Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Dayton, Ohio
If you were denied disability benefits, or you received a disability rating that is lower than you believe you deserve, you have the right to file an appeal. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD has the experience and resources to guide veterans through the complex VA appeals process. We are committed to serving veterans in the Dayton, Ohio area. Call us today at (844) 549-4500 to learn more about how we may be able to help you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
VA utilizes a numerical scale to assign a rating to your service-connected disability. Your combined disability rating determines the amount of monthly compensation you receive. Generally speaking, the more severe your condition is, the higher your disability rating will be. In order to get the VA disability rating that you are seeking, you may have to submit various types of evidence.
The veterans advocates at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD are accredited by VA and are proudly serving veterans in the Dayton, Ohio area. We know what types of evidence is needed to support veterans’ appeals and we know the ins and outs of VA’s complex appeals system.
If your claim was denied or assigned a low disability rating, call us to see if we can help. Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (844) 549-4500.
During the claims and appeals process, you may need to contact VA for details concerning your appeal. The local offices are listed below:
Dayton VA Regional Benefit Office
627 S Edwin Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45417
Dayton VA Medical Center
4100 W Third St
Dayton, OH 45428
Advantages of Having an Experienced VA Disability Lawyer on Your Side
While you may want to try to appeal your VA claim on your own, challenging your denial can be more complex than it seems. It is helpful to have a veterans advocate with knowledge of VA law on your side. As a CCK client, you would have a team of advocates fighting for you.
Having an experienced team of VA disability attorneys and advocates supporting your claim could benefit you by providing the following services:
- Conducting in-depth review of your VA claims file
- Legal analysis of VA’s stated reasons for its unfavorable decision
- Identifying, tracking, and meeting critical claim deadlines
- Compiling new evidence that may support your appeal
- Making legal arguments to support your appeal
- Obtaining expert, medical, or vocational opinions, if necessary
- Representing you at no cost, unless we are successful in obtaining retroactive benefits for you
Do not hesitate to get help on your VA appeal—call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (844) 549-4500 today to learn more.
Requirements for Your VA Disability Appeal
In order for your appeal to be successful, VA requires that you demonstrate that your condition is caused or aggravated by your military service.
Potentially Qualifying Injuries
Some of the types of injuries for which veterans can claim VA disability compensation include:
- Hearing loss
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Gulf War Illness
- Heart disease
- Gunshot wounds
- Shrapnel wounds
- Brain damage
- Back injuries
In many cases, VA will order a Compensation & Pension examination to have a healthcare professional determine if your condition is due to service and to what extent your condition has impacted your ability to function and work on a daily basis. From there, VA will typically assign a disability rating.
Your Combined Disability Rating
VA disability ratings range from 0% to 100%. Generally, the greater your combined disability rating, the more benefits you receive. Your combined disability rating determines the amount of monthly compensation you will receive.
Building Your Appeal
To overcome the denial of your initial service connection claim, you must demonstrate that:
- You have a current medical diagnosis of the disability you are claiming;
- You experienced an in-service event, injury, or illness; and
- There is a medical nexus linking your diagnosed disability to your in-service event.
If VA denies your initial claim, you have a right to appeal by selecting one of the below appeal options:
- Supplemental Claim lane
- Higher-level review lane
- Notice of Disagreement (i.e., Appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals) lane
You should choose the appeal lane that makes sense given the unique details of your case. A VA disability lawyer or accredited agent can help you determine which appeal option is the best for your case.
Call Our VA Disability Lawyers Today: (844) 549-4500
As a veteran in Dayton, Ohio, you deserve to receive the benefits from VA to which you are entitled. Our veterans advocates fight to ensure that is the case.
Call the team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD at (844) 549-4500 to learn more about how our veterans advocates may be able to help you secure the benefits you deserve.
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