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This page is all about VA Compensation for those veterans living in Ohio.  We will discuss the attorneys role in VA compensation.  This page will also talk about applying for VA disability in OH.  Lastly, we will discuss benefits available for Ohio veterans.  If you have any questions or need help  please call me at 1-877-527-5529.  

Attorneys for VA Compensation in OH

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If you have been denied VA compensation benefits you can hire a lawyer to help you with your claim. For years, you could only get help from a veteran’s service organization. A law was passed in June of 2007 that allows veterans to hire attorneys for their denied VA compensation claims in OH and every other state. Most VA lawyers in OH and other states charge 20% of past due benefits. The lawyer only gets paid if he or she is able to get you your benefits or additional benefits, and it results in the award of past due benefits. Some attorneys may charge a higher percentage than 20%, but if they do so it must be approved by the VA when the case is completed.
The VA compensation process can be very complex and it is a good idea to get help with your claim. You may want to contact a VA disability lawyer or a veteran’s service organization for this help. A good representative can assist an Ohio veteran get their service connected VA compensation benefits in many ways. They first will look at why you have been denied, or why you received less than you were entitled to in your rating decision. A lawyer or representative should then review your entire claim file to make sure it includes all of the evidence that is favorable to your claim. The VA attorney can then seek additional evidence if it is needed.   Attorneys will also write a brief which explains to the VA why there decision was wrong, and explains what you should be entitled to. If you have to attend a hearing it is helpful to have a lawyer by your side to ask the right questions, and present to the judge the best arguments as to why you are entitled to the benefits you seek. VA compensation in Ohio and every other state is a long and frustrating process in most cases.  
If you would like to ask me more questions about how a VA compensation lawyer can help you with your claim or if you have already decided you want help feel free to call me at 1-877-527-5529. I am located in New Jersey but I handle cases nation wide, but if you prefer a local OH VA lawyer I would be more than happy to help you find one.

Apply for VA Compensation in OH

So how do you apply for VA compensation benefits in OH? You can apply on your own or get the help of a VA VSO or veteran’s service organization. As I mentioned earlier, if you are denied in most cases you can then hire a lawyer to help you with your disability claim if you choose. A claim can be filed at the below VA offices. For more information about the steps in a VA compensation claim for you service connected disability, or in other words, the VA compensation process you can visit my web-page on the topic and you should also know you can apply on-line at the VA website.  The important thing is that you apply as soon as possible if you think you have a service connected medical condition since in most cases you can only be paid from the date of your application for benefits.  To better understand the requirements for VA compensation for a service connected disability you should visit and read my page on the subject.  
Below is the address and phone number of the VA Regional Office for OH and the OH intake sites.

Cleveland Regional Benefit Office and Regional Loan Center Intake Site at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 
A.J. Celebrezze Fed. Building                                                                            
1240 East 9th St. 
Cleveland, OH 44199 

Intake Site at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
VA/DOD Transition Office, 
4881 Sugar Maple Dr. 
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433

VA Benefits for OH Veterans


The rest of this page is devoted to benefits specific for OH veterans and OH disabled veterans. In some cases, there are additional benefits for disabled veterans on top of what they get from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The benefits discuss below are from the Ohio Veterans Benefits Administration and some are from the VA. Along with the available benefits you will find a website at the bottom of each section which will direct you to the OH VBA website to get more information about the programs you are interested in.


OH Veterans Disability Benefits


Federal Benefits for OH Disabled Veterans


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

USERRA - Uniform Services Employment & Re-employment Rights Act

The Post-9/11 GI Bill

The MGIB program

Troops to Teachers

Center for Energy Workforce Development - Troops to Energy Jobs

USERRA - Uniform Services Employment & Re-employment Rights Act

Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR)

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (also known as VR&E or VET90 or Ch. 31 program)

Jobs for Vets State Grant Program (JVSG) - Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services (ODJFS)

Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP)

VA Home Loan Guaranty

OH State Benefits for Disabled Ohio Veterans


Fast Track to Academic Credit for Veterans

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

Military Interstate Children’s Compact

Fast Track to Professional Licenses for Veterans

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Smart Money Choices

Ohio Cares

Ohio Heroes Program

Operation Legal Help Ohio

Patriot Program

Free Hunting License

Free Fishing License

Free Registration of Watercraft

Discounts at Ohio State Parks

Small Business Development Centers


For more information on any of these benefits visit the OH VA web-site page for 

Special benefits for Ohio Veterans 


Ohio Veterans Bonus


State Bonus for Service in Afghanistan & Elsewhere


Description: This program provides a monetary bonus for those that served during the time of the conflict in Afghanistan. It pays $100 per month for service in Afghanistan, and $50 per month for service elsewhere, up to a maximum of $1,500. 


Eligibility: Veterans (including those currently serving) can determine if they are eligible by visiting the web site and using the eligibility tools. Generally, anyone who served honorably, anywhere in the world for more than 90 days (not for training) on or after October 7, 2001 is eligible. Applicants must have been Ohio residents at the time of entry onto active duty, and be current Ohio residents.



If you need help with your veterans disability compensation claim in OH feel free to call me at 1-877-527-5529.

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