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We Proudly Represent Veterans No Matter Where You Live or When You Served

Specializing in veterans’ law, the legal team at Bordner Law will focus on your disability claim while you focus on your health. With over 30 years of experience under our belts, your dedicated legal team will be your personal advocates and fight for the VA disability benefits you deserve. 

Relentlessly serving and representing America’s veterans, we won’t rest until we are satisfied with the results of your case. We’re honored to make a difference in the lives of our veterans.

  • Free Case Evaluations for All Veterans
  • Tailored Law Services for Every Veteran’s Case
  • Committed to Getting You the Benefits You Deserve
  • 30+ Years of Combined Experience
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Get a Military Discharge Upgrade Lawyer

If your life has been negatively affected because of a dishonorable or less-than-honorable discharge, you may qualify for a review and a discharge upgrade. Receiving a poor discharge ranking can impact your career opportunities, Veteran’s Affairs benefits, injury compensation, and education benefits, not to mention your reputation.

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A discharge upgrade can be a long process. It can take up to 2 years for your upgrade to go through due to the high amount of backlogs in the system. Being prepared with a military discharge upgrade lawyer will give you the best chances of your upgrade being successful. If your upgrade isn’t successful the first time, you may be waiting another 2 years for another chance, so it’s important to do it right the first time. 

After your initial discharge, you can file your petition for an upgrade up to 15 years later. After this time period, your chances of success are significantly reduced. So if your life has negatively been impacted by a dishonorable discharge, it is best to start planning for an upgrade sooner rather than later. The chances of getting a successful discharge upgrade are low due to a number of factors. Getting an experienced discharge upgrade lawyer will give you the best chances of an upgrade.

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Let’s Get You the VA Benefits You Deserve

If you are struggling to receive the compensation, medical benefits, or pension you are entitled to, the aggressive VA disability lawyer at Bordner Law is here to fight for you.

Veterans disability law can be a complex area of law. Having an experienced, knowledgeable attorney on your side can make all the difference when ensuring your claim is supported and has the best chance of being granted.

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Our law firm is determined to get America’s veterans the benefits they deserve. We are honored to serve you and stand up for the benefits you are after. Whether you were injured in the military or are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, we are here to be your advocate.

Veterans and Their Families May Be Eligible for the Following:

  • Veterans Pension
  • Disability and Survivor Benefits
  • Covered Medical Treatment
  • Life Insurance
  • Memorial and Burial Benefits
  • Education Opportunities
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The legal team at Bordner Law has over 30 years of combined experience in criminal defense, personal injury, and veterans law. This knowledge combined with their firsthand experience in law enforcement makes them the ideal team to fight for your rights in court.

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Veterans Law FAQs

  • What evidence do I need to support my veterans' benefits claim?

    To support your veteran’s benefits claim, you need evidence of your veteran’s military service. This can include a copy of your veteran’s discharge papers (the DD-214), copies of any medals or commendations he or she received, and records of any military service-related injuries or illnesses. If you are claiming benefits for a service-related disability, you will also need medical documentation demonstrating the disability’s connection to your veteran’s military service.

  • How long will it take for my veterans' benefits claim to be processed?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) processes veterans’ benefits claims in detail. The processing time for a veterans benefits claim can vary depending on the type of claim and the amount of evidence that is needed to support the claim. Generally, the VA will process a veterans’ benefits claim within 125 days from the date the VA receives the complete application package. However, veterans who have a service-connected disability or are filing a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) may experience longer processing times.

  • Can I receive veterans' benefits while my claim is pending?

    Yes, you can receive veterans’ benefits while your claim is pending. This includes receiving disability compensation, pension, education benefits, and health care. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will continue to pay these benefits until a final decision is made on your claim.

  • How much money can I expect to receive in veterans' benefits?

    The number of veterans’ benefits that a person can expect to receive will vary depending on their individual situation. However, some of the factors that may affect the number of benefits received include the type of discharge, length of service, and disability rating. Generally, veterans with a service-connected disability may receive up to $3,000 per month in disability benefits, while those without a service-connected disability may receive around $1,200 per month. Additionally, veterans may be entitled to other benefits such as healthcare and education assistance.

    Veterans Affairs (VA) monthly benefit payments depend on a number of factors, including your service-connected disabilities rating, marital status, and family composition. As of May 2017, the average monthly VA benefit payment was $1,348.

  • Can I appeal the decision of my veterans' benefits denial?

    If you have been denied veterans’ benefits, you may appeal the decision. The first step in the appeals process is to file a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) with the Regional Office that made the decision. The NOD must be filed within one year of the date of the denial letter.

    You should include a copy of the denial letter and any other documents that support your case with the NOD. You should also include a statement explaining why you disagree with the decision and why you believe you are entitled to benefits.

    After you file the NOD, the Regional Office will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your appeal. The letter will also inform you of which office will handle your appeal and what steps to take next.

  • How can a lawyer help me with my VA disability claim?

    A lawyer can help you with your VA disability claim in a number of ways. First, a lawyer can help you understand the process and what is required of you. Lawyers can also help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim and submit your application on your behalf. If your claim is denied, a lawyer can help you appeal the decision and represent you in court if necessary.

  • What are some of the most important things that I need to know about Veterans Law?

    Military veterans are protected by a variety of laws that are administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The most important protections are the following: 

    • Veterans are entitled to disability compensation for service-connected injuries or diseases.
    • Veterans are eligible for health care through the VA.
    • Veterans may be eligible for education benefits and other assistance.
    • Veterans may be eligible for home loans at favorable rates.
    • Veterans may be eligible for burial benefits.
  • What are the most common issues that Veterans Law lawyers deal with?

    Veterans law attorneys are often called upon to deal with a variety of different legal issues. One of the most common is helping veterans file for disability benefits. This can be a complex process, and there are many things that an attorney can do to help make sure that the claim is as strong as possible.

    Another common issue that veterans law attorneys deal with is helping veterans appeal a denied claim. If a veteran’s claim for benefits is denied, an attorney can help them file an appeal and represent them through the process.

  • What are some of the benefits that Veterans may be entitled to?

    There are many benefits that Veterans may be entitled to, including health care, education benefits, home loans, and survivor benefits. The VA offers a variety of health care services, including mental health care, dental care, and specialized care for women Veterans. Veterans can also use their education benefits to pursue a degree or certificate program or to take courses online or through the GI Bill. The VA offers home loan guaranty programs to help Veterans buy a home, and provides death and disability benefits to the families of Veterans who have died or become disabled while serving their country.

  • When and why should I talk to a lawyer for veterans?

    If you are a veteran and have been denied benefits, you may want to speak with a lawyer. Lawyers who specialize in veterans’ benefits can help you file an appeal and represent you in court if necessary. They can also advise you on other options available to you, such as disability pensions or education benefits. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you should also speak with a lawyer who specializes in this area. Bankruptcy can have a significant impact on your veteran’s benefits, and a lawyer can help ensure that you protect your rights.

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