It can be devastating to have your VA claim denied. What are you supposed to do now? How can you proceed without the benefits you thought you were entitled to? Let’s take a look at how the claims process works for disabled veterans and what to do if your VA claim is denied.
How Does a VA Claim Work?
For veterans who have a disability that is related to their military service, compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs may be available. In order to determine whether you or a loved one is eligible for these benefits, the VA will consider the following criteria:
- You are a veteran
- Your discharge was not dishonorable
- You are currently experiencing a disability
- Your treatment for the disability is documented
- Your disability resulted directly or in part from your military service
- A degree of disability can be determined
The process of submitting a claim to the VA is often a long, tedious one, with many complexities that people aren’t always prepared to handle. Additionally, there isn’t a guarantee that the VA will approve your claim just because you’ve endured the submission process. And if they do approve, they may not rate your disability high enough, leaving you short on the benefits you deserve.
What Can I Do to Get Compensation from the VA?
One of the best choices you can make in this scenario is to seek the counsel of an experienced VA disability lawyer like the attorneys at Wettermark Keith.
We can help you at every step of the process, making sure that your questions are answered and you understand the status of your appeal at all times. We will work alongside you to collect all the documentation and records we need, and we will file an appeal (a Notice of Disagreement) to the nearest VA Regional Office on your behalf. And if necessary, we’ll appeal directly to a VA judge for your claim.
Are you looking for someone who will advocate for you and help you get the benefits you’re entitled to as a disabled veteran? Look no further than the attorneys at Wettermark Keith. Contact us today for a free consultation!