Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Plattsburgh, New York
Veterans work hard to serve our country, yet all too often those who have been injured during their military service are denied the help they require.
The process of filing a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be challenging, and many veterans become discouraged if they are denied benefits to which they believe they are entitled.
A veteran (VA) disability attorney from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD serving Plattsburgh, New York may be able to help. Contact our team at (800) 544-9144 for a free consultation.
CCK Can Handle Your Appeal for VA Disability Benefits
The VA claims process can overwhelm even the most determined and detail-oriented applicant. On top of the many application requirements, VA sets high standards for granting benefits. As a result, it can be incredibly frustrating to receive a denial on your disability benefits claim from VA.
The veteran’s advocates at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD want to put our years of experience to work for you so you can get the benefits to which you are entitled.
We handle all aspects of a client’s appeal as their case moves through the administrative process, and them apprised of its status every step of the way.
Common Elements of VA Disability Application and Appeal
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.
Understanding the Nexus Requirement
The nexus between a veteran’s medical condition and a injury, illness, or event they experienced during their military service is, in many cases, the most difficult requirement for veterans to meet. To meet VA’s standard, you must convince them that your condition is at least as likely as not to have been caused or worsened by an event in your military service.
With our many years of experience building appeals for disability benefits, our veteran’s advocates know what VA is looking for in terms of this requirement. A veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Plattsburgh, New York from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you craft a strong case for appeal. Call (844) 549-4500 for a free consultation.
Understanding Presumptive Conditions
Over the years, VA began detecting patterns in medical conditions shared by veterans who experienced similar events during their military service. In many cases, these common events related to a geographical location and period of service.
VA determined that these patterns were not coincidental, and decided that going forward, any veteran who experienced those events would be presumed to suffer from those same medical conditions. VA drafted a list of the military events and medical conditions for which there are now presumptive service connection.
If your medical condition appears on the VA Presumptive Disability Benefits list, you have already met your nexus requirement. An example of a presumptive service connection is a veteran who developed health problems after being exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975.
VA Disability Ratings
After you file your claim, a VA rating specialist or other employee will review the evidence and determine if your condition is service connected. They may review your medical documentation and evaluate your symptoms based on the rating criteria for your specific condition(s). Based on this, you will be assigned a combined disability rating.
Combined disability ratings range from 0 percent to 100 percent. The higher your rating, the more you may receive in terms of monthly disability compensation.
Talk to Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD Today
A veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Plattsburgh, New York from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you collect evidence, file an appeal with VA and fight for the compensation you deserve. We only collect attorney’s fees if we are successful in winning you a grant of retroactive benefits.
Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (800) 544-9144 for a free initial review of your case.
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