Every day, our disability lawyers hear from veterans in the same position as you. They all have questions, and are finding few answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or through other official channels. Sometimes a veterans service organization has not given a veteran the help s/he needs. Other times, the wait is too long to simply speak to a VA benefits representative. Like you, the veterans who call us are frustrated and overwhelmed, stressed out about how they will continue to pay their bills and support their family. Most either are not sure where to start with applying for veterans disability benefits, or already have a denial in hand. Countless men and women who served our country may qualify for disability benefits, but the backlog of applications and high rate of denial means few are seeing the monthly payments they earned.
It is not uncommon for these men and women to have multiple service-related ailments listed on their disability applications. They cannot work due to these ailments, and struggle to support their family on little or no income. Yet the complex legal requirements for a veterans disability claim mean too many vets receive a letter of denial after filing their initial claim. In some cases, vets find out that the VA does not deem those ailments disabling. We can help by identifying and obtaining all the records necessary to prove you are suffering from a disabling condition, whether that is from a branch of the military, the VA itself, or a private sector doctor. We also represent you through the appeals process, which is key in winning the disability benefits you deserve. You never want to enter into the disability appeals process alone, especially if you need the benefits to support your family.
This frequently asked questions section will answer many of your questions about the veterans disability application and appeals process. If you already received a denial, our attorneys can help you file a Notice of Disagreement and represent you in your appeal. To learn more, call the Raleigh office of Lunn & Forro, PLLC at 888-966-6566 today. One of our veterans disability lawyers would love to discuss your claim with you.