Understanding VA applications and appeals
To receive your veterans benefits, you must submit a claim to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA then decides how much, if any, compensation or assistance you may receive. If you are not satisfied with the VA’s decision, you must submit a Notice of Disagreement. This begins what can be a lengthy, involved appeal process. But don’t be discouraged; appeals have become as much a part of the system as the initial application. And, at this stage, you can retain professional counsel.
Recent federal law helps veterans appealing denial of benefits
The Veterans Benefits and Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 allows veterans to retain legal representation after they send in a Notice of Disagreement. Since the laws governing veterans affairs are lengthy and complex, having a trained lawyer guide you through your appeal process can greatly improve your chances for approval. I can help you compile a comprehensive and compelling case file and can represent you at your hearing before the Board of Veterans Affairs. If necessary, I’ll even carry your appeal to the U.S, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.