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How Can a Tacoma Veteran’s Benefits Lawyer Help Me?

NOTE: We are not accepting new clients for veterans disability claims assistance at this time.

Although we are not accepting new clients for veterans disability we would be happy to take your call and try to point you in the right direction.

For many veterans, the benefits they receive from the federal government or the state of Washington are essential to their daily life. In some cases, these benefits may be their sole source of income and the difference between having a roof over their heads and homelessness. From time-to-time the federal and state agencies that administer these programs will deny a person these benefits that are legally entitled to them. Fortunately, often times an attorney can help veterans get the benefits they are entitled to and help navigate the maze of bureaucracy that characterizes government agencies.

Some of the ways that a Tacoma veteran’s benefits attorney can help include:

Assisting in applying for state and federal benefits

In order to receive benefits, veterans must apply with the Washington State Department of Veteran’s Affairs1 or the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.2 These agencies are not known for their efficiency and responsiveness. An attorney can help make sure that you get the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible.

Appealing a denial of benefits

If you have already applied for benefits and have been denied by either agency, an attorney can help you appeal the decision. The appeals process can be extremely complicated, so it is highly advisable for anyone considering appealing a benefits denial to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.

Assisting with a discharge upgrade

Some veterans who received anything other than an honorable discharge from the military can experience difficulty obtaining benefits. In these cases, they may be able to upgrade their discharge by petitioning a board of review to re-evaluate the circumstances under which they left the service. The standard for upgrading a discharge is quite high, so it is important for individuals who wish to do so to discuss their situation with an experienced lawyer.

Contact a Tacoma veteran’s benefits attorney today for a case evaluation

Individuals who are seeking veteran’s benefits or who are currently involved in a dispute regarding their benefits should discuss their situation with an experienced veteran’s benefits attorney. The lawyers of the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess are committed to helping those who have served our country obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. To schedule a phone consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today at 206-621-1110 in Seattle or 253-572-1000 in Tacoma.