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Veterans Disability FAQ

If you have questions or concerns about disability benefits for yourself or a beloved veteran, an Atlanta veterans disability lawyer can be consulted at our firm. We have 40 years of experience in handling disability claims to the federal government and large insurance companies. We have gained much valuable experience and knowledge and are ready to provide you with the benefit of that. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions. Please read through this and then call us with any additional questions.

How do I apply for disability compensation?

The VA website will take you to an application form online that you can begin to process. For many, this can be a daunting and difficult task. If you run into problems during the application process, please contact us to find out about the services we can offer. Many retain our services from the beginning in order to save time and frustration over the long haul.

Who is eligible for benefits?

Any military personnel, who sustained illness or injury while on active military duty and was discharged with anything other than a dishonorable discharge, would be eligible. If an injury or illness was made worse as a result of military service, you will also be eligible.

How long before I begin receiving my benefits?

On the average it can take six or seven months, if all goes smoothly and you agree with the decision by the VA. If not, it can drag on for several years. If you are already experiencing delays and problems, we encourage you to contact us and we'll show you how we can help.

My disability has gotten worse; can I obtain more benefits?

In most cases, yes. When you are approved for benefits, the amount you receive is based on the percentage of disability you have been approved for. If that percentage increases, you can resubmit an application for more benefits to show that your condition has worsened.

What are survivor benefits?

Survivor benefits are paid to the spouses, children and dependent parents of veterans who have died as a result of a service-connected disease and are eligible.

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    David A. Stevens


    Attorney David Stevens was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta in 1991 and graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2002. During law school, he was active in both the Moot Court Board - serving as Vice President of Appellate Advocacy - and mock trial, participating in several national competitions. He received awards for his academic performance in Research, Writing and Advocacy and Litigation classes. After graduating from law school, David immediately ...
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    Douglas Sullivan


    Attorney Douglas Sullivan grew up in a military family where his father had a career in the US Air Force. As an Air Force brat, he developed an interest in military history and has immense respect for those men and women who have served our country. After a life of being transferred to various Air Force bases throughout the United States, Doug obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. He then attended law ...
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    Daphne Sullivan


    Daphne Sullivan was born in Washington D.C. into a military family. She was raised in Alabama where she obtained her B.S. in English and graduated with honors from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated with a Masters of Education with a concentration in English education from the University of North Alabama. She obtained her legal education at Cumberland School of Law. As a law student, she received awards in Legal Research and Writing as well as Criminal Procedure ...
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    Christopher Campagno


    Christopher A. Campagno joined Stevens & Sullivan, LLC in June of 2021. His areas of expertise are Veterans Law, Disability Rights, and Military Justice. His current practice focuses on representing disabled veterans throughout all stages of the VA disability claims process, to include the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans claims. In 2019, Christopher earned his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to his law degree, he was awarded a certificate from ...

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