Veterans can receive VA Disability Benefits with lost service records. Many veterans have been denied for missing or lost service records. The article below details how to get around some of the roadblocks to benefits when you have missing or lost service records.
Woods & Woods helps veterans that have been denied benefits for lost records, we’ve done it plenty of times. Need help? Give us a call toll-free at (866) 232-5777 or just fill out the free VA claim evaluation form.
How do you get VA Disability Benefits with lost service records?
The Veterans Administration loses records all the time. Luckily there are ways that veterans can receive VA Disability Benefits with lost service records. Many of these records were lost in a fire in 1973 at a St. Louis warehouse where veterans records were kept.
Some veterans have found that the VA does not even know when they served due to missing records. Veterans can submit statements from friends. Many people call these “Buddy Statements.” VA disability benefits Buddy Statements are simply written documentation from friends that you served with. Buddy Statements can help prove when and where a veteran served.
Sometimes the Veterans Administration loses medical records. Veterans Disability Benefits do require medical records, however, you can compile your own medical records. These records would be from your personal doctors or any records you kept from your VA doctors. Once again, veterans may use Buddy Statement to show when a condition began or worsened.
If you have any questions about what to do because the Veterans Administration lost your service records call us for free! (866) 232-5777. Woods and Woods Veterans Disability Lawyers will help you and if you decide to hire us, we never charge a penny unless we win your case!
Lost service records are not the end of your VA Disability Benefits claim.
If your claim was denied for a reason that seems ridiculous or invalid, we understand. Sadly, the Veteran Benefit Lawyers at Woods & Woods see this all the time. We’ve seen vets whose claims were denied because the VA claimed its “records were lost.” What kind of reason is that?
Our Veteran Benefit Lawyers at Woods & Woods believe that this is morally wrong – no veteran with a valid medical problem stemming from their service should be denied benefits from the VA after serving our country. Our Veteran Benefit Lawyers want to help you – it would be our honor.
Read how our VA Disability Lawyers helped a client with missing service records.
“Hi, I’m Mike Woods, a Veterans Disability Lawyer at Woods & Woods. One of my clients who served at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was denied benefits because the VA said they lost their records. This is something I hear often from veterans who get denied benefits they deserve. They get denied their benefits because of these lost records. They called us – you can too. Lost service record does not prevent a veteran from getting their VA Disability Benefits.”
Talk to us about getting your VA Disability Benefits with lost service records.
The government has no right to treat you like this. We firmly believe our country has a moral obligation to protect our vets. We want to fight for your rights as a veteran. If your claim has been denied, or if you just need some help filing one, you can speak with a Veterans Benefits Lawyer for free at (866) 232-5777.