West Virginia Attorney Applauds Improvements Found in Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010

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The bill recently signed by the President will modernize and improve benefits for disabled American Veterans, West Virginia Veterans’ benefits attorney Jan Dils says.

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This law will make a significant difference in the lives of many of our country’s proud Veterans and their families, especially those Veterans who are disabled due to a service-connected injury or illness.

Jan Dils, one of the country’s leading Veterans’ benefits attorneys, says disabled Veterans will appreciate the improvements made possible by the recently enacted Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010.

“This law will make a significant difference in the lives of many of our country’s proud Veterans and their families, especially those Veterans who are disabled due to a service-connected injury or illness,” says Dils, the founder of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, L.C., which has six offices in West Virginia and North Carolina. “I would encourage Veterans to learn more about how this bill will affect their lives.”

President Barack Obama signed the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010, or H.R. 3219, earlier this month.

Among the bill’s features that will have a direct impact on disabled Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard) are:

  •     Allowing totally disabled Veterans to receive free Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance coverage for two years following their separation from active or reserve duty;
  •     An increase in the number of Veterans who can receive independent assisted living services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation program;
  •     Expand eligibility of disabled Veterans with severe burn injuries to receive automobile and adaptive equipment; and
  •     A higher cap on automobile allowance for disabled Veterans, increasing from $11,000 to $18,900.

“These provisions support disabled Veterans who fought bravely for our country and now simply want to get on with their lives and be productive members of society,” Dils says.

Additionally, the bill will allow the parents of fallen Veterans to be buried in a national cemetery with their child (if the child has no living spouse or children), and it will increase burial and funeral benefits and plot allowances from $300 to $700.

“Ultimately, this bill updates and improves a broad range of benefits that our Veterans deserve,” Dils says. “I hope our leaders continue to focus their attention and efforts on caring for the health and welfare of those who have served our country.”

About Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, L.C.

Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, L.C., focuses exclusively on helping individuals with disabilities get the financial help they deserve from the government by seeking benefits from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Social Security Administration. The firm features West Virginia offices in Charleston, Parkersburg, Huntington, Logan and Beckley and one office in Charlotte, North Carolina. To learn more about Veterans’ benefits and Social Security disability benefits, contact the firm by calling (877) 838-3726 or using its online form.

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