Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyer in Cook County

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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.

Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyer in Cook County

The Comerford Law Office proudly represents America’s veterans regarding disability claims. VA disability claims can be needlessly frustrating and exhausting. Claims can come back denied for no other reason than a lack of information. Still, it will not be apparent what information the VA is even looking for. Having an attorney prepare and manage your casefile improves your chances of getting the benefits you deserve in a timely manner.

Applying vs. Appealing

Some folks hire a VA disability benefits attorney at the beginning of the process. Others wait until after their request comes back denied. 

The VA takes (on average) 125 days to process and render a decision on your claim. The claim usually comes back denied. At this point, you can begin the process of initiating a review by filing an appeal. This requires filing a Notice of Disagreement. 

The VA will generally deny the claim again. For those who want to continue the process of pursuing VA benefits, the VA will send them a Statement of Case (SOC) and a Form 9.

Thus begins the appeals process. At this point, many veterans reach out to a Cook County VA benefits lawyer.

After Appealing a Decision

Denials from the VA are not the final word on your case. You can file an appeal, and then the review process begins. The VA will generally ask for more evidence from doctors or vocational experts to discuss what type of work you can do and the extent of your disability. They will need evidence from health care providers, government workers, and social workers.

The Importance of VA Benefits

VA benefits are a lifeline to injured veterans and their families. When a veteran is no longer able to work because of his or her service, the country offers benefits that provide a regular monthly payment. This money is also offered to family members who provide caregiving to veterans who require daily assistance with living.

How a Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyer in Cook County Can Help

James R. Comerford is a member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA). He has committed his practice to helping Americans with disabilities get government benefits to help support them when they cannot support themselves.

If you are an injured veteran who is just beginning the VA claims process or who has had a claim come back denied, call The Comerford Law Office today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.

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