This law firm is one of the few that provides a comprehensive approach to assist veterans who have had their claims for benefits denied by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These claims include but are not limited to: Agent Orange exposures, Gulf War Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Camp Lejeune water claims, orthopedic injuries, and virtually all other similar types of claims. We are authorized by United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, to represent a veteran after the VA has denied the claim for the first time.
The VA has a backlog of claims that is taking anywhere from one to two years to process for a decision. The number of claims submitted to the VA has increased over the last ten years due to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Once a claim has been denied, it becomes increasingly difficult for a veteran to succeed without professional assistance because there are specific procedures that need to be followed to ensure that the claim remains viable. We handle all administrative details for a timely appeal and we engage in claim development to ensure the best result possible. Changes to the appeal process are currently being considered by the VA.
It is currently taking approximately three to five years from the time a claim is initially filed through final decision during the appellate process. As a claim elevates through the appellate process, it becomes increasingly important for a veteran to be represented by an experienced VA benefits attorney. Contact a VA benefits attorney at our office for a consultation.