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Getting your VA claim re-opened

On Behalf of | Feb 10, 2022 | VA Benefits

You may have a painful injury or illness in the wake of your military service. Facing a denial for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs may leave you in a difficult financial position.

If the VA denies your claim, you may have the right to revisit it. There are certain situations where a review of your prior admission may show that there was a mistake. Learn more about how errors may wind up lifting the restriction on having the VA take another look.

Was there an error?

Mistakes happen, and the same holds for your VA disability application. In some instances, the error may pave the way for the re-submission of your application. If you can show proof that there was a clear and unmistakable error in how the VA applied the law or in the information in your application, you may get a second chance. Should the VA approve the claim after examining the proof of the error, you may receive benefits backdated to the time of your original application.

Is there new evidence?

After a denial, you may find new evidence that you qualify for disability benefits. This usually manifests in the form of new medical findings. Whether your condition worsens or you receive a new medical diagnosis, you may qualify to have your claim reopened by the VA. To make a successful bid for reopening, the evidence you provide should contain irrefutable evidence of the change in condition.

Receiving VA benefits may improve the quality of your life. As such, you should do all you can to ensure you get approval one way or the other.