Learn About Veterans’ Disability Denials
You’ve served your country with honor and dignity and as a result of that commitment, may have suffered a disability. Now it’s your country’s turn to take care of you. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is tasked with supporting the courageous men and women of our armed forces should they become afflicted with a service-related disability or if their military service has caused aggravation to an existing condition. Our government specifically budgets money to care for veterans and their families; in some cases providing as much as $3,100 per month in tax-free compensation.
How is Compensation Determined?
The VA calculates the monthly amount owed to veterans and their families based on the severity of the disability (including loss of limbs), number of immediate family members or dependents, and having a seriously disabled spouse. Contact Sokolove Law for a free, no obligation legal consultation regarding a veteran’s disability compensation denial.
Five Things to Know About Veterans Disability Insurance Denials & Appeals
- Use all available resources. Start by filing your claim at your local VA office, VA medical facility or online. You can ask for help with your claim from The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or Disabled American Veterans. If you are denied or disagree with the VA’s disability rating you may want assistance from a Sokolove Law veteran’s disability attorney to help simplify what can be an overwhelming appeals process.
- Meeting deadlines is critical. Once you’ve received an official denial, the VA has important deadlines for submitting appeals. It’s essential to be aware of these deadlines so that your appeal isn’t rejected on a technicality. For example, your local VA office requires that they receive a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) within one year from the date of denial or rating decision.
- Increased compensation is possible with worsening conditions. The VA may reconsider cases and compensation decisions if your disability has worsened since the last rating decision. Post traumatic stress disorder, back pain, neck pain, and vision problems may only first emerge later in your treatment.
- Don’t forget to ask for travel compensation. The VA may reimburse qualified veterans for mileage and public transportation expenses accumulated from traveling to medical appointments.
- Don’t risk not having an attorney assist with your appeal. Support from a veteran’s disability attorney can be vital when preparing a VA appeal or challenging a VA rating. Sokolove Law can help simplify the process by preparing paperwork, filing appeals, and attending Board of Veterans Appeals hearings with you.
Don’t give up. Fight Disability Denial. Complete the form on this page or call us today for a free no-obligation case consultation.
- You disagree with the VA’s rating decision.
- You were denied compensation for an injury sustained during time served in the military.
- You were injured while being treated by VA health care.
- Your injury or disability has worsened.
Why Hire a Military Disability Insurance Lawyer?
If you have been denied by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals you may want the peace of mind that a veteran’s disability attorney is handling your case. Failure to meet deadlines or complete complicated paperwork correctly could result in another denial and a lawyer can help ensure your appeal is filed correctly, completing all of the paperwork on your behalf and within the appropriate timelines.
Why Sokolove Law?
We help simplify the confusing claims and appeals process for disabled veterans. For 30 years, Sokolove Law has helped people just like you get the legal support they need. Sokolove Law offers a FREE case evaluation and we are only paid if you are successful in your veteran’s disability appeal.