4 Steps to Appealing Your VA Claim

VA Benefits

The Veterans Disability Benefits attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban assist veterans in appealing their VA decisions. The appeal process is complicated and can be very frustrating at times. That’s why you need a lawyer on your side. If you’ve applied for veteran disability benefits and were denied service connected benefits or you believe your rating decision should be higher, that’s where we step in.  There are several vital steps to take if you plan to appeal your decision from the VA.

  1. You have exactly one year to file your Notice of Disagreement (NOD) with the VA or you must begin all over again.
  2. The VA will send you a Statement of the Case (SOC) explaining their decision. They will also send a VA Form 9.
  3. You must fill out the VA Form 9 stating why you plan to appeal your decision.
  4. The VA Form 9 must be delivered to your local VA office within 60 days of the date that they mailed you your SOC or within one year of the date that they mailed you the original decision denying your claim, whichever is later.

If you need assistance with your veteran disability benefits, call our firm for a free case evaluation, submit an online form or chat live with an Intake Specialist on our website.

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