Veterans Disability Claim Process
Guiding Veterans Through the VA Claim Process
If you or a loved one is looking to obtain or increase your veteran disability benefits, you will be required to file a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). According to the VA, these claims should be fully developed in order to reduce the risk of unfair decisions. Unfortunately, far too many veterans attempt to take on the challenging claim process alone and may commit errors or oversights that prevent them from receiving accurate disability ratings and full compensation.
When you place your trust in the South Carolina veterans disability lawyers at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, you can be confident that you'll have caring and capable VA accredited attorneys in your corner. We offer FREE case reviews and can help you better understand how we can guide you through the VA claim process.
Filing an Effective VA Disability Claim
Prior to filing a VA disability claim, veterans should understand if they meet eligibility criteria, which include, among others, having a service-connected disability and any form of discharge other than a dishonorable one. Examples of qualifying disabilities may include:
- Physical Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Post-Service Disabilities
- Hazardous Material Exposure
Our legal team can review your current situation to help you determine your eligibility. We can then help you construct a fully developed claim, which will involve gathering medical records and documentation which provide evidence of your disability and its severity. The claim will then be submitted online or through a VA regional office. The claim process may then proceed as follows:
- A claim is filed and then reviewed by a Veterans Service Representative.
- The Veterans Service Representative may request additional evidence to support your claim, either from you, a doctor, government agency, or another source.
- The Veterans Service Representative will recommend a decision and prepare documents that detail how and why they came to that decision.
- The decision recommendation is reviewed and the VA will make a final award approval.
- If you received an unfair decision or a disability rating you believe is too low, you have the right to disagree and file an appeal.
Regardless of what your disability may be, our firm focuses on building the strongest possible claim. The VA disability claim process does take time, and we want to help veterans file complete and accurate claims to avoid any unnecessary delays.
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As a veteran himself, Attorney George Sink, Sr. and his firm, George Sink P.A. Injury Lawyers, is committed to helping disabled veterans more easily navigate the VA claim and appeal process. If you would like more information about your case and how our firm can help, give us a call at 888-612-7001 for a FREE case review.