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Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Nashville, Tennessee

Military veterans living in Nashville who have a service-related medical condition that affects their everyday life and ability to work could qualify for disability compensation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). There are free local resources available to help you learn more and file your claim.

A veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Nashville, Tennessee from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you build a case for appeal to show you meet the necessary qualifications for disability benefits if VA denies your initial claim. For a complimentary consultation to see if we can assist with your claim, contact the Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD team today at (844) 549-4500.

Nashville, Tennessee VA Regional Benefit Office

The Nashville Regional Benefit Office processes claims submitted in Nashville and elsewhere in the surrounding region of Middle Tennessee. At this office you can find resources to help you understand the qualifications for benefits, building a case for benefits, and filing your claim. The office staff may also be able to identify additional benefits for which you and your family may be eligible.

You can visit the Nashville Regional Benefit Office on 9th Avenue South between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, you can get help with your benefits over the phone by calling (844) 549-4500 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

VA Medical Centers Serving Nashville, Tennessee

In addition to the Nashville Regional Benefit Office, you can also visit a VA medical center or VA clinic. The staff here may be able to offer additional support when filing your claim and can potentially identify other benefits available to you.

Nashville and Middle Tennessee offer several options for VA health care, including two medical center campuses and several outpatient clinics. These facilities include:

In addition, you may receive care at any private hospital or at Nashville General Hospital.

We May Be Able to Help You Build a Compelling Case for Appeal

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for many veterans to receive a wrongful benefit denial based on their initial claim.

Generally, in order to get service-connected for your medical condition, you must prove the following:

  • 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.

In most cases, clear and detailed medical records, as well as other medical evidence, and service records from your time in the military, serve as sufficient evidence to determine if you qualify. However, if there are issues with your records, such as missing, incomplete, or damaged records, you could receive a wrongful denial.

If you believe your claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied, or if you feel your combined disability rating does not accurately reflect the severity of your condition, you have the right to file an appeal. You have one year from the date on your denial letter to appeal VA’s decision. In the modernized appeals system under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA), you have three options for challenging a decision by VA:

  • Request a higher-level review, in which a senior rating specialist or other VA employee re-evaluates your claim;
  • File a supplemental claim, submitting new and relevant evidence to support your case; or
  • Submit a notice of disagreement directly to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals

Discuss Your Claim with a CCK Team Member

If you believe you received a wrongful denial after applying for VA disability benefits, a veteran (VA) disability attorney serving Nashville, Tennessee from Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help. Our team can review your case, and our attorneys may be able to use their knowledge and resources to build a compelling appeal and overturn your denial.

Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD today at (844) 549-4500 to learn more during your complimentary consultation with a veterans’ advocate.