What should I do if I was denied Veterans Disability Benefits? Get help!
Too many veterans try to appeal bad VA decisions on their own and are denied again. If you were denied Veterans Disability Benefits, we highly suggest you talk to a VA Benefits appeals lawyer. Lots of veterans don’t understand why they were denied and they submit their appeal with the same evidence that got them denied in the first place. Hiring a skilled Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer can help get your denial overturned.
At Woods & Woods, we know receiving a denial can be difficult. You served our country honorably and now they won’t stand behind you when you need help. Many veterans report that their denial is highly upsetting and they feel betrayed. The Veterans Administration was supposed to take care of you if you became disabled from your military service.
Your Veterans Disability Benefits denial is not the end of your claim.
Being denied Veterans Disability Benefits does not mean your claim is over. If you were denied Veterans Disability Benefits within the last one year, you may be able to appeal. We warn you, appealing a denial from the Veterans Administration is not an easy thing to do on your own. The Veterans Administration is a large bureaucracy and lots of veterans get the run-around from VA employees.
At Woods & Woods, your Veterans Disability Benefits denial lawyer works with teams of legal professionals to help you win your claim. On many of our clients’ cases we hire doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to get the evidence you need to win your claim. Just submitting a few medical records is often not enough to obtain Veterans Disability Benefits.
What to do after you’re denied Veterans Disability Benefits.
First, try not to get upset at the VA’s decision on your claim. We know it is easy to be mad and not understand why you were denied Veterans Disability Benefits. A denial is not the end of the road for your VA Disability Benefits claim. The Veterans Administration is a large and unorganized bureaucracy that commonly makes mistakes on veteran’s VA Disability Benefits claims. You are not alone; many veterans have to appeal the VA’s decision to obtain VA Disability Benefits.
You should contact a Veterans Disability Benefits denial lawyer.
After being denied Veterans Disability Benefits, many veterans seek out the help of a free veterans organization. Unfortunately, those free disability advocates do not often have the money to help prove your VA Disability Benefits claim. What many veterans don’t understand is that you need to submit evidence to prove your disabilities exist and that they are service-connected. You may need the help of vocational experts, psychologists, and even doctors. Those expert reports cost money and most free veterans advocates simply cannot afford them. Woods & Woods VA Disability Benefits lawyers do have the resources to hire experts to help prove your claim.
There is a limited amount of time to file an appeal.
Veterans and their family members only have a limited amount of time to file an appeal for a VA Disability Benefits denial. You have one year from the date the VA made the decision on your initial application to file a VA Disability Benefits appeal. We highly suggest you do not let your appeal period collapse. However, if you did let your VA Disability Benefits appeal period collapse, you do have the option to file a new initial application and open a new claim. That means you are going to have to go through the entire initial application process again.
You can afford a VA Disability Benefits denial lawyer.
Our VA Disability Benefits lawyers only charge if you win your VA Disability Benefits appeal. If we lose your VA claim, you don’t owe us a penny. Our VA Disability Benefits lawyers fee is 20% of your owed backpay and case expenses. Our law firm doesn’t charge for phone calls, we never bill by the hour, and we won’t ask for money upfront.
What should I do if I was denied Veterans Disability Benefits? Talk to a lawyer!
Too many veterans rely on bad advice or incompetent free legal services to appeal after being denied Veterans Disability Benefits. Statements from friends at the VFW may not be correct and you shouldn’t rely on them. “My friend told me…” is a very dangerous statement. We cannot stress enough that you should hire a Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer.
Getting advice from a VA Disability denial lawyer at Woods & Woods won’t cost you a penny. We offer free legal consultations to any veteran and their family members. We want you to understand your legal rights and what Veterans Disability Benefits you might be entitled to.