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, LLC represents the interests of Illinois and Indiana veterans in appeals with the VA over VA disability benefits. When you joined the armed forces, the U.S. government promised that they would provide supplemental income to you and your family if you were ever injured in the line of duty and that prevented you from securing gainful employment later in life. While thousands of applications are processed each year, only a tiny handful of these applications are accepted on the first try. Most veterans will need to appeal the rejection of their application and provide the VA with additional proof. This is where a VA disability lawyer can help.
Individual applicants must submit applications on their own prior to seeking out the representation of a VA disability lawyer. Once your application is submitted and rejected, you can then begin the process of engaging a lawyer and filing an appeal. The VA disability lawyers at The Comerford Law Office have successfully advocated on behalf of hundreds of Illinois and Indiana veterans.
When your application comes back, and it is most likely to come back rejected, you can then seek out the help of an experienced VA disability lawyer near you.
As soon as your application comes back rejected, you should then seek out the aid of a VA disability lawyer. You will need to file a Notice of Disagreement which preserves your right to file an appeal. You will want to avoid mentioning why you think the VA’s decision is wrong. You could end up trapping yourself into one argument.
Your VA disability lawyer will also help fill out your Form 9. The Form 9 is the actual meat and bones of your application. Here, you will present medical evidence for why your case deserves to be honored by the VA. It’s important to understand that the majority of applications filed by individual veterans simply lack enough information to meet the requirements set forth by the VA. The VA demands more information, and that is where it can get extremely confusing for applicants.
It is hardly intuitive for a member of the general public to provide a government agency with a legal argument using medical proof. The Comerford Law Office has years of experience helping veterans file these appeals and getting the benefits they deserve.
The Comerford Law Office, LLC represents the interests of Illinois and Indiana veterans filing appeals with the VA for disability benefits. Call today to schedule a free consultation and we can discuss your next moves immediately.