If Your Application For VA Disability Benefits Was Denied; What Next?

If your application for VA disability benefits is denied, you are certainly not alone. It is a known fact that the error rate at Veterans Affairs is very high. If you are among those that believe the VA erred when they denied your application you are free to hire attorneys for VA disability claims to help you with appealing all or part of the decision. Although the process is time consuming, knowing that the VA is prone to error should help you make the decision to hire an attorney and appeal.

Denial rate is high:

The Department of Veterans Affairs is the first to admit that there error rate is high when they review applications. Although they admit to errors they dispute the magnitude of the problem, the VA officials agree to an error rate of under 15 percent but recognized authorities have found it to be closer to 40 percent.

The reasons for denial of benefits:

If your application for VA disability benefits is denied, this does not mean that you are not eligible. The error rate is high, the reasons for denial are often a combination of the officials not correctly analyzing your specific case and missing supporting documentation and medical evidence.

Although there are numerous reasons for denial of benefits, the most common are:

* Insufficient medical evidence
* Insufficient evidence to tie the claimed disability to military service
* Assigning a lower rating to your disability than is deserved
* The disability is due to an pre-existing injury or disease and not associated with your military service

Attorneys for VA disability claims are well aware of these and other reasons for denying claims and they are very good at getting proof that can be used to refute the VA’s claim.

Attorneys for VA disability claims find that many of their clients were denied benefits due to errors on the part of VA officials. If you believe you were denied benefits that are rightfully yours you are invited to contact Jackson & MacNichol, Attorneys at Law. Like us on our facebook page.


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