Have you have been denied VA Disability benefits?

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VA Disability provides monthly cash payments to veterans who were injured during their service.  Along with injuries suffered during combat, VA disability also covers: injuries during off duty activities, such as snow skiing, cancers developed later in life, and many other medical issues.

Many veterans are not receiving the disability benefits for which they are entitled or are receiving less benefits than they are entitled.   The VA has complex rules for awarding VA disability which frequently result in a veteran being denied for benefits even though they are qualified to receive benefits.  Veterans often become frustrated with the process and do not pursue their appeal rights.  We can take on the task of investigating the claim and pursuing the appeal.

What qualifies as a disability that will entitled the veteran to receive VA disability?  

VA disability can be received for combat injuries, but it can also be received for many other types of injuries and diseases, such as;

  • Cancer developed later in life due to exposure from chemicals during service.
  • injuries from recreational activities, such as snow skiing, during service.
  • Diseases or injuries caused or aggravated by diseases or injuries sustained during service.
  • Injury or disease caused by treatment by VA medical system.

Combining of disabilities can produce a higher rating.  For each type of disability for which VA Disability is available, the VA provides a rating from 0%  to 100%.  The amount of the monthly benefit paid to the veteran depends on the percentage rating.  Each disability is assigned a rating.  When it comes to combining VA disability ratings, 1+1 does not equal 2.  It is not as simple as adding three 10% ratings together to get 30%.  The VA has complex rules on how ratings can be combined, depending on whether the ratings are associated with the same body part or different body parts.  We can help you understand how your different service connected disabilities can be combined to produce the highest overall rating.

 

Understanding presumptions can greatly improve the likelihood of qualifying for VA Disability. The VA rules have several areas in which if a veteran satisfies certain criteria, they are presumed to meet some or all of the requirements to receive VA Disability.   The presumptions are powerful, especially when the part of the VA claim that would be difficult to prove is presumed.  While the VA is required by law to apply these presumptions, they often do not.  We will help ensure that any presumption for which you are entitled is applied.

 

You may be receiving less than you are entitled.  If you are approved for VA benefits, it is necessary to compare the benefits you were awarded to those in which you are entitled.  The VA often does not take into account every fact related to the veteran’s claim, and can return a rating that is less than that provided for under law.  The VA is also prone to use the wrong start date.  The correction of a start date can result in thousands of dollars more in back benefits.

 

Attorney fees for VA Disability: NOBODY  can charge for the filing of an initial application for benefits.  An attorney fee can only be charged on an appeal of a denial for benefits after a notice of disagreement is filed.  We charge a fee of 20% the back payments received on a successful appeal.  If the appeal does not improve the veteran’s situation, we do not get paid..  There is also no attorney fee on future benefit payments.