The Veterans Administration is a complex maze of regulations and rules that often confuse veterans and their families. One of the most common questions veterans have about VA disability benefits: “is it hard to get VA disability benefits?” If you have any questions about your VA disability benefits, don’t hesitate to call our lawyers. We never charge for VA claim evaluations. For help, please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
How likely am I to get VA disability benefits?
The Veterans Administration does not have a quota of how many claims they must deny or approve. According to the VA, “in the past four years alone, the VA has added more than 940,000 Veterans to the VA compensation rolls, more than the active duty Army and Navy combined.” Your chances of receiving VA disability are based upon your mental conditions and physical conditions that are service-connected.
How can I make getting VA disability benefits easier?
Make sure that you properly fill out all paperwork and be mindful of VA deadlines. Don’t forget to submit evidence to prove your mental and physical impairments are service-connected. Some veterans request their Claims File (C-File) from the Veterans Administration and attach medical evidence to their applications.
One way to get VA disability benefits is to hire a veterans benefits lawyer. When you hire Woods & Woods we handle all the paperwork, do all the investigating, comb through your medical records, submit your evidence, etc. We handle the entire VA claim and make sure it’s done right. The VA may have their own lawyer, shouldn’t you?
What do I have to do first to get VA disability benefits?
The first step to obtaining VA disability benefits is to file an initial application. You have to notify the Veterans Administration that you wish to receive VA disability benefits. We suggest listing all impairments you have, even if you are not sure they are all service-connected. What many veterans and their family members don’t understand is secondary service-connection. For example, say that John Q. Veteran served in Vietnam, was exposed to Agent Orange, and after returning home develops Diabetes Type II. Because Diabetes Type II is a presumed illness from Agent Orange, any other medical condition that Diabetes caused is now also service connected. That means that you can now service-connect your hypertension, blindness, etc.
What should I do if the VA denies me benefits?
You should contact a VA disability lawyer to help file your appeal.VA law is more complex than most veterans and their families understand. Hiring Woods & Woods gives you the resources to hire doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to help prove your VA claim. Many VSO’s and veterans advocates do not have the resources to hire experts and it can hurt your chances of receiving VA disability benefits.
Can I afford a VA disability attorney?
Yes! Woods & Woods only charges if you win your claim. Our fee is an agreed upon percentage of your back pay and case expenses. If you lose your VA disability benefits claim, you don’t owe us a penny. We never touch your future benefits. Woods & Woods never charges for phone calls, never bills by the hour, and never asks for an upfront fee.
Why call Woods & Woods VA disability lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has protected the rights of injured people and their families. We have successfully represented thousands of clients. Our VA disability lawyers have assisted thousands of veterans and their families with their VA disability benefits claims. We offer free legal consultations to anyone who needs help.