The VA Disability Benefits appeal process is very confusing for veterans. The Veterans Administration does not always do a very good job when assisting disabled veterans.
Read below about the VA Disability Benefits appeal process. If you still have questions or need help, talk to our law firm for free. We never charge for VA Disability Benefits appeals consultations. Learn your rights as a veteran by filling out the contact form or by calling toll-free (866) 232-5777.
How to begin the VA Disability Benefits appeal process.
The Veterans Administration denies lots of claims and many veterans win their appeals. Veterans that were denied have one year to begin the VA Disability Benefits appeal process. We warn you, appeal as soon as you can because the Veterans Administration moves slow and the longer you wait to appeal, the longer your appeal will take.
The easiest way to being the appeal process is to talk with a VA benefits appeal lawyer at Woods & Woods. You can ask our law firm all the questions you have about appealing at no cost. We want you to understand your rights as a veteran.
Why should I appeal the VA’s decision?
- If you were denied any compensation.
- If you disagree with the VA’s decision.
- If you were rated too low by the VA.
- If the VA said your injuries are not service-connected.
- If you are missing back pay because the VA incorrectly determined your effective date.
Do I have to go through the VA Disability Benefits appeal process if I was denied?
If you were denied VA Disability Benefits and you believe you are entitled to them, the only way to obtain them is to go through the VA Disability Benefits appeal process. That may not be the answer you wanted to hear.
Our VA Benefits appeal lawyers have filed thousands of appeals for disabled veterans. One of the biggest mistakes we have seen veterans make when they appeal on their own is they use the same evidence that got them denied in the first place. If you are working with a Veterans Service Officer that wants to appeal with the exact same evidence, you should be wary. You are going to need new evidence to show the VA how you are disabled. Woods & Woods often hires doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to get additional evidence for the VA Disability Benefits appeal process.
How long does the VA Disability Benefits appeal process take?
The VA Disability Benefits appeals process is not fast. But do not let the lengthy VA Disability Benefits appeal process scare you. Too many veterans give up because the VA Disability Benefits appeal process is long. Know that some veterans receive their benefits faster than others. There is no set time limit the Veterans Administration has to decide on your appeal. Some veterans win their appeal fairly quickly while others must wait a long time. Our VA Disability Benefits attorneys’ only advice to speeding up a claim is to do it right the first time.
What if I can’t work and need VA Disability Benefits now?
Veterans that can’t work from service-connected disabilities are eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits from the Veterans Administration. These benefits pay over $2,900 a month. Unfortunately, if you were denied TDIU Benefits, you can appeal. There is no way to fast-track a claim because you can’t work – it’s unfair, but it’s the way the VA works. If you have questions about getting your TDIU Benefits, please feel free to call us and ask our Veterans Unemployability lawyers anything.
Do I need a lawyer?
We highly recommend you hire an experienced Veterans Benefits Attorney! VA Compensation Law is complicated and most veterans don’t know how to navigate the maze of paperwork, doctors visits, and questions the VA is likely to require. However, if you need help getting through the task of filing your claim an experienced Veterans Disability attorney at Woods and Woods may be able to help you. For a free consultation please call us at (866) 232-5777 or fill out the Free Consultation Form on this page. There is never a charge to find out if you have a case. The call and consultation is free. We never charge a penny until we win your case!
What if the VA claims I am not entitled to Veterans Disability Benefits?
Anyone denied a claim should seek legal representation. Many claims for disability are denied at the Regional Office level ( RO ). You have the right to appeal a denial to the VA Board of Veterans Appeals ( BVA ) in Washington, D.C. Getting through the task of filing an appeal can be time consuming,complicated, and daunting. If you need help getting through the task of filing your claim, an experienced Veterans Disability attorney at Woods and Woods may be able to help you.
I received an unfavorable decision, should I appeal?
Yes! The Veterans Administration unjustly denies legitimate claims every day. Contact Woods and Woods to discuss your potential appeal for free! VA Disability appeals can get complicated quickly! DIC and Widow’s Claims Appeals can be even more complicated because you must file more paperwork. The Veterans Disability Attorneys at Woods and Woods have worked with thousands of veterans and their families. Let us help you!
I want to appeal to the BVA, should I hire a VA Benefits lawyer?
We believe everyone that appeals should have their own lawyer. Remember, the government will have their lawyer! At Woods & Woods, we have worked with thousands of veterans. BVA Appeals require much more work than the initial application. Our Veterans Benefits Lawyers know the system. We have teams of lawyers, case-managers, paralegals, doctors, and psychologists to help you with your denied VA Compensation, VA Pension, and DIC claims.
Do I need a lawyer to go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans claims?
We highly recommend you hire a veterans benefits lawyer.
CAVC is a federal appellate court separate from the VA. The procedures and rules can and usually do get very complicated. Woods and Woods may be able to help you. For a free consultation please call us at (866) 232-5777 or fill out the Free Consultation Form on this page. There is never a charge to find out if you have a case with Woods and Woods. We only charge you if we win your case! No Recovery, No Fee.
If I lose at the CAVC, what then?
An appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit can be taken. You and your attorney would need to discuss whether this should be done. Please contact us if you need help. We would love to speak with you about your situation. There is never a charge to find out if you have a case with Woods and Woods
What are Veterans Benefits?
Veteran Benefits are monetary benefits available to veterans who have service connected impairments. Veterans benefits are also available to dependents of the veteran such as: widows, dependent children, and dependent parents.
Am I eligible for Veterans Benefits?
If you fall into these three categories it is likely that you are eligible:
- Active military service;
- The veteran must not have a dishonorable discharge.
- Your injury or disease must have been incurred or aggravated during active military service, and you must have a current disability related to that disease or injury.
How do I file a claim for VA Disability Benefits?
If you need help getting through the task of filing your claim, an experienced Veterans Disability attorney at Woods and Woods may be able to help you. For a free consultation please call us at (866) 232-5777 or fill out the Free Consultation Form on this page. There is never a charge to find out if you have a case.