Joliet, IL asked in Military Law for Illinois

Q: Questions about applying for my VA benefits claims

I was radioman morse code operator in the Navy from 1958-62, and also involved with USAR communications, artillery,Tanks, and the pistol team.

USAR Rifle expert 4 Army pistol team member. Senior instructor marksmanship. total 12 years discharged in 1995.

I have not filed a claim yet, and just learned I could.

Then the Veterans Affairs contact said it is extremely hard to get compensation.

I am 71 yrs have significant loss and tinnitus. Worked as a plumber in civilian job.

I know people who received compensation from the VA that were on the same ship I was for years. One is . is in Missouri, and the VA here in Illinois is reluctant to help.

What can I do to get the benefits that I deserve?

ref. 38 C.F.R. § 4.85 Evaluation of hearing impairment. Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

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1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy J. Deffet
Timothy J. Deffet
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Contact The John Marshall Fair Housing Clinic Veteran's Clinic.

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