Filing A Claim For Veterans Disability Benefits

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Sep, 2017

 

Any veteran of any branch of the US military may be eligible for financial and other benefits in the event that he or she sustained an injury while serving that results in a disability or disease.

Who can apply?

Anyone that is a veteran of any US military service, an active member of the service with an impending discharge is eligible for VA disability benefits. The claimant must also meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must have been diagnosed with a disability or disease
  • The disability or disease must be directly connected to the claimants service.

Many disabled veterans, believing that their years of service give them automatic access to benefits will file a claim without the assistance of lawyers for veterans disability claims. This often results in a denial of benefits for one of a number of reasons.

Why is it important to have a lawyer?

A significant percentage of initial applicants see their claim for benefits denied, little do they know that the DVA has very strict rules that they apply when reviewing claims. Although the claimant has a full year to take any action, if the decision is made to appeal the claim the process is more complex again. It is understandable that claimants are not able to comprehend these complex laws and rules. Seasoned lawyers for veterans disability claims know the laws and the rules; they know what the deadlines are and they meet them and they know how to gather medical opinions and records that can be used to support the claim.

Additionally, an experienced veterans benefits lawyer can ensure that there are no mistakes made, mistakes that would otherwise delay the claim.

Proving that your disability is service related is not easy, if your initial claim was denied getting the right lawyers can make the difference between receiving benefits and being denied again.

If you applied for veterans disability benefits only to have your application denied you should hire lawyers for veterans disability claims. You are invited to contact Jackson & MacNichol, Attorneys at Law for more information on how they can help.

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