Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Mesa, Arizona
If you live with a service-related medical condition that affects your everyday life, you may be eligible for disability compensation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA monetary benefits may be available for you if your medical and service records show you meet the qualifications.
If you already filed your claim for VA disability and received a denial, an attorney from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help. We can review the facts of your case and help you understand your options. Call (800) 544-9144 today to get started with your free consultation.
You may need information associated with your initial VA claim to proceed with an appeal after receiving a denial. Refer to the list below for help contacting VA offices local to Mesa, AZ.
VA Regional Benefit Office Serving Mesa, Arizona
You can reach the Phoenix Regional Benefit Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at:
3333 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Veterans Center in Mesa, Arizona
You can reach the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Mesa Veterans Resource Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at:
165 N. Centennial Way Suite 101 in Mesa.
Other VA Resources
Veterans Benefits Counselor
In addition, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services has a network of Veteran Benefits Counselors who go to each county in the state to provide information and counseling each month. You can call 1-800-852-VETS to find out when they will be near Mesa.
Closest Outpatient, Primary Care Clinic to Mesa
You can reach the Southeast VA Health Care Clinic 24 hours a day at:
3285 South Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85297-7000
Closest Inpatient Medical Center to Mesa
You can reach the Carl T. Hayden Veterans’ Administration Medical Center at:
650 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012-1839
Challenging a VA Disability Compensation Denial in Mesa, AZ
Before you can appeal the denial of your claim for VA benefits, you need to have a diagnosis of your service-related medical condition. Many people may have their condition documented by a private physician, a military doctor, or another medical care professional. If your medical records do not contain thorough documentation of your condition, though, you may need to consider seeing a doctor and getting a diagnosis.
While you can always see a private physician or go to a private emergency department for care, there are also options for VA care in the area if you qualify, including psychiatric inpatient care, rehabilitative medicine, and neurological care.
You may also want to continue undergoing any recommended treatment and monitoring of your condition since this could affect the success of your appeal.
Your Combined Disability Rating
After you are diagnosed with a medical condition, VA will likely require you to attend a Compensation & Pension exam. In this exam, a VA examiner or VA-contracted examiner will evaluate the symptoms and severity of your condition. Then, using VA’s rating scale, they will assign you a combined disability rating that dictates the level of benefits for which you qualify.
The veteran (VA) disability lawyers from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD know what it takes to prove a disability claim. We understand what the rating specialists look for when they evaluate an application alongside the supporting evidence. If you filed a claim for VA disability compensation in Mesa, Arizona but received a denial, call (800) 544-9144 now. Our veterans’ advocates may review your claim and the facts of your case for free.
Three pieces of key evidence generally required to receive a grant of benefits include:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness;
- A current diagnosis by a medical professional; and
- A medical nexus, or link, between your in-service event, injury, or illness and your current diagnosis.
When you filed your initial claim, you may have submitted a fully developed claim that included the supporting evidence or gave VA permission to request the supporting evidence. In either case, it is possible to receive a denial. A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Mesa may work to get to the bottom of why you received a denial, and this may help us choose the right option for appeal.
Under the Appeals Modernization Act, veterans now have three appeal lanes to choose from:
- Filing a Supplemental Claim with new and relevant evidence;
- Requesting a Higher-Level Review; or
- Submitting an NOD directly to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Veterans have one year from the date on their decision letter to file an appeal.
Talk to a Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Mesa, Arizona
If VA denied your claim for Mesa, AZ disability benefits, a VA disability attorney from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can review your case for free to see how we may be able to use our knowledge and experience to appeal a wrongful benefit denial.
Our accredited VA attorneys want to help you win the disability benefits you deserve. Call (800) 544-9144 now to get started with a complimentary consultation.
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