Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Phoenix
If you are a veteran and have developed a physical or mental condition resulting from your time in the military, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits. If you received a denial of those benefits, you have the right to appeal. While VA does grant benefits to many veterans, the process of appealing an unfavorable decision is often long and difficult to navigate. At Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, our veteran (VA) disability lawyers serving Phoenix, Arizona, may be able to help you move through the appeal process.
When You Receive a Denial
If your initial claim is denied or you believe you deserve a higher disability rating, you have the right to file an appeal. It is possible that VA failed to take all of the evidence into consideration or misapplied its internal rules and regulations when issuing the unfavorable decision. The veterans advocates at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD have devoted their practice to supporting veterans in the process of appealing such decisions.
The process by which VA evaluates veterans’ disabilities is complex. The appeal process can be difficult to go through on your own as a veteran without legal representation. Our group of VA-accredited attorneys and agents works diligently so that veterans receive fair and beneficial representation when appealing for disability benefits.
If you are a veteran in Phoenix seeking representation for your appeal, call our offices today at (844) 549-4500 to learn more from our team Phoenix, Arizona.
Regional Benefits Offices Serving Phoenix
Phoenix VA Regional Benefit Office
3333 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phoenix VA Medical Center
650 E Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
How We Can Help With Your Appeal
If you are a Phoenix veteran considering filing your VA disability appeal, we may be able to help. Submitting a compelling appeal with a high probability of success often requires substantial knowledge of the VA disability appeals process.
Having such knowledge allows our veterans advocates and attorneys to confidently guide clients through the appeals process. Some of the ways we may assist during the appeals process include:
- Understanding VA’s stated reasons for denying your initial claim.
- Identifying, tracking, and meeting critical claim deadlines.
- Collecting new evidence that may support your appeal.
- Generating arguments that may support your appeal.
- Representing you on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not get paid unless we are successful in getting you a retroactive award of benefits (backpay).
Veterans advocates at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD have experience with the VA appeal process and look forward to the opportunity to speaking with you.
Qualifying Injuries in VA Disability Claims
Proving an in-service injury, illness, or event caused your current disability can be the most difficult part when it comes to VA disability appeals.
Some of the types of injuries for which veterans receive disability benefits include:
- knee conditions
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Hearing loss
- Gulf War syndrome
- Heart disease
- Brain damage
- Back injuries
A major factor in the amount of compensation you may receive involves the severity of your condition. This determination is based on examinations of your condition and the evidence that is submitted. When a claim is denied, or receives a lower disability rating than expected, reviewing medical records and examination reports may be helpful. Specifically, such information may help veterans understand why the claim was denied or assigned a certain rating.
Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (844) 549-4500 for a free case evaluation.
Justifying the Validity of Your Appeal
Establishing service connection and subsequently receiving VA disability benefits typically involves providing evidence of the following:
- A current, diagnosed disability;
- An in-service event, injury, or illness; and
- A medical nexus linking your diagnosed condition to the in-service occurrence.
Our veterans advocates can also help you decide which of the following appeal lanes may be best depending on the circumstances of your case:
- Supplemental claim: present new and relevant evidence.
- Higher-level review: request review by a more senior reviewer.
- Notice of Disagreement: appeal your case to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals
Depending on the circumstances of your appeal, any one of these options may be the most appropriate for you. As a CCK client, your dedicated team will help you identify the best option for your appeal.
Every Appeal Is Important to Us: Call (844) 549-4500 for a Free Case Evaluation
Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is dedicated to serving our nation’s veterans. You may have a limited time to appeal your VA claim once you receive the denial, so it is important to call a veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Phoenix, Arizona from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD as soon as possible: (844) 549-4500.