Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Albany, Georgia
If you live with a service-related medical condition in Albany, Georgia, you may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits. There are resources available near you to help you with your claim.
For veterans who have already filed a claim and received a denial, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Albany, Georgia may be able to help. Call (800) 544-9144 today for a free case review.
VA Regional Benefit Offices Serving Albany, Georgia
The Atlanta Regional Office is the only VA Regional Benefit Office in Georgia. It serves all 159 counties in Georgia, including Dougherty County and its county seat, Albany. Located in Decatur just northeast of Atlanta, this Regional Benefit Office is more than three hours from Albany.
If you submit a claim for VA benefits in Albany, Georgia, the rating specialist assigned your case will likely work from this facility and they may contact you with questions about your application. Resources are also available at local field service offices, VA medical centers, and some VA clinics.
Veterans Field Service Office
The Albany Veterans Field Service Office at 1303 W. Broad Avenue offers free services to veterans and their families. Serving Dougherty, Lee, Terrell, and Worth counties, this field office helps veterans with support, advocacy, and preparing claims for VA disability benefits.
VA Clinics Serving Albany, Georgia
In order to file a claim for VA disability benefits, your service-related medical condition must be well documented and you must have a diagnoses from a VA doctor or a private physician. To get this diagnosis, you can visit either a VA Clinic, a private practice, or a hospital.
The Albany VA Clinic located at 814 Radford Boulevard can help you with your primary care needs. They may refer you to the Dublin VA Medical Center if emergency or extensive treatment is necessary. The Dublin facility is a full-service VA Medical Center located at 1826 Veterans Boulevard in Dublin, Georgia, about 115 miles from Albany.
Challenging a VA Disability Decision
If VA denied your initial Albany disability claim, you have one year from the date of the denial to file an appeal. The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD knows what it takes to successfully secure VA disability compensation. Reach out to a veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Albany, Georgia today to see if we may be able to help you appeal VA’s decision. Call (800) 544-9144 now to speak with a member of the CCK team.
Generally, receiving a grant of VA disability benefits requires proof of these three things:
- 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.
If your initial claim was denied, it may be because the rating specialist did not see proof of these three things. Sometimes VA rating specialists overlook key evidence or do not request all the necessary documentation.
Our attorneys may be able to help you identify the issues with your claim and appeal the decision. There are three options for filing an appeal under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA):
- File a Supplemental Claim with new and relevant evidence to support your initial claim;
- Request a Higher-Level Review by a senior VA employee; or
- Submit a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
How a VA Disability Attorney Serving Albany, Georgia Can Help
If you have a service-related medical condition but VA denied your claim for disability compensation, we may be able to help you appeal the decision. A member of the team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick serving Albany, Georgia can review your case today and help you understand your options.
Call us at (800) 544-9144 now to get started.
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