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.
According to U.S. government data, nearly 4 million veterans have a disability or medical condition that is related to their time serving our country. Veterans live with physical, mental, and emotional wounds. There are benefits available for those with qualifying disabilities and conditions. Unfortunately, veteran disability benefits are not always easy to obtain.
Schererville veterans attorney James R. Comerford is a dedicated member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA). Mr. Comerford understands the VA claims process and knows how to help veterans get their full disability benefits. To get immediate assistance with your claim, please contact our law firm today for free legal guidance.
Under legal guidelines established by the Department of Veterans Affairs, only a small number of lawyers can handle VA disability claims. To represent a veteran in any aspect of the disability claims process, a lawyer must be fully accredited by the VA. Mr. Comerford has the authorization to take on all types of veterans disability cases. Regardless of your specific needs or issues, we can help you get the best results in your cases. Among many others, a list of common disabilities we have experience with includes:
When we take on a veterans disability claim in Schererville, Indiana, our legal team always hits the ground running. We will take whatever action is required to get you the best results. Our Schererville veterans lawyer can help you prepare your initial application. To start the process, you must complete and submit VA Form 21-526. This is a complex form and you need to get it right. It is imperative that you include all relevant medical documentation with your initial application.
In the unfortunate event that your claim is denied, you should contact an experienced Schererville VA disability attorney immediately. Our law firm will help you prepare and submit a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) using VA-Form 21-0958. This is the first step in filing an appeal. If the initial review is not successful, we can help you raise your case to the Board of Veterans Appeals. By filing a form 9 (VA Form 9), you have the right to get a hearing before the board. You only have 60 days after receiving a second decision to file an appeal.
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our Schererville veterans benefits attorneys are standing by, ready to help you fight for the benefits that you deserve. For a free, no-obligation review of your case, please call us today at (312) 863-8572. We represent veterans in Schererville and throughout Lake County, Indiana.