Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Springfield, Massachusetts
Military veterans living in Springfield, Massachusetts with a service-related medical condition may be able to receive disability benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). There are resources available to help you with your claim right in Springfield.
If VA denied your claim for VA disability benefits, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Springfield, Massachusetts may be able to help. A member of our team may be able to review your qualifications and explain your options. Call us at (800) 544-9144 today.
Regional Benefit Offices
There are two VA Regional Benefit Offices serving veterans in Springfield, Massachusetts. These offices serve as the headquarters for VA disability benefits, and the rating specialists who gather proof for and evaluate your claim may work at one of these two regional locations.
In addition, Regional Benefit Offices offer resources to help you determine your eligibility for benefits and file your claim. The two offices serving Springfield are:
Hartford Regional Benefit Office
555 Willard Ave
Newington, CT 06111
Boston Regional Benefit Office
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury St.
Boston, MA 02203
Springfield, Massachusetts Benefit Office
You do not have to travel to the Boston or Hartford offices to get help with your VA claim. In fact, there are VA clinics and medical centers right around Springfield, including the Springfield Vet Center.
The Springfield Vet Center is located at 95A Ashley Avenue in West Springfield, MA and can be reached at (413) 737-5167.
VA Clinics Serving Springfield, Massachusetts
The Springfield VA Clinic offers outpatient and primary care service to veterans. This clinic is located at 25 Bond Street. To learn more, call:
- Main Number: (413) 731-6000; or
- Mental Health Care: (413) 584-4040 x2336.
If you require inpatient care, surgery, or specialty care, there is a VA medical center less than 20 miles away, in Leeds, Massachusetts. To get in touch, visit or call at:
Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053-9764
Main Number: (413) 584-4040
Mental Health: (413) 584-4040 x2336
Both the medical center and VA clinic offer means of getting a diagnosis for your service-related disability. If you have not yet received a diagnosis, it is important to visit a VA doctor or private physician before filing your claim.
Challenging a VA Benefits Denial
Although it can be disheartening to receive a denial notice from VA, you should not give up. There are a few ways to challenge the decision and secure a grant of benefits. The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD offers free initial consultations to see if we may be able to help.
Since the Appeals Modernization Act became law in 2019, there are now three ways to challenge a VA decision:
- Request a Higher-Level Review of your current claim by a senior VA employee;
- Submit a Supplemental Claim with new and relevant evidence; or
- File a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
It is essential to submit your appeal within one year of receiving your VA decision notice. To qualify for VA disability benefits, you need to prove the following 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.
Essentially, proving a service-connected disability requires evidence (e.g., medical records, service records, or other documentation) showing that your current medical condition was caused by an in-service occurrence.
There are some cases where finding evidence can be difficult. If this is your situation, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Springfield, Massachusetts may be able to help you find alternative proof. Our team may be able to develop a compelling appeal and secure you the benefits you eserve.
Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD now at (800) 544-9144 to learn more.
How the CCK Team Serving Springfield, Massachusetts Can Help
If your service-related disability prevents you from working and earning a living, our veterans’ advocates understand how important VA disability compensation could be to you and your family. A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Springfield, Massachusetts may be able to guide you through the appeal process.
A member of the CCK team can evaluate your claim to see if we can help you pursue an appeal. Call (800) 544-9144 now for a complimentary consultation.
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