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The VA provides multiple opportunities for disabled veterans to appeal its decisions. But an appeal must address the initial problem — what kept your claim from being approved in the first place.
In most cases, to be successful, your appeal of a denied VA disability benefits claim must provide evidence that was not previously in your claim file.
We assist veterans with all levels of appeals, whether it is before a VA Regional Office, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, or higher courts.
We have litigated claims that resulted in binding case law and changes to VA regulations to help all Veterans, not just our clients. We know the way forward.
Before a veteran goes through the VA appeals process, the veteran should understand why the VA denied his or her claim. The veteran’s appeal must directly address the VA’s reasons and consider the evidence and law that the VA cited in its decision. Our experienced VA disability lawyers can help by identifying why the VA denied your claim and what new arguments or evidence will help win an appeal.
You have the right to appeal any decision by the VA that you think is incorrect.
Generally, veterans have one year from the date of an initial decision letter to begin the decision review process. The process of submitting a decision review request begins with filing a special form with your VA Regional Office (RO).Continue Reading
The rules and regulations governing VA disability benefits claims are complex and confusing enough for any veteran’s initial claim to be denied. Unfortunately, the appeals process is even more complicated and confusing.Continue Reading
At Berry Law Firm, many of our attorneys are military veterans who help fellow veterans pursue the VA disability benefits they have earned. We have extensive experience navigating decision reviews and the kind of legal help that will make a direct impact on these claims. We typically work with veterans who need to appeal a denied claim or whose VA disability rating is too low.
Our firm’s founder, John S. Berry Sr., became involved in veterans’ law when he began representing fellow Vietnam veterans who suffered from PTSD.
His son, John S. Berry Jr., is a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and Bosnia. Additional attorneys in our firm are veterans, as well.
Founded in 1965, Berry Law Firm is committed to putting our experience behind your VA disability benefits appeal. Over the years, our attorneys have helped thousands of veterans obtain the appropriate level of VA benefits.
The VA disability compensation system is supposed to be veteran-friendly. But, the reality is that the rules and regulations governing the claims process can be confusing and frustrating for everyone involved.
Just as most people would not want to go through legal processes without competent representation, veterans deserve skilled and experienced representation as well.
At Berry Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing veterans fighting for their VA disability benefits on appeal. We have focused a major portion of our practice on helping veterans with PTSD-related claims, and we have experience with virtually any other veteran’s disability as well.
Our lawyers understand the claims process, what evidence is needed to establish service-connected PTSD, how to maximize your disability rating, and how to determine the proper amount of back pay you deserve.
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“John Berry and Perry…they have been a life-saver for me…wherever I have been, they have always protected me.”
– “Smiley”, Vietnam Veteran
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