This post describes the VA disability appeals process for decisions issued prior to February 19, 2019. Decisions received after that date are subject to the new VA appeals process.
Every day the brave men and women of the American armed forces work hard to protect our rights and our freedoms. Unfortunately, many sustain disabilities and injuries as a result of their time in the service. The United States Census Bureau reports that 3.7 million veterans have service-connected disabilities. All veterans deserve their full benefits.
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our Cedar Lake veterans attorney fights aggressively for the rights and interests of disabled veterans. Mr. Comerford is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) and is authorized to handle these cases before the VA. To get help with your disability application or your appeal in Cedar Lake, please contact our law firm for a free consultation.
Under federal law, veterans lawyers must obtain an accreditation from the VA before they can represent an applicant in any aspect of the veterans disability claims process. James R. Comerford is a fully accredited Cedar Lake, IN VA benefits lawyer. Our legal team handles all types of veterans disability claims. Some examples of disabilities include:
No matter what stage of the VA disability claims process you are currently dealing with, our Cedar Lake VA benefits lawyer is prepared to help. If you need guidance with the initial application (VA Form 21-526) we can help you put together all of the medical and occupational evidence that you need to present the strongest possible claim for benefits.
If your claim has already been denied or substantially underpaid, you have limited time to take action. You must file a Notice of Disagreement (VA-Form 21-0958). Our Cedar Lake veterans lawyer can help you with the filing a Notice of Disagreement, which is the first step in bringing a successful appeal.
If your claim is not approved after your NOD is reviewed, you have the right to bring your case before the Board of Veterans Appeals. This is done through the filing a form 9 (VA Form 9). If you are thinking about appealing your disability denial, you should be represented by an experienced veterans lawyer.
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our Cedar Lake veterans attorneys are strong, dedicated advocates for our clients. If you or a family member needs help accessing veterans benefits in Lake County, Indiana, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm today by calling (312) 863-8572 or contacting us through our website.