If your VA benefits have been denied, you may be hurt and confused. This is money that you should be guaranteed, having faithfully served your country. It is possible, however, to appeal the ruling, and this is often the first step toward getting the benefits you deserve.
A denied VA disability benefits lawyer in Illinois can help you file an appeal and then build your case using medical evidence from your doctors.
There is only so much money that Congress allocates for veteranâ€™s benefits. If there are too many individuals making claims on the fund, then the fund will no longer be solvent. For that reason, the VA forces every claimant to provide a flawless case file to weed out lesser claims.
In most cases, the only reason that they will provide you is that there is not enough medical evidence to satisfy their terms. Veterans who are filing claims often get frustrated by the whole process, but that is money that you were promised and are owed.Â
The VA compensation program requires that all veterans applying for disability benefits meet three criteria. Those are:
While some veterans find the process easy to navigate, such as those who suffered severe physical impairments, others find it much more difficult to prove a connection between their active duty service and their disability. When this happens, having a denied VA disability benefits lawyer can make all the difference.
A denial letter is not the end of your case. For most veterans, it is just the beginning. The Comerford Law Office will go over your denial letter and determine why your claim was denied. We will then contact your doctors and attempt to get the evidence you need to win your appeal.Â
The timeline will not be the same for all veterans who have been denied. The VA has a Legacy Appeal system that applies to some while the Appeals Modernization Act will apply to others. In either case, you are entitled to a hearing before a judge, and you are entitled to have an attorney represent you during that hearing. Our veteransâ€™ disability benefits lawyers can help you navigate the system and exhaust all avenues of appeal.
If you have been denied VA benefits, do not get discouraged. You can have an attorney help you prepare your case file and get the evidence you need from doctors and occupational specialists to prove your case. Call The Comerford Law Office, LLC today for more information.
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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