Veteran's Affairs Claims Process
Military Attorneys Providing VA Claims Assistance
As a veteran of the armed forces, you are entitled to certain VA benefits,
such as medical and disability benefits. Your dependents (or, in the case
of a deceased veteran, the veteran’s survivors) can also make a
claim for benefits. In filing a claim, you may have to provide evidence
to substantiate your claim. Once your claim is submitted to a Regional
Office, they have a duty to respond by providing a decision on the claim.
The claim will either be granted or denied, and a written notice to that
effect will be mailed to you. Whether your claim is granted or denied,
an appeal can be made either to increase the benefits percentage or to
dispute the denial. A Notice of Disagreement must be filed in writing
within one year of the rating decision. Once filed, a Statement of Case
will be received from the Regional Office explaining why they made their
decision. At this point a person filing a claim must submit a VA Form
9 to the Regional Office within a strict time period.
As can be seen, the VA Claims process can be complex and confusing. Filing
periods are crucial to obtaining a successful outcome to any claim presented.
An appeals process requires proper documentation presented in a complete
and thorough manner in order to provide a resolution favorable to the
veteran or their dependents. Having a military lawyer prepare and oversee
this appeal and documentation greatly increases the chances of obtaining benefits.
Obtaining VA Benefits
When faced with needing medical or disability benefits as a veteran or
a veteran's dependent or survivor, having the knowledge and skill
to properly present the required documentation to the correct department
in a timely manner is crucial to the approval of your claim. Having helped
numerous veterans in obtaining benefits, our experienced legal team is
very familiar with all the ins and outs of the filing process and knows
exactly what is needed by the VA. With our worldwide representation, we
are able to help you internationally, anywhere you may reside and need
military defense assistance. We urge you to contact us right away, as
there are strict time limits on the claims filing process.