Veterans’ rights are favored in the law, and special rights and programs exist for veterans at the federal, state and local levels. The essential rights of veterans are established through the US Veterans Administration (VA), which administers a vast array of programs governing disabilities, healthcare, finance, nursing home and cemetery services, to name just a few benefit areas.
Many of these benefits do not require the attention of an attorney, provided that the individual veteran or his or her family is willing to take the initiative. The VA and its many state counterparts also have many levels of assistance, which can often help navigate the various benefit programs.
Still, in certain areas, such as disability and veterans home ownership assistance, the assistance of an experienced attorney can be invaluable. Such an attorney will understand the best process to obtain and process benefits.