If you show the VA new and material evidence that would help just one part of your denied VA disability claim, it can be accepted by the BVA to be re-opened and reviewed.
SMC (Special Monthly Compensation) is given in relation to the difficulty of living a normal life. The VA might give you a disability rating of 70% on your right leg because of an injury that prevents you from working, but an SMC rating would be given because the loss of your right-hand makes it difficult for you to bathe yourself.
Experience is more important than location when it comes to VA Disability claims. That’s why you don’t need a VA Lawyer that is close to you geographically. The VA takes all of its applications and appeals electronically so experience is more important than having a lawyer in your neighborhood.
VA Disability Attorney Mike Woods on why we hire so many experts: In the over 35 years I have been representing veterans I have often been asked, “why do I hire so many experts?” My answer is this, winning is simple, better witnesses make better cases. The VA will have their experts and you better […]
Should I Appeal My 70 Percent VA Disability Rating? As you probably know, if you appeal your 70 percent VA disability rating, the VA has an opportunity to lower your rating. If you truly believe you deserve only a 70 percent VA disability rating, appealing may not be in your best interest. However, do […]
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