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VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS

Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyers in Connecticut


Legal Assistance for VA Benefit Claims

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers former members of the United States military a number of benefits. Some of these benefits include healthcare services, physical rehabilitation, psychological counseling, vocational training, and employment services.

Other accessible programs include home loans, discounted insurance coverage, and educational funding through the GI Bill. Many of these benefits are also available to a veteran’s spouse, dependents, or survivors as well.

About VA Disability

After military service, many veterans — especially those who saw combat — suffer from deteriorated physical or mental health. The VA makes financial compensation available to veterans who have suffered a disability linked to their military service. The VA will pay monthly compensation to those veterans who are considered at least 10% disabled as the result of their military service.

Veterans with serious disabilities who cannot return to the workforce may access services designed to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. A veteran who is at least 65 years of age — or one who is on a limited income and permanently, totally disabled — may also qualify for a monthly pension.

Denied VA disability benefits? Put experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights. Call our experienced VA disability attorneys in Connecticut at (203) 806-9256 today. The Carter Mario Law Firm team offers decades of combined legal experience.

Veterans Benefit FAQ


How Can I Apply for VA Benefits?

To file for VA Disability Benefits, you can apply:

  • Online: You can file for benefits online through the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP).
  • By Mail: You can submit VA Form 21-526 by mail or bring it to your local VA Regional Office.
  • By Phone: You can call the VA at 800-827-1000 and request an application form by mail.

What Information Will I Need to Apply?

When applying for VA Disability Benefits, the VA requires you document several pieces of information in your application. These include dependency records, discharge and separation papers, employment history, and any medical evidence supporting your disability claim.


How Can I Receive Veterans Benefits?

The VA adheres to a strict set of guidelines when determining if you or your family members are eligible for benefits.

You may qualify for benefits if you are a:

  • Veteran: As a veteran, you may be eligible for compensation, pension, or other benefits if you have a service-related disability — provided you were discharged from military service under any conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Veteran Dependent: A veteran’s spouse, a former spouse who has not remarried, a veteran’s children, and even a veteran’s parents may be eligible to receive certain veterans benefits under certain conditions.
  • Veteran Survivor: The surviving spouse, child, or parent of a deceased veteran may qualify for benefits. These include burial benefits, pensions, gratuity payments, and dependency or indemnity compensation.

Should I File an Appeal of My Claim?

While an applicant can file an appeal for any reason, most appeal a decision because they were either denied benefits for a disability they believe occurred during service or their disability is more severe than rated by the VA.

Trust Our Experience

When you or someone you love has been injured, you need experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights — just contact us today! The Carter Mario Law Firm team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access and our exclusive Zero Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario Law Firm, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple.

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CLIENT VICTORIES

We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our 65-year-old client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Illegal Left-Hand Turn $2,400,000

    A 17-year-old driving an SUV made an illegal left-hand turn at a T-intersection in a residential neighborhood. The driver hit our 36-year-old client and suffered severe head and brain trauma; multiple fractures to his face and skull; multiple rib fractures; cervical vertebrae fracture; left femur, left hand, and left foot fractures; a punctured lung.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2,400,000

    Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a car. This accident caused a severe injury that resulted in leg amputation.

  • Head-On Collision Results in Passenger’s Death $2,300,000

    A 23-year-old male was a passenger in a vehicle that crossed into the path of a school bus and struck it head-on, which resulted in his death.

  • Cable Man Slipped on a Half Inch of Ice in the Entryway $2,250,000

    A 34-year-old man was installing cable television equipment at a condominium complex when he slipped on a half-inch of ice in the entryway, causing him to fall on his back and hit his head. As a result, the man underwent three invasive procedures due to lumbar spine injuries. Despite the procedures, he was determined to be 40 percent disabled, limiting his future ability to work in a full-time, labor-intensive position.

  • Low-Impact Sideswipe $2,050,000

    A 34-year-old driver was sideswiped on the highway and later developed failed back syndrome, leaving him unable to work and suffering from chronic pain.

  • Fall on Ice $1,900,000

    Our diabetic client fell on the ice and broke their ankle. Rubbing from the ankle cast caused a non-healing wound which led to leg amputation.

  • Death Due to Failure to Diagnose $1,650,000

    Death due to failure to diagnose skin cancer.

  • Scooter Accident $1,250,000

    A scooter operator was hit after the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn. The client suffered severe injuries, including a fractured hip and a concussion.

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WHY CHOOSE CARTER MARIO LAW FIRM?

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.
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