Birmingham Veterans Benefits Lawyer
Disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are designed to provide support to military veterans suffering from illnesses, injuries, or trauma related to their service. But applying for benefits often involves stacks of paperwork that must be approved by layers of bureaucracy, and mistakes can result in years of delays or outright denials.
If your veterans disability claim has been delayed or denied, Norris Injury Lawyers wants to fight for you. Our veterans disability attorneys have years of experience helping military veterans and their families in Alabama and throughout the United States. Call us 24/7 at (800) 477-7510 or complete our free initial consultation form to get started.
Applying for Veterans Disability Benefits
Errors and omissions during the veterans disability benefits application process can result in delays or denials. Claims with the best chance of approval include thorough and detailed documentation of:
- Medical evidence (doctor and hospital reports)
- Discharge and separation papers (DD214 or equivalent)
- Dependency records (marriage and children’s birth certificates)
- Employment history (including details about your current income)
After you submit your application for benefits, the VA will notify you that they have received your application. Following this initial correspondence, you may be required to submit additional paperwork in support of your claim.
Appealing Your Veterans Disability Benefits Claim
If you disagree with the VA’s decision on your claim—whether you were denied benefits, you believe your disability rating should be higher, or for any other reason—you have the right to file an appeal.
There are a number of important steps involved in filing your appeal. The process is complicated, and it can take months or even years to complete. But you don’t have to do it by yourself. Our experienced Alabama veterans disability lawyers want to help increase your chances of winning your appeal.
To learn more about the appeals process and how we can help, call our Birmingham veterans disability lawyers today. Your initial consultation is always free, and with our No Fee Guarantee®, you don’t owe us anything unless we get results. Call (800) 477-7510 or fill out our free initial consultation form to contact us today.