Appeals Process Lawyers in Connecticut
If you've been denied benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), you have the right to request the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) review the decision on your claim. You can file an appeal for any reason.
However, most people file an appeal because they were either:
- Denied benefits for disabilities they believe began during service
- They believe their disabilities are more severe than the VA rated them
Our Connecticut veteran benefits attorneys at Carter Mario Injury lawyers can help you prepare your appeal. We'll do everything we can to you get the benefits you're owed.
Call us today at (844) 634-5656 to schedule a free initial consultation.
How Do You File an Appeal?
There are several steps in the appeals process.
If you decide to file an appeal, your appeal will follow these steps:
- Notice of disagreement - You send the VA a written statement explaining why you disagree with their decision and wish to appeal.
- Statement of the case - The VA sends you a document explaining the evidence, laws, and regulations used to decide your claim.
- Substantive appeal - You complete VA Form 9, and send it to the VA office that has your records.
- BVA evaluation - The Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) evaluates your appeal and makes a decision on your claim, which will be sent to you in the mail.
- BVA hearing - If you disagree with the BVA's decision, you can request a hearing. You and your attorney will go before a BVA Board Member and be questioned about the facts of your appeal. The BVA will issue a decision or remand your claim to a local VA office for more information.
- Court of appeals - If you disagree with the decision made at the BVA hearing, your attorney may file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Our Connecticut disability benefits lawyers can handle your appeal from start to finish and will stand with you every step of the way.
Don't face the BVA alone-get help with your appeal by contacting Carter Mario Injury Lawyers.