Problems We Solve

As Veterans, you have served your country. Many of you have fought in wars to protect the freedoms that we, as a nation, hold so dear.

And yet, the fact remains that so many Veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life for a number of reasons. Some are forging a new career path, and some may turn to short-term high-interest loans or credit cards to pay bills.

For Veterans who are struggling with the complexity of getting service-connected for VA disability benefits, we’d like to help.

These are some of the
problems we solve:

I’m feeling stuck or frustrated — being underrated or denied but don’t know what to do about it.

Vet Comp & Pen can help establish and develop medical evidence to support Veterans pursuing new claims, rating increases, or appealing a wrongfully denied claim. Our methodology of examining and evaluating health and service recorders to develop medical evidence provides the support Veterans are seeking for service-connection. There is no guarantee our method works every time, but a lot of clients are happy with their results.

I put a lot of effort into getting VA disability benefits, I’m not making the progress that was expected, and I just don’t have any more time to waste.

At Vet Comp & Pen we hear you – the process can be frustrating! We have diligently worked for many years to help Veterans develop medical evidence to support service-connections to illnesses, injuries, and events related to military service. It is not an overnight process, but we work hard and help with the heavy lifting of reviewing and developing medical evidence for claims.

I waited too long to do anything about my disability, now I fear it’s too late.

Oftentimes Veterans experience a mild injury or receive a diagnosis that worsens over time, ultimately needing medical or psychological attention. As such, it is never too late to pursue disability benefits as aliments can develop or increase over time, which could mean Veterans may medically and ethically qualify for new or additional disability benefits. Evidence-based medical consulting can help identify if symptoms or diagnoses could be related to military service, even if years have passed since discharging.

I’m only rated at 0%.

While a 0% rating can be disappointing, the fact of the matter is that the VA has acknowledged this particular disability as service-connected. Service-connection is the start of the process, paving the way to support other disabilities with medical evidence that could lead to increases or secondary claims.

My injury only acts up intermittently and I’m not sure if it is considered a legitimate disability.

Just because symptoms are intermittent, it does not mean they do not exist. Keeping a journal of any pain or loss of function explaining how this condition affects day-to-day activities is vital. When going to a medical examination, these things can be taken into account. As such, documenting symptoms and daily activity, along with medical consulting, is a way to help determine if you medically and ethically qualify for disability benefits.

I’m experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with sleep apnea, but I have no idea how if or how it is service-connected.

Various disabilities may lead to other chronic secondary conditions. The VA will decide whether a connection of “secondary” or “aggravated” conditions is related to a primary service-connected disability. For example, sleep apnea is often connected to PTSD or knee injuries. With medical consulting and developing medical evidence, we can help if a secondary condition is related to other service-connected disabilities. Understanding the relation of one disability to another can often be uncovered through evidence-based medical consulting.

I’m retired from the military retired after 20 years and currently receiving military retirement benefits, but not sure if pursuing disability benefits is an option.

While there are some rules for receiving retirement and disability benefits at the same time, it is possible to receive both concurrently. Retired Veterans should not let retirement pay stop them from evaluating their benefit options. Evidence-based medical consulting may be able to help retired Veterans receive retirement and disability benefits at the same time.

I’m in financial survival mode and searching for solutions.

Oftentimes Veterans struggling to manage education, work, and family obligations may not have the time to pursue disability benefits they medically and ethically qualify for. Disability benefits can be a great financial source as it is tax-free. Evidence-based medical consulting may be an option in helping provide medical evidence for Veterans that are pursuing disability benefits.

I don’t have money to pay for medical consulting.

You only pay us if your monthly compensation goes up after engaging our services.

Call Vet Comp & Pen today to see what we can do for you. You’ve got
nothing to lose, and we just may be able to help you uncover valuable
disability benefits which you may medically and ethically qualify for.