US army veterans that have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease can apply for disability benefits provided by the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA).
Individuals that have experienced service-related toxic exposure can qualify for VA benefits. It's crucial to know that the amount of the compensation is determined by multiple factors that separate benefits into several disability tiers.
The Department of Veteran Affairs employs a disability rating system that determines the extent of impairment. As of December 2021, veterans whose disability rating is under 30% receive limited compensation regardless of dependents (up to $300/month).
Parkinson's disease is currently appointed an automatic 30% rating by the VA, although it doesn't account for the associated symptoms. A rating exceeding 30% entitles veterans to financial compensation ranging between $460/month on the lower end and up to $3,950/month in severe cases of 100% disability.
It should, however, be noted that disability ratings are evaluated on a cumulative basis, meaning that for every service-related disability, the VA will assign a specific rating. These combined ratings provide the overall disability rating that determines the amount of monthly compensation.
Veterans should be aware that once they have received a Parkinson's diagnosis resulting from service-related toxic exposure, they are likewise entitled to additional compensation for other issues that the condition causes:
With more than 35 years of evaluating personal injury and product liability claims, Atraxia Law has gained valuable knowledge and experience representing the interests of clients that have been affected by exposure to toxic chemicals.
Filing a toxic exposure claim can be a challenging task for someone struggling with the difficulties of Parkinson's disease. That is why we seek to maintain your involvement minimal in this arduous process.
We require only proof of prolonged exposure to paraquat and a subsequent Parkinson's diagnosis. Given the differing statute of limitations for each separate state, we advise you to seek us out quickly to improve your claim's chances of success.
We are ready to provide further clarifications regarding our process and services and answer any inquiries.