Let our VA Disability Benefits Lawyers handle the VA for you.
We handle all the paperwork. When you hire Woods & Woods VA Disability Benefits Lawyers, we take care of all the paperwork with the Veterans Administration. Many veterans miss deadlines or don’t fill out all the complicated paperwork right. Let us handle that.
We handle all communication with the Veterans Administration. Woods & Woods will take care of all the communication with the VA. When you hire us, you call us if there is an issue relating to your benefits. You won’t have to wait on hold with the VA and try to find someone to help you. At Woods & Woods, you will have dedicated staff members who work on your case.
We file everything for your appeal. If you are denied VA Disability Benefits, we can help. Our lawyers have filed thousands of appeals with the Veterans Administration. Compiling all the evidence and writing briefs to appeal is very hard for veterans who don’t know VA law. When you hire us, you get an experienced lawyer to take care of all the legal matters.
We make sure you get your back pay. Our clients each get an independent review of their effective dates and how much back pay is owed to them. The Veterans Administration regularly tries to give veterans only a fraction of the backpay owed to them. We will fight for the backpay owed to you.
We get you through the complicated VA process. Trying to obtain VA Disability Benefits can be a tough time in any veteran’s life. You do not have to go through this alone. We fight for veterans. Our lawyers work not only for you, but with you throughout the entire VA Disability Benefits claim process.
There is never a cost to talk to our VA Disability Benefits Lawyers about applying.
You may be eligible for benefits, but you will never receive them if you don’t apply. The entire process of filing a claim can be confusing. If you have any problems or questions on filing a claim our VA Disability Benefits Lawyers are always happy to assist you as much as the law allows us without you being a client. Just call (866) 232-5777 for a free consultation on filing a VA Disability Benefits claim.
How long does it take to get VA Disability Benefits?
The wait times vary according to each Regional Office (RO). Each RO will have different wait times on VA Disability Benefits claims. Be patient! VA Disability Benefits claims can move very slowly and can be frustrating. Remember, the Veterans Administration has a never-ending backlog. Disabled veterans do not obtain their benefits overnight. If you expect your VA Disability Benefits claim to be decided fast – you are going to be disappointed. However, you can’t let the backlog and wait times deter you from trying to obtain VA Disability Benefits.
I filed a claim two years ago and I never heard back from the VA – is that possible?
Unfortunately Yes. If this is the case, the claim is still considered “open.” Woods & Woods has clients that filed their VA Disability Claims years ago but never heard anything back from the VA. These disabled veterans were surprised to hear that their claim is still considered open and they may have been accruing back-pay for their VA Disability Benefits. This is just one of the many reasons we suggest you contact Woods & Woods for a free consultation about your VA Benefits.
What is a Notice of Disagreement?
A Notice of Disagreement (NOD) is what you file when you disagree with the Veterans Administration’s decision. You have the option to have your appeal processed by the Decision Review Officer, or the Traditional Appeal Process. We highly suggest you contact a veterans disability benefits attorney regarding how to file a Notice of Disagreement.
What should I do if I received a decision from my initial application?
Contact a Woods & Woods VA Disability Benefits Attorney for a free consultation at (866) 232-5777. For free, Woods & Woods may review your decision and request medical records to see if you have been granted the correct VA Disability rating. Many veterans simply let the VA rate them incorrectly and never know they should appeal the decision. Many veterans are also given the wrong effective date, which is the date the veteran’s payment should have began.
Should I appeal my low VA Disability Benefits rating?
If you do not agree with the low-rating you received from the Veterans Administration, you can elect to appeal. It is common to receive a low-rating on your impairments the first time you apply for VA Disability. You may have to submit more evidence to show why you deserve an increase in your low-rating. Medical evidence is regularly an integral part of proving your rating is too low.
What if my VA Disability Benefits claim was granted but I’m missing back-pay?
This is an all too common problem with VA Disability Benefits. Many Veterans are paid from the date the Decision Review Officer granted the VA Disability Benefits. However, the effective date (day back-pay began) should have been the date the application was filed or even earlier! Many veterans are potentially missing back-pay.
Can I appeal my denial from the VA?
Yes! If you have recently received a denial from the Veterans Administration, you may be able to appeal. Lots of veterans have to appeal their denial from the VA. Unfortunately, the complicated claims process and troubles at the VA have impacted thousands of veterans. You are not alone; lots of veterans benefits claims are denied every day.
Why hire Woods & Woods VA Disability Benefits Lawyers?
Many veterans are worried about the time it takes to obtain Veterans Disability Benefits. While a Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyer cannot speed up your appeal, they can make sure your appeal is done right. The Military Times reports that “the appeals caseload has risen by about 75,000 since spring 2013, to just over 325,000 pending cases today.” The quickest way to get your Veterans Disability Benefits claim through the VA system is to submit everything correctly. That is why hiring an experienced Veterans Disability Benefits Lawyer is so important. VA law is very complicated, there are lots of deadlines, and the VA requires lots of paperwork. Having your appeal done correctly is the best way to get it through the VA system.