Obtaining the disability benefits to which your service entitles you takes diligence, and far too many veterans experience denied claims. While the reasons for such denials can vary considerably, they often boil down to a failure to follow the VA’s exacting requirements. Having the seasoned legal counsel of an experienced Illinois VA disability benefits attorney is always in the best interest of your claim.
The forms employed by the VA in relation to disability benefits are exceptionally thorough, and they require accurate and complete responses. In other words, your benefit claim can be stalled before it’s even considered if your forms are deemed incomplete or if they contain misinformation. The kind of precise information you’ll be required to provide includes all the following:
Working closely with a dedicated VA disability benefits attorney from the start can help you pave the way toward an expedited and advantageous claim resolution.
You recognize that your military service left you injured or ill, but without a diagnosis that’s recognized by the VA, your take on the matter does not rise to the necessary level. For example, PTSD can be debilitating, but its effects range considerably – and having a medical diagnosis is critical. In order to obtain benefits related to PTSD or anything else, you’ll need a direct diagnosis that clearly outlines your symptomatology. In other words, your VA disability rating can be lost in translation.
One of the most critical elements of your claim is succinctly connecting your injury or illness – or the exacerbation of your injury or illness – to your military service. The kind of evidence necessary to make this connection includes all the following:
Your claim is only as strong as your medical evidence, which refers to anything that helps you establish the following:
If the VA finds fault with the reliability or validity of your evidence, it can reject it.
Additional errors that can slow down, stall, or shut down your claim include the following:
James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office – Illinois is an imposing VA disability benefits attorney who appreciates how difficult having your disability claim denied is – and is well-prepared to help you turn the matter around. Learn more by contacting us today.
Retroactive pay regarding the failure to account for all the veteran’s medical conditions.
Military Sexual Trauma case
Disability associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Retroactive pay regarding a PTSD misdiagnosis.
PTSD resulting in Unemployability
Traumatic brain injury case
Wrongfully denied SSA claim
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Non-presumptive cardiac impairment linked to Agent Orange
Agent Orange exposure case that led to Parkison’s disease.
ERISA long term disability benefits.