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Veterans’ Disability Benefits and Denials

 At the Sanger Law Office, we know firsthand how difficult it is to be denied veterans’ disability benefits, especially after spending years putting your life on the line as a member of the U.S. armed forces.  Otherwise stated, the last thing you need to deal with after being injured in battle is having to fight yet another war with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (“VA”) to get the veterans’ disability benefits that you deserve.

Importantly, a law passed in late 2007 allows veterans to hire an attorney to represent them after the initial denial of their disability benefits at what’s known as the “Notice of Disagreement” stage of your case.  Essentially, this law was enacted to provide disabled veterans with the best chances of obtaining much needed disability benefits to help treat and cope with their service related medical injuries and/or conditions.  Since dealing with the VA to obtain disability benefits can be a rather time consuming and complicated process, having an experienced veterans’ benefits denial attorney on your side can often increase your chances of getting a decision in your favor and also, getting your life back on track.

Whether you are a veteran of the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines or Army, you may be entitled to receive disability benefits for any injuries or medical conditions that stem from your active duty service.  Moreover, you may be entitled to additional compensation for any injuries or current medical issues that were worsened during active service.  In general, receiving said benefits is contingent upon how you left the military, whether due to an honorable discharge or some other valid reason.

Overall, the monetary amount to which you may be entitled depends upon the nature and severity of your injuries.  For example, you may be able to receive additional amounts of money in the event that you lost a limb or limbs, you are married, you have a child or children, you have other dependents such as parents, and if your spouse or children are disabled.

If you have been denied veterans’ disability benefits, you should not give up fighting for what’s right.  Specifically, you should appeal your denial decision as soon as possible.  However, you shouldn’t go about your case alone, as an experienced veterans’ disability benefits attorney can often make a huge difference in your case.

Accordingly, Ms. Sanger can help simplify the complex process of appealing a denial of veterans disability benefits and represent you in appealing a denial or rating decision.  She can also assist you in accurately completing the paperwork so that you do not suffer even longer delays in an already lengthy process.  The Sanger Law Office is centrally located in Lawrence, KS and represents individuals who have been denied veterans’ disability benefits in Kansas and Missouri. If you are having challenges obtaining VA disability benefits in Missouri or Kansas, contact Danielle Sanger today for an initial free consultation at 785-979-4353.