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Do You Need VA Disability Help, Find Great Appeal Lawyers

Published on February 4th, 2019

VA disability is very confusing. The good news is that appeal lawyers can be extremely helpful, but many people don’t wish to turn to them initially. They may believe they can handle it themselves or procrastinate until the last minute. Some just aren’t sure if they need one. Many veterans have gone through the appeals process themselves without issue. They may have forgotten to sign something or had insufficient evidence that they corrected at the appeal. Regardless, you may find that it is tiring and frustrating to fight the VA yourself and want help. Hiring an attorney can be the best way to get you through the appeal without stressing you out more.

Rating Decision

If it’s your first time applying, you should go ahead and file your claim without a lawyer. Most attorneys won’t take your case until you receive a negative rating decision because they get no compensation. However, if your case is highly involved or complicated, they may help you through the initial claim if you promise to use their services if/when you get a denied decision.

For most veterans, they call on a lawyer when they receive their rating decision of denial. You can choose to handle the appeal yourself, as well. If you aren’t successful with the appeal, you can then choose to hire an attorney anywhere in the process.

Choose Wisely

Once you’ve made the decision to hire someone, you then need to research attorneys in your area and determine which one is best for you. Make sure that they are VA-accredited. Regardless of whether they charge you or not, you need accreditation to present the case, prepare the case/claim, and prosecute to the VA. VSO representatives should also be accredited. Also, make sure that the attorney you choose is accredited as an individual and not through their law firm. Each lawyer you work with should be accredited.

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