Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Worcester, Massachusetts
If you are a Worcester, Massachusetts veteran of the U.S. military who has a service-related medical condition that prevents you from living life to the fullest, you could be eligible for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). There are resources available nearby to help you understand VA’s qualifications, complete your application, and file your claim.
A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Worcester, Massachusetts from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to use their knowledge and experience to appeal your wrongful benefit denial and fight for the benefits you deserve.
Call (800) 544-9144 today for your free case review with a member of our team.
VA Regional Benefit Office Serving Worcester, Massachusetts
The nearest VA regional benefit office to Worcester, MA is the Boston Regional Benefit Office. This office is in the JFK Federal Building on New Sudbury Street in Boston. This office helps veterans seeking more information about VA disability benefits. Office staff may be able to determine your qualifications or help you file your claim. It is also where a rating specialist may evaluate your claim.
In most cases, there is no reason why you would be required to travel to this office from Worcester. There are additional resources available to you closer to your home.
Worcester, Massachusetts Vet Center
If you live in Worcester or a nearby area, you may be able to get help with your claim or get additional information about applying for VA benefits at the Worcester Vet Center.
The Worcester Vet Center offers many types of resources and referrals for local veterans and their families. It is located at 255 Park Ave Suite 900 in Worcester. You can contact the staff at the facility by calling (508) 753-7902.
VA Medical Centers Serving Worcester, Massachusetts
You must have a current diagnosis from a medical professional for your service-related condition to qualify for VA disability benefits in Worcester. You can visit your private doctor for this care or see a VA doctor if you qualify.
Your options for seeing a VA physician near Worcester include:
Worcester VA Clinic
605 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605-1901
Plantation Street VA Clinic
377 Plantation Street, Biotech Building 4
Worcester, MA 01605-2300
(413) 584-4040 x6500
Lake Avenue VA Clinic
55 North Lake Avenue, 7th Floor
Worcester, MA 01605-2300
(413) 584-4040 x6600
If you require inpatient care, surgery, or care from a specialist not available at an outpatient clinic, you may need to visit one of these VA medical centers:
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1114
Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053-9764
Building an Appeal of a Wrongful Benefit Denial
Receiving a grant of disability benefits through VA generally 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
Unless you filed a fully developed claim and gathered your own records before submitting your application, it can be difficult to know exactly what is in your file. A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Worcester, Massachusetts from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can help you understand why VA denied your claim and what may be missing.
Our team has experience handling VA benefit denials and may be able to use our knowledge of the claims and appeals process to appeal your case. We can identify and gather evidence—including missing or alternative evidence—and help you take the next steps to appeal a wrongful benefit denial. Not only can we build your case and prepare the paperwork, but we can also identify and meet all critical deadlines along the way.
Speak to a member of the VA disability team from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD by calling (800) 544-9144.
Options for Challenging a Denial of Your Initial VA Disability Claim
Under the Appeals Modernization Act, or AMA, there are now three options veterans can choose from when appealing a denial of benefits.
These options include:
- Requesting a higher-level review in which a senior VA employee reviews your initial claims file;
- Filing a supplemental claim in which you can submit new and relevant evidence; or
- Submitting a Notice of Disagreement to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
You Can Reach a Member of Our Team for Free
A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Worcester, Massachusetts from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you build a strong case to appeal a wrongful denial on of benefits by VA.
We may be able to help you get a VA disability denial overturned through one of the appeal lanes mentioned above.
The first step in getting started is to speak with a member of our team to determine if we will be able to assist. You can contact us by calling (800) 544-9144 for a free initial review of your case.
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