We Represent Veterans Nationwide. Here Are Reviews From Just a Few Of Our Satisfied Clients:

La Cucaracha
La Cucaracha
June 14, 2022.
The team did a great job for me. They were patient, knowledgeable, courteous and effective!
Sweet Fire
Sweet Fire
June 9, 2022.
Honest, Professional and Successful! Trust and believe they will represent you with integrity.
Karisha Eure
Karisha Eure
March 24, 2022.
They are awesome didn't have to worry about anything
Sterling Edler
Sterling Edler
March 9, 2022.
I obtain Marcari, Risotto ,Spencer & Bailaban for a personal injury matter and I must say they were professional, courteous, and very experienced. They made me feel very comfortable that everything will be taken care of and it was and in a swift manner. I would definitely use them again in the future if needed.
chiquita finney
chiquita finney
February 4, 2022.
So far so good they have built a good report with me an very trustworthy and know they will fight for me I feel I chose the right lawfirm to handle my case Anne is awesome

VA Benefits Appeals

I’m Unhappy with the Veteran's Boards Decision, What Should I Do Next?

You Sacrificed for Our Country; Now Our Firm is Here to Protect You!
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban nothing breaks our hearts more than hearing from a veteran who was depending on disability benefits, who received a notice letting them know that they will be awarded nothing.

If you’ve been denied Veterans compensation benefits, you can appeal the decision.  

Two of the most common decisions that are appealed are:  

• Benefits were denied by the VA for a particular disability that you believe stems from your time spent in the service. 

• Your disability is far more severe than the Department of Veterans Affairs initially rated it to be. 

After you’ve decided you’d like to appeal the choice made by the Veteran’s Board, there’s a few different steps you must take in order to move forward: 

• A Notice of Disagreement (NOD) must be filed with the VA office, stating why you’re interested in appealing.  

• Once received, this will be reviewed by a decision review officer (DRO). It must be filed within one year of the date in which you received the initial decision. 

• From there, the VA will put together a Statement of the Case (SOC), which is a document that outlines the reasons for their decision. This will also contain all the evidence, laws, and regulations they applied to your case. 

• This item is typically mailed to you along with VA Form 9, which is the form that you will use to appeal. 

• From there, you would fill out VA Form 9 (above), stating the benefit(s) you’re actively attempting to appeal for, and the mistakes that you feel were made with the initial SOC. 

• You may also want to request a personal hearing when filing out the document. 

Once you have completed VA Form 9, it must be taken back to your local VA office either within 60 days of the date that you received your Statement of the Case document, or within one year of the initial VA decision denying your claim.

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What Should I Expect From A Personal Hearing?

If you elect to ask for a personal hearing, and the VA obliges, there’s the possibility that it can be scheduled in separate ways, including:  

• In person, in Washington D.C., with the Board of Veterans Appeals. 

• A video conference with a board member in Washington D.C., at your local VA Office. 

• An in-person hearing at your local VA Office with the board member present. 

How Much Does It Cost To Hire You?

One Of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions.
It does not cost you anything to hire our Veterans Benefits Law Firm as your attorneys. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win you an award. Our firm charges 20%, which is deducted by the VA from your lump sum payment for retroactive benefits.
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If you, or someone you love, is having a tough time with the Department of Veterans Affairs and claiming the benefits needed to sustain a comfortable quality of life, do not wait another minute – contact us today! We are always available by phone at (866) 866-VETS.  

Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits.  

We are accredited to stand for you anywhere within the United States, so even if you cannot make it to one of our many offices, we can still help you along the way. 

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire You?

It does not cost you anything to hire our Veterans Benefits Law Firm as your attorneys. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win you an award. Our firm charges 20%, which is deducted by the VA from your lump sum payment for retroactive benefits.

How Long Will It Take To Appeal My Benefits Denial?

While it can take six months or more for a Veteran to receive a decision on his or her initial benefits claim from the Department of Veterans Affairs, appeals could take 2 years of more. The Department of Veterans Affairs lacks the funding to properly staff and process benefits applications. The number of applications from recently returning Veterans must be dealt with while the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to actively work towards providing services to prior generations of Veterans.

How Do I Increase My Disability Rating?

Great question! If the condition that you are actively receiving disability benefits for has now ultimately worsened over time, you can file an increased rating claim. It’s fairly simple, and it involves filing out an online claim form or mailing a letter to your regional office documenting the change in your condition.

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All communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be conducted remotely; personal appearances are not required. 

Our law firm is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist Veterans anywhere across the United States. 

Furthermore, our clients do not need to go to a physical location or visit an office to receive our help. If there are any medical visits that are applicable to your claim, you can be seen at a facility that is close to your home. So, no matter where you are, if you need help, we’re here to fight for you the same way that you bravely fought to protect us. 

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