Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Warren, Michigan
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a disability program for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have service-related injuries and illnesses that affect their ability to work or function in their daily lives. If you believe you meet the criteria for these benefits, but VA denied your claim, you may be able to appeal and possibly overturn that denial.
A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Warren, Michigan from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to assist you in filing an appeal.
Call us at (800) 544-9144 for a free review of your case to see if we can assist.
VA Regional Benefit Office Serving Warren, Michigan
VA regional benefit offices are where VA disability claims are processed, and where veterans can seek counseling and assistance with their claims. This may include information about:
- Eligibility for VA benefits
- How to apply for benefits
- Help with fully developed claims
- Your options following a denial or low combined rating
There is only one regional benefit office that serves Michigan. You may be able to visit or contact this office for assistance with your initial claim.
Detroit Regional Office
477 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
VA Resources Near Warren, Michigan
In addition to the Detroit Regional Office, there are other places veterans in Warren can turn to for information about VA disability benefits and the claims process. The Clinton Township Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Office is located at 21885 Dunham Road in Clinton Township, Michigan. You can call (586) 469-5454 to learn more.
In addition, there are Vet Centers in McComb County and Detroit. These Vet Centers provide a wide range of resources and services to veterans nearby. You may be able to get assistance at either of these locations:
- Macomb County Vet Center in Clinton Township, Michigan, (586) 412-0107
- Detroit Vet Center, (313) 822-1141
VA Medical Centers Serving Warren, Michigan
You can also get more information about VA disability benefits when you visit a VA health facility. You may need to go to one of these facilities regularly if you qualify for VA medical care since receiving a grant of benefits requires that you have a current diagnosis.
Your options for VA medical care near Warren generally include one full-service VA medical center and two primary care clinics. Depending on your needs, a doctor from any of these facilities may be able to provide you with a diagnosis and ongoing care.
The VA health facilities near Warren, Michigan include:
John D. Dingell Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4646 John R St.
Detroit, MI 48201-1916
Piquette Street VA Clinic
301 Piquette St.
Detroit, MI 48202-3513
Pontiac VA Clinic
44200 Woodward Ave., Suite 208
Pontiac, MI 48341-5045
It is also possible to get the diagnosis and care you require from a private physician.
Taking Steps to Overturn a Warren, Michigan VA Disability Denial
If VA denied your application for disability compensation , you may be able to build a compelling case to overturn this decision and receive benefits based on your service-related medical condition.
When applying for a grant of benefits from VA, veterans generally must provide proof of 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.
These are the three criteria you must meet to prove you qualify for disability compensation. You can collect all the necessary evidence yourself and submit a claim through the VA Fully Developed Claims Program, or VA can gather the evidence for you as part of its duty to assist. Either way, the rating specialist evaluating your claim will look for evidence that you meet all criteria before awarding you a grant of benefits.
If they do not find proof of all three components, there is missing documentation, there are questions about your diagnosis or medical nexus, or there are other issues, the rating specialist may deny your claim.
You have a right to challenge this decision within one year after you receive the notice.
In the new appeals system under the Appeals Modernization Act, veterans can choose one of three appeal lanes, depending on their specific case. They can:
- Request a higher-level review by a senior rating specialist
- Submit a supplemental claim with new and relevant evidence
- Submit a Notice of Disagreement to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
If we accept your case, you can trust that the Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD team will use our knowledge and experience to gather the necessary evidence and fight your wrongful benefit denial. Call (800) 544-9144 today to learn more.
Work with a Veteran’s Advocate from Our Team to Challenge Your Benefits Denial
A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Warren, Michigan from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to identify the missing components in your application, gather evidence—even in unusual cases when there are missing service records or other hurdles—and present a compelling case for overturning your VA disability denial.
Call (800) 544-9144 today for a free case review with a member of our team serving Warren, Michigan and the greater Detroit area.
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