Obtaining Your Veterans Benefits

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Whether you were drafted or you volunteered for service to your country, as a military veteran you may be entitled to a number of benefits. These benefits can be useful to you and your family, and should be researched as part of the estate planning process.

I am attorney Donald Witmyer. Before I started my private practice, the Law Office of Donald Witmyer, P.A., in Florida, I was a military lawyer and an active duty officer with the U.S. Air Force. I started my 21-year military career as an EOD diver for the U.S. Navy. If you have questions about obtaining your military-related benefits, I can help you find the answers, and I will fight for the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family.

Types Of Benefits Available To Military Veterans

Depending on when you served in the American military and what happened during your time of service, there are several options that may be open to you as far as VA benefits, including:

  • Disability compensation if you received an injury that left you at least 10 percent disabled while you were on active duty
  • Veterans pension offering supplemental retirement income for military service members who were on active duty during a designated "wartime period"
  • Survivors pension benefit for the surviving spouse or unmarried children of a veteran with wartime service
  • Aid and attendance and housebound allowances that provide support to veterans who are housebound or extremely limited in their activities due to a disability

Each of these benefits may provide a substantial help to your family; however, each one has specific eligibility requirements and will undoubtedly impact your estate planning. My firm can assist you in determining which VA benefits would fit your situation the best.

Was Your Application For Benefits Denied?

It can be devastating to put a lot of time and effort into filling out the applications for veterans benefits, only to receive a rejection. I can help with your appeals. I will review your documentation and the government's response to identify strategies for challenging the rejection and getting you the benefits you deserve.

You Served Your Country. Let Us Serve You.

As a former military lawyer, I have a special commitment to helping fellow veterans. Call my office in Destin at 850-502-2047 or use my online intake form to schedule an appointment.