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Veterans’ Rights Attorneys Help in Obtaining Benefits

Assistance with VA appeals across the country

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You served your country. You were injured. You should get the benefits you deserve. It’s that simple, and yet thousands of deserving veterans have their disability benefit claims denied. Appealing on your own can be frustrating and time-consuming, and you probably don’t have the insider knowledge necessary to amend your claim and make it successful. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, our VA benefits attorneys cut through red tape. We have decades of knowledge and experience which we can put to work for you, no matter where you are across the country.

Understanding how the VA disability benefits process works

Disability compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit for veterans with disabilities from an injury or illness that occurred during active duty. Benefits apply to disabilities that occur during and after service, as long as the root cause is related to service. The claims process has several stages:

  • Filing — You can file online or by mailing the claim form to your nearest VA regional office.
  • Review — A Regional Office Representative reviews your claim to determine if further evidence is needed.
  • Evidence — The Representative reviews the evidence in your claim and may request additional evidence from you, a medical professional, a government agency or another authority.
  • Decision — The Representative makes an award or issues a denial.
  • Notification — You receive written documentation of the Representative’s decision.

At this point, you may accept the decision, appeal a denial of benefits or appeal an award as insufficient for your degree of disability.

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Veterans’ Disability Benefits Claim Denied?
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Experience and accredited attorneys manage your VA appeal

Our firm has experience in every stage of the VA appeals process for claims related to a wide array of injuries. Issues we manage include:

We help ensure you receive compensation or disability pensions, medical care, mental health treatment, educational benefits, loan and housing help, cemetery and burial payments, and vocational rehabilitation. We hope you will find our frequently asked questions about VA disability benefits and our resource links useful.

Delivering the help you need to win your claim

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is especially active in assisting Vietnam War vets, Gulf and Iraq War vets and Afghan War vets, who rely on VA benefits for themselves and their families. Our team of veterans understands that you need successful resolution of your claim so you can get on with your life. We help make that happen, and we make it as simple for you as possible. We:

  • Conduct your initial consultation to determine the validity of your appeal
  • Guide you through the claims process and answer questions as they arise
  • Complete and file all VA forms and requests for appeals with the proper office
  • Handle all contact with the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Obtain necessary evidence and medical records to substantiate your claim
  • Prepare and submit analyses of all evidence related to the claim
  • Prepare you for all hearings
  • Represent you at all hearings and appeals

Most importantly, our deeply committed attorneys keep you informed of your case status every step of the way.

Let us stand up for you as you appeal your benefits claim

If you encounter an uphill battle with the VA to obtain benefits that are rightfully yours, contact a veterans benefits attorney at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban online or call 866-866-VETS. Someone is always available to talk to you, even if you cannot come to our offices. There are no upfront charges, and you pay no fees unless we win your claim for benefits. Because there is no requirement that your attorney live in your region or even in your state, you can leverage our knowledge and experience from anywhere in the country.

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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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