Most self-filed disability benefits applications are denied by the VA claims department. Why? The most common reason is a lack of evidence to either prove that the condition is chronic or a lack of proof that the condition is service-related.
Not being a doctor, most veterans find themselves ill-suited to the task of filing such a claim. But having an accredited VA disability benefits attorney on your side can make all the difference.
As a claimant on the VA disability benefits fund, you are required to prove that you have a chronic debilitating condition and that this condition is directly related to your service to your country. This requires that you supply the VA claims department with medical evidence that proves a direct connection between your condition and your service.Â
The VA disability benefits attorneys at the Comerford Law Office have helped thousands of veterans file ironclad claim files and get the benefits that they desperately need (and deserve).
James R. Comerford is an accredited member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA) and is authorized by the United States government to represent veterans who are seeking to obtain monetary relief for health issues that were caused by their service to their country. In other words, we help Americaâ€™s veterans file claims and advocate on their behalf.
Most veterans are ill-suited to the task of navigating the red tape involved with filing a successful disability claim. They are also ill-suited to the task of making a medical argument as to why they are entitled to VA benefits. Case files can be incredibly complicated and when the VA denies a claim, it will not always be apparent why the claim is not entitled to benefits.
Veterans who have had claims denied or are otherwise struggling with the application process often hire accredited attorneys to advocate on their behalf and manage the claims process. We are familiar with the requirements that the VA employs when awarding benefits and generally know what medical evidence will be required to file a successful claim.
The Comerford Law Office has represented hundreds of Illinois veterans filing disability claims with the VA. Our mission is to see that every veteran who is entitled to file a VA disability claim gets the benefits that they were promised. Because the fund has limited resources, the VA will deny claims that do not provide sufficient medical evidence. Our job is to make sure your claim file is not one of those that are denied.
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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