VA Disability Appeals
VA disability appeals after an initial denial are slotted into a separate system, which extends their wait-time on a final decision. The appeals process has evolved into a multi-layer system since its inception in World War I. Veterans, survivors, or their representatives may request a decision review of the entire appeal at any time by submitting new evidence.
The appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs begins within a local VA office and continues to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) in Washington, D.C. Members of the BVA review benefit claims, and The Board then grants, denies, or, most commonly, remands the case to a VA regional office for additional review.
Appeals are most commonly filed because:
1. Benefits were denied under the initial claim
2. The VA rated an injury as less severe than the veteran believes it to be
If you are a veteran navigating the VA disability claims process, you are most likely amazed at the numerous forms that must be completed. If you are like many vets, the DOD experience with forms did not train you for the VA collection of forms, some of which seem designed to confuse.
Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC focuses primarily on VA disability appeals and assisting veterans in new VA claims. Attorneys and staff at our firm have over 30 years combined experience representing veterans and decades of military service. We can help you gather the forms and relevant evidence required as well as support you through the entire appeals process, from pre-appeal to decision.
If you feel that the VA has turned its back on you, it’s time to contact Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC. For over 20 years, our firm has represented thousands of veterans nationwide with their VA disability claims and disability appeals. Contact Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC today and receive a Free Claim Evaluation by calling (800) 693-4800, or by filling out a Free Claim Evaluation form.