Service Connected Disability
We are known for helping hundreds of senior veterans receive pensions from the VA (and countless others find solutions to their LTC needs), but
realized that many thousands of veterans of all ages need our help due to disabilities that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service.
Experienced National VA Accredited Claims Agent Jerome Sebesta will lead the Compensation Division along with his team. They will work with any
veteran (or family member) on their existing service-connected claim; however, Omega will specialize in Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), AGENT ORANGE and
others but are reviewed case by case.
Although historically this process has taken years for a decision, Omega expedites this process by preparing a "Perfected Claim" that only takes
months. According to Jerome, "Our goal is to process all claims as Perfected and obtain decisions in less than 125 days to eliminate the hopelessness Veterans feel when their claim has been denied or
the rating is less than deserved."
Omega is paid ONLY IF we win the case as allowed by VA regulations.
Wondering if you or a loved one qualifies for compensation? Unhappy with your current rating? Contact Jerome at 919-552-3111 for a
Standing up for the rights of disabled U.S. veterans
Applying for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be a long, complicated process. No matter how worthy your claim, it can be turned down due to technicalities
at any stage. Omega will be able to assist you with our perfected claim process aimed at receving a favorable decision in months instead of years.
We help veterans and their families obtain the disability benefits they are entitled to from the VA. Once a claim for benefits has been denied, or you disagree with the disability rating the VA
has awarded, Omega can begin representing you immediately.
Compensation is the most common claim for benefits
When the VA approves a claim, a percentage of disability is assigned from 10 percent to 100 percent. Your level of disability determines the amount of your monthly non-taxable payment as well as
the amount of medical care you receive from the VA at no cost. Three things must be established through evidence to be entitled to VA benefits:
- There must be a current disability
- There must be evidence that the veteran first showed symptoms of a disease or suffered an injury, or an aggravation of a pre-existing disease or injury, while in the service or within a short
- There must be a link between the current disability and the in-service disease, injury or event
What Omega can do for you
Omega can guide your appeal through the lengthy claims process. We have experience dealing directly with the VA's Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for
Veterans Claims (Veterans Court). If necessary, we can pursue your appeal all the way to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Types of VA disability claims we handle include:
- Service-connected disability compensation
- Non-service connected pension
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
- Compensation for injury/death caused by VA (1151 Claim)
Who do we help?
Although veterans are the focus of our VA work, they are by no means the only recipients of benefits that we help. Surviving spouses and children may also apply for compensation. The VA describes
those who are eligible for benefits as:
- Veterans. A veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval or air services, including the Coast Guard, and who was discharged or released
under conditions other than dishonorable. This means veterans with dishonorable discharges may not apply for VA benefits at all.
- Surviving Spouses. The VA offers Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Death Pension Benefits to spouses of active service members and veterans
who die of service-related injuries — as long as they meet certain criteria. If your application for these benefits has been denied, please contact our office to see if we can help you appeal.
- Surviving Children. DIC and Death Pension Benefits are also offered to surviving children of service members and veterans. Children must be under 18, or 23
for students, and unmarried. Certain helpless adult children are also entitled to DIC benefits.
How fees are paid
The VA realizes that the claims and appeals processes may last years. If your appeal is granted, then you receive compensation that is retroactive to the beginning of your original claim. This
retroactive payment is provided in a lump sum. When you are represented by Omega, the VA deducts 20-30 percent of this lump sum for the payment of fees. (Note: Any accredited organization or
attorney wishing to charge more than 20 percent must collect their entire fee directly from the veteran they have represented. We never collect a fee
unless we win your claim for benefits.
Call us today if your VA disability claim has been denied or you disagree with your disability rating.
CALL Omega at 919-552-3111 to schedule a consultation.