Veterans Disability Benefits
On June 9, 2008 our son and brother, Private First Class Norman M. Murburg, III died during his Special Forces training exercises at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Training Center Camp McCall, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. “Ehren” as we and his close friends called him was an 18-Xray (18X10, Company D, STU, Support Battalion SWC, Ft Bragg, NC) and died in such a way that his nickname Ehren, (honorable) would have indicated. His one grandfather Lt. M. Goldblatt was a US Army test pilot and his other, Lt. Cmdr. N. M. Murburg, a Navy UDT/frogman. Ehren had an MAT score of 139/140 and was proud to have been an infantryman, someone “who could do anything” in his own words, Airborne and part of US Army Special forces and the Green Beret program. He had left the University of Florida, a Bright Futures Scholar, to join the Army become a member of the Special Forces, and fight terrorism in Afghanistan where he would have been at “the head of the spear”, a place where he could the most good “for my country, for my children and my children’s children”. Ehren was an automatic weapons specialist and after his Green Beret Training, would have soon been on his way to medical training to become a Medic and to rejoin his unit. Ehren turned down the opportunity to go to West Point. His goal was to serve his country and to someday return to the University of Florida to complete his Pre-medical studies and then go onto medical school. His loss was a loss to us all, his family, his unit and his country. He died with his weapon in his hand. We were and are so proud of him. There will never be another like him. Why do our best die ever so young.
Having lost such a young man, such a son, both Carol and Mike renewed their obligation and commitment to help and to serve our Veterans in any way that they could. Where families have suffered the losses, there must be some way to help. As a consequence, the Law Offices of Mike Murburg, P.A. will review, as they are able, the poignant issues concerning the service connected claims of all of our disability clients and the claims of all those disabled Veterans who may seek such advice. Hopefully, posthumously, this will help make Ehren as proud of us as we are of him. We recognize his ultimate sacrifice and that of out servicemen and women. We pledge to fight as hard for our disabled Veteran clients as hard as they have fought for us. We can only stand in your shadow, not in your shoes. You have no equals.
- Service Connected Veteran’s Disability Benefits
- What are my rights to appeal a VA decision?
- What is an Appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals?
- How can I appeal the decision and How do I start my appeal?
- What happens after the VA receives my Notice of Disagreement?
- How long do I have to start my appeal?
- What happens if I do not start my appeal on time?
- Can I get a hearing with the Board?
- Where can I find out more about appealing to the Board?
- What if I am denied my benefits; Can I get someone to help me with my appeal to the Board?
- Do I have to pay someone to help me with my appeal to the Board?
- Can or should I give VA additional Evidence?
- What if I choose to present new evidence?
- What happens after I give VA evidence?
- When will my VA check be delivered?
- How can I receive additional benefits for dependents?
- How can I receive aid and attendance or housebound benefits?
- How can I receive Hospitalization and Outpatient Treatment?
- How can certain expanses increase my rate of improved pension?
- How can I receive information about Government Life Insurance?
- Are my benefits exempt from claims of creditors?
- Do I report a change of address?
- What conditions affect my right to payment?
- If I am receiving VA Disability Should I let my attorney know and give him a copy of my VA Award notice before my case is set or soon after my case is set for hearing?
- If I a Disability Claimant is a Veteran who has applied for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits, must my VA Doctor assist that claimant in completing paperwork helpful to my Social Security Disability or SSI case?
- If I have more Questions Concerning VA Awards where can I find out more information?