Learn how to apply for VA Benefits.
The easiest way to apply for VA Benefits is to contact Woods and Woods. We will help you through the application process. Woods and Woods will give you tips for applying and follow up with you through the application process. We offer this service to all veterans and their families. You don’t have to be a Woods and Woods client for help applying for VA Benefits.
What should I include when applying for VA Benefits?
You should include any medical evidence you have to prove your claim. Many veterans are unjustly denied VA Benefits simply because they don’t present the proper medical evidence in the manner that the Veterans Administration wants. Submitting evidence can be difficult and very time-consuming.
Each type of VA Benefits application should have different types of evidence. Here are some examples:
- Agent Orange exposure can be difficult to prove. Many service records have been lost or destroyed. Lots of vets can’t even prove they served in the Vietnam War from DOD records. Agent Orange claims can be proven by old photos of veterans serving abroad. You can also submit letters from other service members saying they served with you.
- For PTSD claims, you should submit statements from friends and family showing how your behavior changed after your service. Veterans should include statements from fellow service members that can prove a traumatic event occurred.
- You will have to be able to show the service-connected of secondary impairments. For example, you will need to prove that your neuropathy is from your diabetes. Proving secondary service-connected impairments gets difficult and we highly suggest you contact a VA benefits lawyer.
- Mental conditions require all kinds of evidence. It is best if you are treating with a psychologists or other mental health professional. Veterans may submit statements from friends and family confirming the existence of a mental condition.
Get help applying for VA Benefits.
Woods and Woods has a team of people dedicated to helping veterans through the VA Benefits application process. We do this even for people who aren’t our clients. Woods and Woods will help widows of veterans too. There is never a charge for help applying for VA Benefits. We know what you’re going through and we want to help.
What if my application for VA Benefits is denied?
Unfortunately, many veterans are denied VA benefits on their initial application. You have to option to appeal your VA Disability denial. If you are denied, you should hire at veterans benefits lawyer at that time. The Veterans Administration does not do a good job of approving and denying VA Benefits. The VA denies legitimate claims regularly and with disregard for the veteran’s well-being.
Can a VSO of VFW representative help me?
Yes! But remember, they are both underfunded and have lots of veterans to help. Woods and Woods law firm has many resources that VSOs and VFW representatives can’t offer. We have teams of lawyers, doctors, psychologists, case managers, and paralegals to help you with your appeal. We highly suggest you contact a veterans benefits lawyer to guide you through the complex VA Benefits process. There are thousands of federal regulations that could affect your chances of obtaining VA Benefits.
Can I afford a VA Benefits attorney?
Yes! Woods and Woods never charges a penny unless we win your VA Benefits appeal. We never bill by the hour and we never charge for a phone call. If you hire us for your VA Benefits appeal, our fee is a percentage of your back pay and case expenses. Woods and Woods will never touch your future benefits.
Get the help you deserve when applying for VA Benefits.
Since 1985, Woods and Woods has successfully represented thousands of injured and disabled people. Our VA Benefits lawyers are experienced and have helped thousands of disabled veterans. We are proud to represent veterans and our mission is to win your VA Benefits claim. To get help applying for VA Benefits, please fill out the online consultation form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.