Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Columbus, Ohio
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants monthly disability compensation to veterans who provide adequate proof of a service-related medical condition. There are resources right here in Columbus to help you prepare and file your claim.
If you already filed an initial claim for VA disability and received a denial, the team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD serving Columbus, Ohio can review your case for free. You may be able to challenge the VA decision and receive a grant of benefits. Call (800) 544-9144 today for your free consultation with a veterans’ advocate serving Columbus, Ohio.
VA Regional Benefit Office Serving Columbus, Ohio
The Cleveland Regional Office is currently the only Regional Benefit Office in Ohio. This is likely where a rating specialist will review your Columbus claim.
It is not necessary to travel to Cleveland for help with your claim. While the Cleveland Regional Office does offer support for veterans and their families, local benefit offices also offer resources and assistance with the claims process..
Benefit Office Serving Columbus, Ohio
There is a local Benefit Office run by the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission at 280 East Broad Street. You can reach someone from this office by calling (614) 525-2500. They can help you determine which benefits you might be eligible for, what is needed to apply, and answer any other questions.
You can also get information about VA benefits at the Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center or the Columbus Vet Center.
VA Clinics Serving Columbus, Ohio
Before filing your claim for VA disability compensation, you must have a current diagnosis of a service-related disability. Unless you already have one, it may be necessary to see a VA doctor or a private doctor to ensure your medical records are up to date.
Located on North James Road in Columbus, the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center offers emergency, primary, and specialty care for veterans. You can reach this facility by calling 614-257-5200.
In addition to the Ambulatory Care Center, there are also four nearby community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in the following towns:
- Grove City, Ohio
- Marion, Ohio
- Newark, Ohio
- Zanesville, Ohio
Appealing a VA Decision in Columbus, Ohio
If you filed for VA disability compensation and the rating specialist did not find the necessary supporting evidence to approve your claim, you may have received a denial notice. When this happens, you have several options for challenging the decision. A Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Columbus, Ohio may be able to assist you.
Securing a grant of disability benefits 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.
When initially filing for disability benefits, you have two options:
- Submitting your own relevant medical records, service records, and other supporting documents as part of your full developed claim.
- Giving VA permission to obtain any necessary records to prove you have a service-connected medical condition.
If you did not have the necessary evidence to support your claim, you likely received a denial of disability benefits. If this happened to you in Columbus, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help. Call us today at (800) 544-9144.
How to Challenge a VA Disability Denial
The attorneys at CCK want to advocate for veterans who received a denial when they are in fact deserving of benefits. There are currently three ways to appeal a VA decision:
- Request a Higher-Level Review of your current claim by a senior VA employee.
- Submit additional and relevant evidence as part of a Supplemental Claim.
- File a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
You have one year from the date of your VA decision notice to submit an appeal. The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick may be able to help help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim and, in some circumstances, we can represent you in front of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
How CCK Serving Columbus, Ohio Can Help You
If VA denied your application for disability compensation, you can still file an appeal. Depending on the facts of your case, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Columbus, Ohio may be able to help you take action.
An initial consultation with a member of the team is always complimentary. Call (800) 544-9144 to learn more.
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