Veteran’s Administration Disability Attorneys
With 24 million Veterans in the US, the Veterans Administration has its hands full managing VA Disability applications. Veterans denied disability health care benefits and compensation for themselves and their dependents have the right to hire an attorney during the appeals process. Hiring an experienced attorney, like Mr. Thompson, during your appeals process who provides knowledgeable legal advice and assistance for properly documenting your claim prior to your hearing.
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The VA appeals process is complicated and can prove frustrating. In order for the VA to approve your disability claim, you must prove that it’s “more likely than not” your current medical condition is related to your time in service. This requires gathering doctor forms and service records and presenting this material in a methodical and organized fashion to the court. Our experienced VA lawyer, Richard Thompson can help you collect these materials and ensure your case is correctly presented.
There are several common types of VA disability awards:
- Direct service-(connected disability): made when a Veteran has an injury, disease or condition as the result of an event while the Veteran was in service
- Secondary service corrected disability: made when a Veteran has a condition connected to his or her service and then develops a second medical condition as a result of the original injury
- Claims for increased ratings for service connected condition: made when a Veteran believes that his or her original service-related condition has worsened
- Claims for total disability based on individual employability eligibility (TDIU): made when a Veteran with a service-connected disability believes that the disability prevents him or her from engaging in gainful employment. TDIU claims comprise the majority of new cases and claims which we take. Sometimes we take cases not yet eligible to file for TDIU in the hope that we can get those veterans a rating high enough so that they may later file for TDIU
- Reopened claims for new and material evidence: made when a prior disability claim was denied and the appeal time has expired but the Veteran believes he or she has relevant new evidence
- Claims based on clear and unmistakable evidence: made when a prior claim is reviewed and the review board is given very specific claim evidence
- Claims which warrant the reversal or revision of a prior decision. A decision that reverses or revises a prior adverse decision because of clear and unmistakable error has the same effect as if the decision was made on the date of the original, prior decision. There is no time limit or statute of limitations for requestion that a prior decision is reviewed for CUE (clear and unmistakable error).
Richard works hard to protect your rights and your Veteran’s benefits. Surviving family members of a Veteran who has passed away may be entitled to benefits if the Veteran died from a service-related condition.
If you are disabled Veteran or family member of one seeking to appeal a denied Veteran disability claim, please contact us. We can help you get the Veteran’s benefits that you deserve.