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4 Steps to Appealing Your VA Claim

The Veterans Disability Benefits attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & 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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  • Thank to Mr. Spencer I was able to get my VA disability claim re-reviewed and given another chance to receive disability. By far he is one of the most professional lawyers I have ever dealt with. So Veterans if you are looking for help with your VA disability claim I would suggest that you hire Macari, Russotto, Spencer, & Balaban. Thanks again for everything.

    — Alfred Daye

  • As a disabled veteran trying to navigate the complexities of the Veterans Administrations regulations, I turned to the law firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban. They helped me understand what I needed to do and prepared and presented to the VA an excellent presentation of my case. I recommend them for your legal needs.

    — Harry Johnson

  • I was very satisfied with the excellent and professional manner the law firm handled my claim. I highly recommend any veteran who needs help with his or her claim to use Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Special thanks to Mr Spencer for being very professional and courteous during the appeal process. Again Thanks to the entire firm for a job well done!

    — Luther Henderson

  • My husband & I highly recommend this law form to any veteran trying to navigate the endless red tape of the VA. We turned to Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban to handle my husband's appeal and could not have been happier. We enjoyed open and consistent communication regarding our case. Any questions we had were answered immediately.

    — Michele DeZayas

  • Amanda Medina-Morales was our point of contact and she kept us up to date on the progress of our case. It was a pleasure and relief knowing that someone truly competent and professional was handling this and fighting for us.

    — Michele DeZayas

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