One of the most common questions veterans ask our law firm is “can the VA reduce my Veterans Disability Benefits rating?” Many veterans and their families are shocked to learn that the Veterans Administration can reduce their VA Disability Benefits rating. If this has happened to you or a loved one, we highly suggest you contact our Veterans Disability Benefits lawyers to fight for you immediately. For help, please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
Why would the VA reduce my rating?
First, many veterans have their rating reduced by mistake. This may come as no shock to you, but the Veterans Administration makes mistakes all the time. Throughout the years, our VA Benefits appeals lawyers seen many veterans have their ratings reduced and it was simply due to an error at the Veterans Administration.
Second, the Veterans Administration can reduce your rating if your mental or physical impairments improve. For example, many veterans receive VA Disability Benefits during cancer treatments. If that veteran eventually gets better, beats cancer, and returns to work, the Veterans Administration may determine that you no longer are “disabled.”
Thirdly, the Veterans Administration may have reexamined you and your VA Disability Benefits rating and found you are no longer able to obtain your current rating.
Can the VA reduce my Veterans Disability Benefits rating?
Surprisingly the answer is yes. Unfortunately, the Veterans Administration reduces veterans’ disability ratings all the time. Many veterans who have their VA Disability rating reduced didn’t even know that could happen. The sad truth is that the VA can reduce your rating.
The Veterans Administration is required to send you a Notice of Reexamination. You will need to schedule an appointment for reexamination. If you fail to attend this appointment, the VA can reduce or even terminate your Veterans Disability Benefits.
There are lots of rules that can alter the Veterans Administration’s ability to reduce your VA Disability rating. They are confusing and many veterans do not understand them. If you have questions, we suggest you contact our Veterans Disability Benefits lawyers to talk for free about whether the VA can do this to you.
How do I fight the VA Disability rating reduction?
Any decision the VA makes regarding your Veterans Disability Benefits rating is appealable. However, you only have so long to appeal any decision made by the VA. Time is of the essence in appealing mistakes the VA made regarding your claim. Do not wait to seek help fighting the VA’s unfavorable decision.
Can I afford a Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer?
Yes! Woods & Woods VA Disability lawyers only charge if you win. Our fee is an agreed upon percentage of your backpay and case expenses. Our law firm does not bill by the hour. Woods & Woods never asks for money upfront and we do not charge for phone calls. If you lose your claim, you don’t owe us a penny.
Why call Woods & Woods?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has fought for disabled people. We have helped thousands of people obtain their disability benefits. Our Veterans Benefits lawyers will work with experts, your doctors, and mental health professionals to prove your claim. We have teams of lawyers, paralegals, doctors, psychologists, vocational experts, case manages, and support staff that works together to fight for veterans.
Get your free VA claim evaluation from Woods & Woods.
We offer free VA claim evaluations to anyone. We know you have lots of questions right now and we can answer them for free. Our caring staff will take the time to make sure you understand your legal options and what legal actions are available to you. We never charge for VA claim evaluations.