Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Baltimore, Maryland
Veterans living with a service-related medical condition in Baltimore, Maryland may receive a grant of benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If your medical condition that was caused by your service prevents you from participating in daily activities or results in reduced earning capacity, you may qualify for monthly disability benefits.
If VA denied your disability claim, you can appeal the decision. A veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Baltimore, Maryland may be able to help. Contact Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (401) 237-6412 for a free case evaluation.
VA Regional Benefit Offices Serving Baltimore, Maryland
There are two VA regional benefit offices that serve the Baltimore area. The first is the Baltimore Regional Benefit Office, located at 31 Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore. This office provides services for veterans and their families that include:
- Education on VA benefits
- Clarification on benefits for which you may qualify
- Guidance with your application for benefits
- Other information and support during the claims process
Alternatively, you may visit the Washington D.C. National Capital Regional Benefit Office to receive the same type of support and assistance with benefits.
VA Resources Near Baltimore, Maryland
If you are unable to work with a staff member at a VA regional benefit office on your VA disability benefits claim, you can speak with someone at either the Baltimore VA Clinic Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) or Baltimore VA Medical Center. In addition, Baltimore Vet Center may be able to connect you with assistance.
Generally, VA clinics and medical centers also have offices to help veterans learn about and apply for benefits. Two in the Baltimore area include:
- Fort Meade Army Military Base Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Clinic, 3rd floor Room 3A04
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bldg 11 Room 226
VA Medical Centers Serving Baltimore, Maryland
You must have a diagnosis, evidence of an in-service event, and medical nexus in order for VA to grant disability benefits. You can submit your records proving this, or you can authorize VA to request the necessary information from your doctor. In either case, this can be a private physician or VA doctor.
If you live in the Baltimore area and qualify for VA medical care, you may be able to seek a diagnosis and confirmation of your qualifying medical condition at any of the following facilities:
- Baltimore VA Clinic, an outpatient clinic on West Fayette Street in Baltimore
- Loch Raven VA Medical Center, a facility that provides specialized rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, as well as inpatient and outpatient care, and primary care, on The Alameda in Baltimore
- Baltimore VA Medical Center, a full-service VA hospital located on North Greene Street in Baltimore
Building an Appeal for a VA Disability Grant of Benefits
A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Baltimore, Maryland may be able to help you acquire disability benefits or back pay after a denial of benefits. Our team of veterans advocates uses its knowledge of and experience with VA disability benefits, the claims process, and the appeals process to help qualified veterans file an appeal in response to a denial of their initial claim.
Generally, an approval for VA disability benefits requires 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 the VA employee who reviews your claim does not find sufficient evidence of all three of these criteria, they may deny your claim for benefits and send you a denial notice. In VA’s modernized appeals system, you have one year from the date on this notice to appeal the decision.
There are three options for challenging VA disability denial under the new, modernized system:
- request a Higher-Level Review of the decision by a more senior VA employee;
- submit new and relevant evidence along with a supplemental claim; or
- file a Notice of Disagreement directly with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Call us today at (401) 237-6412 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Our Team Offers Free Consultations for Veterans and Their Families
A veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Baltimore, Maryland from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you challenge a disability denial and secure a grant of benefits from VA.
We have a team of veterans’ advocates ready to speak with you today and start your free consultation. If we are able to assist you, we will work to build a strong case for appeal in order to win disability benefits for your service-connected medical condition.
Get started with a complimentary consultation with a member of our team to learn more about your options. Call (401) 237-6412 to discuss your case with a member of our team today.
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