Don’t like a VA claim decision? Appeal it.
It probably took more time to finish the VA disability claim than you expected.
You waited even longer for the VA to make a decision.
And when you opened the decision letter, you were disappointed.
Now you have your own decisions to make.
Will you appeal? Will you do it on your own? Or will you hire a lawyer?
Why choose Woods and Woods?
You don’t have to hire a lawyer to appeal a VA decision, but the VA appeals process is complicated, time-consuming, and usually requires years of waiting. The VA-accredited attorneys at Woods and Woods have represented thousands of veterans. We’d like the opportunity to represent you.
Here are five reasons.
1. We know the evidence you need and how to find it.
Handling a good VA appeals case is all about telling your story and presenting evidence that supports it.
We can help you find doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts who can write statements explaining how your physical and mental conditions are connected to your military service and how they are now affecting your quality of life.
We’ll also gather statements from family, friends, and people you were in service with who can paint a picture of your life before, during, and after military service.
Getting these statements along with military and medical records takes time and effort. Woods and Woods can take that burden off your shoulders so you have more time for what matters most to you.
2. We know what benefits you deserve.
The term “disability benefits” does not refer to just one VA compensation program. It is a group of several benefits available to veterans with service-connected health conditions. For example, did you know veterans who require in-home assistance can receive additional monthly benefits? Our attorneys do!
In our experience representing thousands of veterans, we have learned that a good understanding of medical science is just as important as knowing VA law to maximize your benefits in ways you may not have considered. We use medical evidence to explain how your conditions were caused or aggravated by military service. That means we can often service connect health conditions our clients didn’t know were related to their time in the military–and, as a result, increase their monthly benefit.
3. We keep track of the paperwork and the deadlines for you.
The VA appeals process involves multiple forms, deadlines, and complicated rules established by federal law that are always changing.
You shouldn’t have to navigate the system all by yourself, and you certainly shouldn’t be expected to know every federal regulation related to veterans to get the benefits you are owed.
When you hire Woods and Woods, a team of attorneys, case managers, and legal analysts will work on your case to make sure you don’t miss a deadline, file the wrong form, or overlook a federal rule that could speed up your appeal. You should also know Woods and Woods is focused on veterans disability benefits cases–and we’ve won thousands of them.
4. You don’t pay anything unless we win.
While working on your case, we don’t collect a fee or expenses. If we win your case, we receive an agreed-upon percentage of your back pay. We will also bill for the cost of expenses we covered to gather the evidence needed to win your case. We will never take any of your future monthly payments. If we don’t win your claim, you don’t pay anything.
We understand that you might be considering asking a veterans service organization to take your case (especially since they don’t charge a fee). VA law is complicated and always changing, and VA disability benefits cases are challenging. The VA-accredited lawyers at Woods and Woods have more staff, more resources, and more time to dedicate to your case.
5. You deserve the benefits you earned and a lawyer who will fight to get them.
Your military service is over, but now you have physical or mental health conditions that you know are service connected. Convincing the VA hasn’t been easy and you don’t know how much more time you can invest.
You need someone who has the time, resources, and knowledge to finish the job and do it well. Woods and Woods would like to be your partner in the effort to get you the benefits you deserve.
Is appealing worth the time and trouble?
Here’s what our clients have to say.
It took Woods and Woods a far shorter time than had I continued to pursue it on my own.alex s. Fought for his benefits for 10 years
Had it not been for Woods and Woods, I’d still be fighting with the VA to get my disability.Rickey C. Received a 100% rating and special monthly compensation benefits
I was able to retire therichard k. Appealed for an earlier effective date for TDIU and received a check for 6 years of back pay
mortgage on my house and live without economic anxiety.
See how much our clients have won.
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What is appealing worth to you?
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could mean for you.
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the VA owes you.
Where do I start?
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