Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Houston, Texas
If you received a denial of benefits, a veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Houston, Texas with Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can help you through the complex VA appeals process.
Often, a veteran is wrongfully denied benefits because of:
- VA personnel or procedural error
- Incomplete original claim or lack of required documentation
Our Texas veterans’ lawyers advocates can help identify, correct, and secure the necessary information for the best possible outcome. We understand how important it is for you to be granted VA disability benefits.
For a free consultation, call (800) 544-9144.
Houston VA Regional Benefit Office
Houston Regional Office
6900 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77030
Houston Benefit Office
VetSuccess on Campus at Houston Community College
3220A Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Houston VA Medical Center
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030-4211
Houston VA Mobile Clinic
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030-4211
What You Do Not Know May Harm Your Appeal
VA guidelines are complex and stringent. You deserve every advantage in seeking an appeal of wrongly denied benefits.
The VA appeals processed has changed under the Appeals Modernization Act. That is why it is to your benefit to hire a representative with a thorough understanding of the VA appeals process. For example, you now have different appeals options. You can:
- file a Supplemental Claim with new and relevant evidence;
- request a Higher-Level Review of your original claim;
- File a Notice of Disagreement to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and request a hearing and/or submit additional evidence.
As a client, your attorney can create a custom action plan combined with personal service and attention. You served our country. It would be our privilege to serve as your legal advocate.
To learn more, call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD for an initial consultation: (800) 544-9144.
Our Process for VA Appeals
If you received a denial of benefits and want to appeal this decision, an attorney with our firm may:
- Obtain copies of your medical, service, and personnel records
- Talk with your healthcare provider about your condition and how it relates to your military service
- Secure testimony from subject matter experts on physical and emotional conditions that may apply to your case
- Get statements or testimony from fellow service members who could support your case
- Review your original claim and submitted documents for errors and omissions
VA disability benefits are unique from other types of government programs. You may be considered for disability benefits regardless of financial need. You may continue to work at some ability and still be eligible for disability compensation.
As our client, a veteran (VA) disability lawyer serving Houston, Texas with Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can explain your legal rights and appeal options. Call (800) 544-9144 for a free consultation.
Required Elements for a Grant of Benefits
If you were wounded, injured, or became ill while on active military duty, you may be eligible for service-connected disability benefits. You could also receive benefits for a medical condition that was made worse by your military service.
Generally speaking, to prove service connection, you need:
- Service in any branch of the military: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard
- An injury, illness, or in-service event while you were active duty
- A diagnosis of your health condition by a qualified healthcare provider
- A medical link between your in-service event, injury, or illness and your diagnosed health condition
Factors That May Affect Your Disability Benefits
Each VA case is unique. Depending on your service, there are factors that may impact the type of benefits for which you are eligible. These factors include:
- The duration of your active service
- If you are a combat veteran or served during wartime
- If you were a Prisoner of War (POW)
- Circumstances under which you were discharged
- Your combined disability rating and if you have dependents who rely on you for financial support
There are many parts to the appeals process. You also have a limited amount of time, generally one year, to file VA appeals for wrongly denied benefits.
Call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD now for a free case evaluation: (800) 544-9144.
Common Medical Conditions Covered by VA Disability Benefits
VA states on its website that you may be considered for benefits if you have a condition that affects your body or mind, and if you meet other qualifications. We have helped veterans receive VA disability benefits from medical conditions such as:
- Chronic back pain diagnosed as a health condition
- Paralysis or loss of range of motion
- Hearing loss
- Scar tissue
- Breathing problems or lung disease
- Cancers caused by known toxins or other environmental hazards
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
The legal team at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD is ready to help.
We Help Veterans Nationwide
You do not have to live in our home state of Rhode Island to be a client of our experienced veterans disability legal services. We are a national litigation law firm dedicated to helping disabled veterans and other clients in complex cases.
We Help With Your VA Appeal
A veterans’ (VA) disability lawyer serving Houston, Texas may make the difference in your VA appeal. If you were wrongly denied benefits and want an experienced veterans advocate, call Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD today.
For a free consultation to determine if we can assist you, call (800) 544-9144.
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