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Veterans Disability Benefits?
Being denied VA Benefits is quite common. More than half of all the disability claims filed each year are eventually denied. The timeframe of receiving a decision after you have filed your claim usually takes 12 – 18 months, especially, if you don’t have an attorney representing you. Moreover, the backlog of claims the VA has is so much that this alone discourages many veterans from ever applying. However, hiring an attorney to file your claim can speed up the process, and have a better likelihood of being approved, which includes appeals. The appeals process usually takes about the 12 – 18 months for VA to make a determination on you claim. If you have been denied a claim, received a low disability rating, or missing back pay, we may be able to help. Below is a breakdown of the appeals process:

 

"The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment." -Judd Gregg

1. You File a Notice of Disagreement (NOD);
2. VA approves your claim; or
3. VA Sends you a Statement of the Case; and
4. You can appeal to the Board of the Veteran’s Appeals; and
5. Attend a Hearing; and
6. The Board makes the following determination on your claim: 1) Allowed (Approved); 2)Remanded for More Evidence; or 3) Denied.

At PereGonza, our attorneys understand the tedious process of filing VA Benefits, which is why handle each claim with the right attention it requires. If you have questions, concerns, or would like a free case evaluation, please contact our Doral office. We would like the opportunity to help you.