You served your country and came home wounded. Now you are being denied benefits to which you believe you are rightfully entitled. You are not alone. The Veteranâ€™s Administration denies thousands of VA disability claims each year, but you can appeal the decision with the help of a Cook County VA benefits appeal lawyer. Below, we will discuss how.
The Veteranâ€™s Administration requires that any applicant prove three things prior to being awarded benefits. Those are:
In most cases, it is the second fact that proves the most difficult to prove. While for some folks, it is very easy to prove that their disability is directly related to their military service (for instance, a loss of limb) it is more difficult for those with traumatic brain injury, PTSD, or other issues that may not present immediately after injury. In this case, your claim is more likely to be denied. The VA will then force you to prove that your injury was linked to your military service and that it prevents you from sustaining a job or caring for yourself.
The first thing that you should do is contact a VA benefits appeal lawyer. We will read over the denial letter and determine why your claim was denied. In most cases, the reason is some variation of â€śthere is insufficient evidence to grant your benefits.â€ť In that case, we talk to your doctors and elicit the opinions of vocational specialists who can discuss what you can or cannot do in a workplace. Doctors can also help validate your claim that your current disability is related to your military service. Your attorney will then pad your case file with all the relevant information that the VA needs to award benefits, and we apply again.
If you are denied benefits that you believe you owe, that is not the end of the line. Some cases are simply more difficult to prove than others but are no less valid. The Comerford Law Office, LLC specializes in helping veterans navigate the VA benefits appeals process and produce ironclad case files before the court.
If you have been denied VA benefits, a Cook County VA benefits appeal lawyer can help you build your case and appeal the decision. Do not give up. Call The Comerford Law Office today to learn more about how we can help.
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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