If you have been notified that your claim for veteran’s disability benefits has been denied in full or in part, what is the next step, where do you go from here? Appealing a denial of your claim is not easy; it is a lengthy and somewhat difficult process, one that can be made easier by hiring VA disability appeal lawyers.
Should you appeal?
It is easy to understand why many applicants that have been denied benefits ask themselves if it is even worth the time and effort to launch an appeal. One thing that must not be overlooked is the fact that the VA makes mistakes, lots of them. It has been estimated that of the one million cases that are filed annually, the error rate in determination of eligibility is almost 40 percent in certain types of claims. Knowing these numbers, hiring VA disability appeal lawyers should be a foregone conclusion.
Why are claims disallowed?
When considering an appeal, you must also bear in mind the most frequent reasons cited for denial of benefits. Perhaps the most common reason is the lack of supporting medical evidence, without substantial evidence that you are disabled, the chances of approval are remote. The VA may agree that you are disabled but, they fail to approve your claim because you have not provided evidence that your disability is directly related to your military service.
The appeals process:
The appeals process is quite complex, if you have decided to appeal it is prudent on your part to hire VA disability appeal lawyers. The appeals process begins with your filing a Notice of Disagreement. Should your claim still be denied the DVA will provide you with a summary of why the decision to deny was made. During the entire process, right through the Court of Appeals, your lawyers will be by your side, providing guidance every step of the way.
If your claim for disability benefits is denied you are in good company, many claims are denied that should have been approved in the first place. This is the time to turn to VA disability appeal lawyers for help. You are invited to discuss the details of your claim with Jackson & MacNichols Attorneys at Law.