Many veterans are regularly denied VA Disability benefits.
The Veterans Administration regularly makes mistakes and incorrectly denies veterans their VA Disability benefits. Many times the Veterans Administration gives veterans a rating that is too low for their severe disabilities. Filing an appeal with the Veterans Administration can be hard. VA Disability law is a very complicated and complex area of law. If you were wrongly denied, our VA Disability appeal lawyers can fight for you. This is a tough time in your life and our lawyers will be dedicated to helping you through this.
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has protected the rights of disabled people. Our VA Disability appeal lawyers have filed thousands of appeals. If you have questions about filing your VA Disability appeal, give us a call. There is never a charge to call and ask questions.
Our VA Disability appeal lawyers fight for veterans.
- Filing Appeals If you hire our VA Disability appeal lawyers, we file everything for your appeal. You no longer have to worry about learning difficult VA Disability law, we’ll handle it.
- Backpay When you win your appeal you may be owed backpay. This is the money you should have been receiving all along. The Veterans Administration backpay checks can be a significant amount of money.
- Effective Dates The dirty little secret in VA law is effective dates. What many veterans don’t know is how to accurately determine their effective date. The VA is often wrong when it issues an effective date. Many veterans may not even realize they are missing possibly years of backpay. Our VA Disability appeal lawyers spend lots of time focusing on effective dates. Many times before, we have found veterans’ effective dates to have been incorrectly given by the VA.
- Medical Evidence Our VA Disability appeal lawyers will gather all your medical evidence needed to prove mental and physical impairments. Our lawyers often work with doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to help provide evidence to prove your disabilities are service-connected.
Why hire our VA Disability appeal lawyers?
- Focus on your health. When your hire our VA Disability appeal lawyers, you don’t have to worry about talking to the VA. Hiring a Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer can give you the time to focus on your health and not your VA claim. You need this time to get the treatment you need and try to get better.
- Get someone who listens. One of the biggest complaints veterans have with the VA is that they “just don’t listen.” Our VA Disability appeal lawyers will listen to you and spend the time needed to truly understand your claim.
- We are here to help. It is our honor to be representing those who fought for our country. We fight for the men and women that answered our nation’s call. Get the legal help you need from lawyers who care.
Can I appeal my VA Disability decision?
You can appeal your VA Disability decision. Many veterans have to appeal their VA Disability decision because they disagree with the Veterans Administration. Unfortunately, having to appeal your VA Disability decision is common. However, it is not simple. VA Disability law is governed by thousands of federal regulations that could make or break your claim. We highly suggest you contact our VA Disability appeal lawyers for help with your appeal.
Here one of our VA disability lawyers goes over the questions Woods and Woods, The Veteran’s Firm, is often asked about veterans’ disability claims and appeals.
How long do I have to appeal my VA Disability decision?
You have one year to appeal your VA Disability decision. We suggest you do not wait long to appeal because you may not have submitted everything you thought you needed to. If you have let your appeal period collapse you have the option to apply again. VA Disability decisions are never final; there is always another route to take. Our VA Disability appeal lawyers can help you navigate through everything.
I want to appeal for TDIU; can I do that?
Veterans who can no longer work from a service-connected impairment may be eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits. The Veterans Administration offers TDIU benefits as a safety net for veterans who can’t work. TDIU benefits are available to veterans who served active duty at one point in their military career.
How do VA Disability ratings work?
When you are a veteran with a disability, the Veterans Administration uses a rating scale that determines how much money you get. You will be given a percentage of 0-100 in increments of 10%. That VA Disability rating will determine how much money you receive from the Veterans Administration. But remember, two 50 percent ratings do not equal a 100 percent VA Disability rating. You are going to have to refer to the combined ratings table to understand your final rating.
Can I appeal a low-rating from the VA?
Yes! Many veterans receive low-ratings from the Veterans Administration. You don’t have to accept the VA’s low-rating. Appealing a low-rating means that you think you should have received a higher rating on an impairment or several impairments. Lots of veterans receive a 0% rating which means the VA considers the impairment service-connected but not significant enough for compensation.
Should I appeal my VA Disability denial?
If you received a denial from the Veterans Administration you have the option to appeal that decision. The appeal process allows many veterans and their families to receive benefits. The VA Disability appeals process is a long, complicated process. Woods & Woods has helped thousands of veterans appeal their VA Benefits decision. You can win your appeal.
Read More: How to appeal a denial from the Veterans Administration
What is the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA)?
The Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) is located in Washington, D.C. Members of the Board review benefit claims determinations made by local VA offices and issue decision on appeals. These Law Judges, attorneys experienced in veterans law and in reviewing benefit claims, are the only ones who can issue Board decisions.
How much do VA Disability appeal lawyers cost?
Woods & Woods veterans benefits lawyers never charge a penny unless we win your VA claim. Our fee is a percentage of your back-pay and case expenses. Our VA Disability appeal lawyers will never ask for money upfront. Woods and Woods does not bill by the hour or charge for phone calls. If you lose your claim you owe us nothing.
Why should I call Woods & Woods VA Disability appeal lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has been helping injured people and their families. We have worked with thousands of veterans and their families. Our team of lawyers, doctors, psychologists, vocational experts, and case managers work together to help you win your VA Benefits claim.