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Applying for VA Disability? Hire a Lawyer to Help Get Benefits

Published on June 15th, 2018

When you are applying for VA disability, you may run into several complications. To be sure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled, consider hiring an expert for help navigate the process. Lawyers are an excellent choice, as many firms have years of experience filing these types of claims. Before you book your first appointment, there are a few things you should know.

Claims Often Get Denied

At the outset of your claim, you should remember that not all claims are successful on the first try. If you do get denied, do not let it undermine your confidence. Instead, investigate the appeals process. This is a great way to advance your claim, giving VA representatives a chance to thoroughly review your matter. Those who filed the initial application alone should hire a legal team to help with the appeal. Individuals who used a legal firm to help with the application should stick with the same firm unless you have objections to how they handled your matter the first time around.

Some Claims Are Denied Based on Error Not Merit

It is also important to remember that some claims are not denied because of the merits of the case. In many cases, claims are denied because of missing information, incomplete applications, or filing using the wrong form for your needs. Hiring a skilled attorney can help you avoid these risks. They are very familiar with the entire process, from start to appeal, and know exactly how to be sure your forms are filed correctly, with all of the required information, the first time around.

File as Early as Possible

You need to remember to file as soon as you possibly can. Late filings are automatically denied, with very little hope for appeal. If you want to be sure that you get the benefits you are entitled to, get in touch with skilled lawyers as soon as you can.


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