Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
If you are a veteran living in or around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, you may qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation.. There are resources available to guide eligible veterans through the claims process and assist you in gathering evidence to support your claim.
If your initial claim was denied, a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Harrisburg, Pennsylvania may be able to help you understand your options. We can review your case for free today. Call 800-544-9144 to get started.
VA Regional Benefit Offices Serving Harrisburg, PA
There are two VA Regional Benefit Offices that currently serve Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Regional Office is the closest one to Harrisburg, and is likely where the rating specialists who review Harrisburg VA disability claims work. There is also a Pittsburgh Regional Office.
Most veterans living in Harrisburg, PA will not need to visit either of these regional offices. There are resources closer to Harrisburg that can provide answers to your questions and help you understand the benefits available to you.
Each county in Pennsylvania has its own County Director of Veterans Affairs. These Service Officers and their staff can explain your eligibility, help you prepare a claim for VA benefits, and recommend other available programs for which you may qualify. They can also assist with possible benefits from the state and county.
The Dauphin County office is located on the fourth floor of the Dauphin County Administration Building on South Second Street in Harrisburg. Call (717) 780-6357 to request an appointment.
You can also contact the Harrisburg Vet Center or visit the Lebanon VA Medical Center for more information.
VA Clinics Serving Harrisburg, PA
You will need to see a doctor for your service-related medical condition as part of the VA benefits claims process. If you do not have a diagnosis or a doctor, you can make an appointment with a VA doctor or private medical provider.
The closest VA Medical Center to Harrisburg is about 25 miles away in Lebanon. Serving Pennsylvania Dutch County, the Lebanon VA Medical Center has 188 total beds, including a long-term care facility and an inpatient rehabilitation and treatment program. This facility offers primary care, specialty care, and emergency services. Appealing a Harrisburg VA Benefits Denial
If VA denied your initial claim for disability benefits, you have exactly one year from the decision date to file a formal appeal. If you miss this deadline, you may have to restart the claims process.
It may be beneficial to reach out to a Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as soon as possible following a denial of benefits. It is important to file for VA benefits if your service-related disabilities prevent you from returning to work or if you are accruing medical bills. Injuries sustained in service may not seem severe until delayed medical complications arise. You may be able to receive the financial help you need.
Call 800-544-9144 to speak with a CCK veterans advocate. We will review your case for free. We may be able to help you navigate this process and develop a strong appeal.
In order to secure a grant of benefits, you may need 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.
There are two options for challenging a VA decision that may be quicker than filing a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
- A Higher-Level Review: A senior VA employee will review your claim and all supporting documentation to determine if you meet the qualifications for compensation; or.
- A Supplemental Claim: You can submit new and relevant evidence to further support your claim.
The team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can help you understand which of these options is right for you. If you appeal VA’s decision and are once again denied benefits, you are still eligible to try another appeal option.
If it becomes necessary to file a Notice of Disagreement with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, one of our attorneys may be able to help you gather the necessary documentation and find ways to supplement missing or incomplete service records
Reach Out to A Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Today
If you filed a claim for VA disability benefits in Harrisburg but received a denial, a veteran (VA) disability attorney from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help.
Call 800-544-9144 for a free review of your disability claim. We may be able to secure you a grant of VA disability benefits.
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