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.
The Comerford Law Office proudly represents America’s veterans when filing VA disability claims. James R. Comerford is certified to help U.S. veterans appeal VA disability claims or increase their disability rating. Our office has successfully helped thousands of U.S. veterans get the benefits they were promised after their applications came back denied. If you are concerned about the VA application process, a Dyer VA benefits lawyer can help.
If you have filed a VA disability benefits application with the VA and your application has come back declined, you are not alone. Of the hundreds of thousands of applications that the VA gets each year, only a small fraction are awarded benefits. The others are forced to appeal the decision with the VA.
The appeals process requires that you prove that your disability was related to your military service and that your disability substantially impairs you from doing work for which you are qualified. You will need to present medical evidence such that your disability rating is high enough to get benefits. This can be quite difficult and the VA will not provide any assistance. That is why you need a lawyer to appeal a VA denial of benefits.
VA disability benefits are a form of regular nontaxable monthly payment from the U.S. government to disabled veterans. Those who require in-home nursing can also have that paid for. If a family member is the one providing the in-home nursing, then they can receive compensation for those duties. VA disability benefits can radically improve the quality of a disabled veteran’s life.
The Comerford Law Office can help you file an appeal after your application has come back denied. VA appeals lawyers are not able to enter the fray until the appeals process has begun. We then go over your application and attempt to prove that your disability rating is high enough that it prevents you from doing work for which you are qualified. We coordinate with your doctors, witnesses who can testify concerning your injury, family members who can discuss how your disability impacts your mobility, and more.
First, you will be sent a packet notifying you that your application has been denied. It is here that you will want to contact a Dyer VA benefits lawyer. We will help you file your Notice of Disagreement and ensure that your Form 9 packet is complete. Hopefully, we can help you build an ironclad case file that the VA cannot reject.
If you were injured in the line of duty or have disabilities related to your military service, call The Comerford Law Office, LLC today to discuss the matter and begin the process of appealing the decision.