Veteran's Benefits

Are you a veteran and unsure what benefits are available to you? Do you need help cutting through the red tape and understanding how to properly fill out all the mandatory paperwork? Do you need help making sure you file a fully developed claim to avoid delays or a denial?

Was your veterans disability claim denied? Are you worried that the Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) will not treat you fairly or you will be subject to extremely long delays?

Lisha A. Prater is a Springfield, Missouri, veterans benefits attorney who is committed to answering all your questions and helping you successfully obtain VA benefits. As someone who is married to an Air Force retiree, she has the utmost respect for military families and is committed to serving veterans from all military branches.

The law firm of Lisha Prater Seery, LLC, is committed to helping you assert and preserve the veterans' rights you have rightly earned by serving your country with bravery and courage. To learn more, call 417-459-4390 or email today to schedule a consultation.

Federal and Missouri Veteran Benefits Available

Attorney Prater and the staff at Lisha Prater Seery, LLC, help veterans apply for and appeal denials for all types of veteran benefits offered federally and by the state of Missouri, including:

  • Disability
  • Pensions as well as Aid & Attendance program benefits
  • Housing benefits: Obtaining placement into seven different nursing homes that provide three levels of care, home loan and grant options
  • Financial assistance benefits: Property tax credits, tax exemptions for Agent Orange exposure settlement payments, Vietnam veterans survivor grant program payments for tuition-free scholarships for children of survivors who suffered illnesses from toxic exposure during war, Servicemen's Readjustment Act (G.I. Bill)
  • Employment benefits: Veterans' preference with state of Missouri employment program, priority for qualified veterans' employment
  • Other state veterans benefits in Missouri: Counseling, obtaining medals, insurance options and burials in state veteran cemeteries, as well as fishing and hunting without a permit or obtaining free veteran disability license plates

Qualifying for VA Benefits

To qualify for many of these benefits, you must be a veteran who served 90 days or more on active duty (with at least one day during a period of war) and have been discharged for any reason except dishonorably. In some cases, you must demonstrate that you have limited income or net worth and/or be over 65 years of age.

To receive disability benefits, you must have been active duty, training for active duty or training for some types of inactive duty and sustained an injury, contracted an illness, aggravated a pre-existing condition or become disabled as a result of VA care. These injuries can include any kind of physical injury or psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a combat-specific illness such as Gulf War syndrome.

Experienced and Skilled Assistance Navigating VA Programs

Attorney Prater is here to help single veterans, married veteran, surviving spouses and children as well as veterans married to another veteran. The firm provides thorough and aggressive representation to ensure all benefits a client qualifies for are applied to properly in order to cover expenses for assisted living services or any other personal needs.

Lisha Prater is a veterans disability lawyer who will fight to get the compensation you deserve if your application is denied or continuously delayed. As a forward-thinking attorney with more than 15 years of experience, Ms. Seery strives for an outcome that will prepare you for the future and many of the changes that it may hold, including other legal needs you may have that requires detailed counsel.

Choose a Dedicated Greene County Veterans' Benefits Lawyer

To schedule your initial consultation, please do not hesitate to call 417-459-4390 or email. Ms. Seery offers a military discount for those who have served 10 or more years, or are currently serving. Additionally, flexible payment options and reasonable rates are available. The firm also offers evening and weekend appointments.