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.
Comerford Law Office is proud to represent America’s veterans after they have completed their service to their country. We have helped hundreds of veterans apply for and receive the veterans’ disability benefits that they were promised before they chose to serve their country.
Far too often, veterans with notable disabilities are denied benefits simply because they are not sure how to file the forms or what evidence they will need to provide that their disability prevents them from working. Comerford Law Office works closely with each of our clients, finding necessary medical evidence to prove their case, and ensuring that the application process is as efficient as possible.
The type of disability you have matters less than how it impacts your life and how you became disabled. Those filing veterans’ benefits claims will need to prove that their disability is related to their service to their country and that it prevents them from sustaining gainful employment.
The question is: How do you prove that if you are not a doctor or a lawyer? Most of those who attempt to file on their own learn the hard way that it is no simple process at all.
The Comerford Law Office can help veterans at every stage of the disability application process. If you are just beginning the process, we can help you file all of your forms and get the medical evidence required to prove your case. If you are in the process of appealing a decision, we can help you file a notice of disagreement or a Form 9 to appeal the decision. We will ensure that any issues the VA had with your case file are addressed in the appeal.
Disabilities that are eligible for benefits include:
The Veterans’ Affairs Office makes regular monthly payments to those who were injured in the line of duty and cannot work as a result. Not only are the veterans themselves eligible to receive benefits, but their families and spouses are as well. Families are eligible to receive Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) if they require daily assistance in their lives because of their disabilities. Spouses are entitled to receive benefits for aid and care they give their veterans.
If your claim has been denied or you are looking to expedite the application process, the Will County veterans disability lawyers at The Comerford Law Office can help you every step of the way. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.