Dept. of Veterans Affairs
The end of the military discharge case for the wounded service member is the beginning of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs case. After discharge, the law provides for medical care and other benefits to the wounded service member through the DVA. The law provides that those service members rated 100% disabled are also entitled to additional benefits such as 100% real estate tax exemptions, educational and other family benefits.
The reputation of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs' for long wait times, failure to respond to claims and arbitrary denial or revocation of benefits is well-known. Once again, effective and persistent legal representation is the difference-maker for a timely, fair or favorable disposition for the wounded service member. A strong result in the military separation case also forms an excellent base from which to argue for the proper level of benefits from the DVA.