Veteran (VA) Disability Lawyer Serving Arlington, Virginia
Veterans who live in the Arlington, Virginia area may qualify for disability benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). To be granted benefits a veteran must meet the eligibility requirements, including having a service-connected medical condition. You can get help with your initial application at many places in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere around Arlington.
If you have already filed an application and received a denial, a veteran (VA) disability lawyer at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD can review your case for free. Our team may be able to assist you in building a compelling case for appeal. Call (844) 549-4500 to get started today.
Arlington, Virginia VA Regional Benefit Office
The VA regional benefits office that serves Arlington, VA is the National Capital Regional Benefit Office located in Washington, D.C. Office staff can help you understand your eligibility for VA disability benefits, explain how to apply, and serve as a resource throughout the application process. In addition, they can also help you register for eBenefits, provide education and career counseling, and connect you with programs to assist with employment challenges.
This office also houses VA personnel who review disability benefits applications and determine which claims meet the eligibility requirements to receive a grant of benefits.
You can visit this benefits office, as well as other local benefits offices or VA medical centers, for assistance with your VA disability benefits claim.
Virginia Department of Veterans Services Benefits Office Serving Arlington, VA
If you do not want to go into Washington, D.C. for assistance with your application, you can talk to someone from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services at the Springfield Benefits Office about your initial claim for VA disability benefits. This office is in Suite 301 at 6564 Loisdale Court in Springfield, Virginia. The staff from this office also makes monthly visits to Alexandria and other cities in their service area. During these visits, they meet with veterans and their families to discuss benefits.
The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College hosts a VetSuccess on Campus location where students attending this school can get help with their benefits if this is more convenient for you.
VA Medical Center Serving Arlington, Virginia
In order to be granted benefits, you must be currently diagnosed with a medical condition that is connected to your military service. To receive a diagnosis you can either visit a private physician’s office or one of several VA medical facilities located in the D.C. area.
The Washington VA Medical Center is located on Irving Street in southeast Washington; this 164-bed hospital provides primary and specialty care. In addition, there are 30 beds in the facility’s psychosocial residential rehabilitation clinic, and 120 beds in the nearby Community Living Center. This site is a long-term care facility that provides assisted living, nursing home, and hospice care. **
There are also several outpatient VA clinics near Arlington, including:
- Southeast Washington VA Clinic, in Washington, D.C.
- Franklin Street VA Clinic, a mental health clinic in D.C.
- Southern Prince George’s County VA Clinic, in Camp Springs, MD
- Fort Belvoir VA Clinic, a Fort Belvoir, VA, facility offering emergency and primary care
In addition, you may be able to talk to someone at the Washington VA Medical Center or any of these VA clinics about your claim. Most facilities have staff trained to help you understand your options and apply for monetary benefits.
Challenging a Disability Denial in Arlington, Virginia
To be eligible for VA disability benefits a veteran must have proof of the following:
- An in-service event, injury, or illness
- A current diagnosis by a medical professional
- A medical nexus, or link, between your in-service event, injury, or illness and your current diagnosis
You can submit supporting evidence when you apply. Alternatively, you can file your claim and request that VA collect your relevant records. VA has a duty to assist veterans in obtaining evidence helpful to their claim.
If you receive a denial based on your claim for VA disability benefits, you have one year to challenge this decision. Consider contacting a veterans service organization or an accredited legal representative for help filing an appeal. In VA’s modernized appeals system, you have several options to appeal an initial denial:
- request a Higher-Level Review of the decision by a more senior VA employee;
- submit new and relevant evidence along with a supplemental claim; or
- file a Notice of Disagreement directly to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Talk to a VA Disability Lawyer Serving Arlington, Virginia
At Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, our veterans’ advocates have the knowledge and experience necessary to help veterans challenge wrongful benefit denials. If your claim for VA disability benefits was denied, we may be able to help you appeal this denial for the benefits you deserve.
Our initial consultations to see if we can assist are free, and we do not receive any attorney’s fees unless our client receives a grant of retroactive benefits from VA.
Call (844) 549-4500 today for your free consultation with a member of our VA disability benefits team.
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