20%, peripheral neuropathy left lower extremity 20%, depressive disorder increased from 30% to 50%, left knee patellofemoral syndrome increased from 0% to 10%, right knee patellofemoral syndrome increased from 0% to 10%, prostate cancer increased from 0% to 20%. We also assisted the veteran in obtaining a 100% TDIU rating effective in 2015.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Hampstead, NC (2015)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army/Vietnam veteran, in obtaining service connection for colon cancer with 100% rating effective 9/2/11. Secondary to Diabetes Mellitus II caused by Agent Orange herbicide exposure in Vietnam. We obtained multiple medical opinions from the veteran’s head oncologist at Duke countering the VA Compensation and Pension examiner’s opinion. The veteran was terminally ill when we first accepted his case and his cancer had metastasized to other vital organs.

$860

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Wortham, TX (2014)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army National Guard veteran, in obtaining service connected PTSD rated at 50% effective on 06/09/09.

$1,250

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Lake City, SC (2014)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army combat veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at a 50% rating from 2007 to present. The veteran served in Iraq during Desert Storm. We represented this veteran at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims where we won a remand back to the Agency of Original Jurisdiction. The veteran was granted service connection and 50% for PTSD. The veteran’s PTSD was related to fear of hostile or terrorist activity and the VA failed to apply the new regulation amendment concerning this.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Warner Robins, GA (2013, 2015, 2017)
We assisted our client, a disabled retired Air Force veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at a 100% rating from March 23, 2008 to present. We also assisted with multiple claims for service connection and increased ratings. We attended a Board of Veterans’ Appeals hearing in July of 2015 where the attorney won an increased rating for mesenteric panniculitis (10%>60%) and additional remands for entitlement to TDIU and service connection for Sleep Apnea which were later awarded by the Regional Office on January 20, 2017 in addition to Special Monthly Compensation.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Pompano Beach, FL (2016)
Our client, a disabled Marine veteran, received a gunshot wound to the head while in the service and suffered from PTSD and gunshot wound residuals including a fractured skull. Our firm obtained a medical opinion switching his diagnosis and rating from depressive neurosis to PTSD in addition to asking for 100% TDIU.

$3,000

Approximately in Veteran’s Monthly Compensation


Hampton, VA (2017)
We assisted our client, a disabled Army veteran, in obtaining retroactive benefits at 100% service connection for TDIU, caused by his service connected disabilities. The veteran’s combined rating prior to his award for TDIU at 100% was 70%. The veteran with his representative attended a BVA Hearing in Virginia where the Judge granted TDIU at 100%.

$1,400

Approximately in DIC Monthly Compensation


Charlotte, NC (2017)
We assisted the widow of a disabled Army veteran with her DIC Compensation. In her case, the VA misinterpreted US Code of Federal Regulations §3.22(c) where the veteran’s spouse is entitled to an additional allowance under 38 USC § 1311(a)(2): “if, at the time of the veteran’s death, the Veteran was in receipt of, or entitled to receive, compensation for an service connected disability rated totally disabling (including a rating based on individual unemployability) for a continuous period of at least eight years immediately preceding death, and the surviving spouse was married to the veteran for those same eight years. The veteran was receiving 100% based on individual unemployability at the time of his death.