Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Paterson, New Jersey
A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Paterson, New Jersey may be able to help you fight a denial of disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If you are a veteran in Paterson, New Jersey whose service-related medical condition prevents you from doing certain tasks or working to earn a living, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits.
Call the team from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (401) 753-6359 for a complimentary consultation. We will gather information about your case to determine if we can assist you.
VA Regional Benefit Offices Serving Paterson, New Jersey
VA operates several regional benefit offices across the country. These offices have staff that work to support veterans and their families, explaining benefits and assisting with the claims process. They can evaluate your situation to determine if you may qualify for VA disability benefits, explain the necessary steps to apply, discuss the evidence needed to prove your claim, and suggest other types of benefits for which you or your family may qualify.
There are two benefit offices that serve Paterson, NJ:
- Newark Regional Office
- New York Regional Office
Paterson, New Jersey VA Clinic
If you require assistance with your VA disability claim, you may have options close to home. You can learn more about VA disability benefits and file your claim through the Paterson VA Clinic, or get information from the Bloomfield Vet Center by calling (401) 753-6359.
The Paterson VA Clinic is a primary care location. This outpatient clinic is located on Getty Avenue in the DePaul Center, Building 275, and can be accessed if you qualify for VA health care.
In addition to the Paterson VA Clinic, there are also other options for VA care in the area. The Hackensack VA Clinic may offer additional services, and if you require inpatient care, surgery, specialty care, or have an emergency, you could see a doctor at the East Orange VA Medical Center.
Filing an Appeal for VA Disability Benefits
If the VA denied your claim for disability benefits, a veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Paterson, New Jersey can help you challenge the decision. By filing a timely appeal, you can possibly get approved for a grant of benefits, as well as backpay for the months you may have missed because of the initial denial.
Generally, a grant of service connection 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 your initial claim was denied, you have one year from the date on your denial notice to file an appeal. In the modernized appeal system, you have three options to challenge a denial of VA disability benefits:
- Request a Higher-Level review of your claim;
- Submit a Supplemental Claim, which includes new and relevant evidence; or
- File a Notice of Disagreement requesting a formal review of your claim by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Speak to a Member of Our Team About Your VA Disability Denial
A veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Paterson, New Jersey can help you navigate the appeals process to seek a grant of benefits based on your service-related medical condition. The veterans’ advocates from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to fight a wrongful benefits denial and seek backpay on your behalf. Call (401) 753-6359 to get started with a free initial consultation to see if we can assist.
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