If you have a service-related disability, one the worst things you can hear from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is that your claim for disability benefits has been denied. Fortunately, however, a denial does not mean you are all out of options - after all, you can still file an appeal, especially if your denial is based on insufficient medical evidence.
Whether the VA has outright denied you disability benefits or simply awarded you too little, the appeals process can help make sure you receive the benefits you deserve. In fact, you can appeal a wide range of determinations, including wrongful denials and low service-connected ratings.
Should I appeal or just file a new application?
It is typically a better idea to file an appeal instead of a new application. This is because when you file a new application you may only receive benefits dating back to the day of the second application, as opposed to getting retroactive benefits dating back to when you started the process. You should never leave benefits on the table, especially when you are entitled to them.
Never give up
The most important thing is that you should never give up as the VA denies claims all the time for the wrong reasons. If you believe your disability claim has been wrongfully denied and you wish to appeal the decision, you need an experienced advocate on your side - you need The Rep For Vets®.
We can explain your legal rights and help you navigate the often-confusing VA appeals process. Call us today at 1-888-5-REPVET for your free consultation .