At Disability Action Advocates, our Sacramento veterans disability attorneys are passionate about helping the men and women who served our country secure the benefits they rightfully deserve. Because the veterans disability claim process can be dense, complex, and overwhelming to applicants, working with an experience lawyer who provides personal attention and step-by-step by guidance can make all the difference when you apply for benefits.
In every case we work, our legal team places an emphasis on working closely with clients so that we can better understand their unique situations and needs. This allows us to help disabled veterans complete effective claims that clearly establish their need for compensation.
Filing a Claim
Veterans will be eligible to file a disability claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if they suffer from a service-connected disability. To recover compensation, a veteran's disability must be a result of an injury, illness, or event in their military service. Examples of the disabilities which may qualify veterans for benefits include:
- Physical injuries
- Brain injuries
- Mental Health & Psychological Conditions
- Toxic Material Exposure
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Regardless of the particular disability, veterans must complete all facets of the claim process in a timely and accurate manner. They must also provide sufficient evidence and medical information that proves their disability. Our legal team handles all of the legal work on our clients' behalves, and can walk them through the following application process:
- Filing a Claim – Veterans can submit disability claims online or on paper.
- VA Review – Once a claim is submitted, it will be reviewed by the VA. If additional information is needed, veterans will need to supply appropriate documentation and evidence. To expedite the process, it is best to ensure that claims are as thorough as possible when initially submitted.
- Evidence – The VA may request additional information or medical evidence from applicants. Typically this evidence will prove that a veteran suffers from a service-connected disability.
- Decision – With the information and evidence provided, the VA will issue a decision to approve a claim and award benefits or deny a claim. Veterans who have had a claim denied may be able to file an appeal.
If you have questions or concerns about the veterans disability claim process or how DAA can be of assistance with your case, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm for help. For a FREE consultation, call 916-756-4007.