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Veterans Benefits Attorney Appeals Claim Denials

Veterans Lawyer Helps Our Heroes Get the Care They Deserve

Veterans benefits are the means by which a grateful nation fulfills the duty expressed by President Lincoln “to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” Yet, a cost-conscious and impersonal bureaucracy often denies applicants access to compensation and assistance to which they are entitled. The Law Office of Tonya L. Todd advocates on behalf of veterans and their families, ensuring just decisions on such matters as:

  • Appeals to the Board of Corrections for Military Records
  • Appeals to the Discharge Review Board
  • Service-Connected Disabilities – including specialized experience with PTSD (both combat and MST related) related claims
  • Survivor Benefits

Understanding VA Applications and Appeals

To receive your veterans benefits, you must submit a claim to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA then decides how much, if any, compensation or assistance you may receive. If you are not satisfied with the VA’s decision, you must submit a Notice of Disagreement. This begins what can be a lengthy, involved appeal process. But don’t be discouraged; appeals have become as much a part of the system as the initial application. And, at this stage, you can retain professional counsel.

 Federal Law Helps Veterans Appealing Denial of Benefits

The Veterans Benefits and Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 allows veterans to retain legal representation after they send in a Notice of Disagreement. Since the laws governing veterans affairs are lengthy and complex, having a trained lawyer guide you through your appeal process can greatly improve your chances for approval. Ms. Todd can help you compile a comprehensive and compelling case file and can represent you at your hearing before the Board of Veterans’Appeals. If necessary, Ms. Todd even carry your appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Contact a determined California attorney fighting for veterans benefits

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