Submitting a VA Appeal in Indiana
Unfortunately, the VA does not always make the correct decision for a Veteran’s initial disability benefits claim. If an initial claim is denied, rated too low, or given an improper effective date, you can appeal the decision. This is the first step in the process where an Indiana VA disability lawyer from Berry Law can assist.
You can appeal in several different ways depending on how the decision was reached. Berry Law helps Veterans cut through the red tape and file high quality appeals to help them get the disability compensation they deserve.
We have attorneys and advocates in various locations throughout the US, but the location of your attorney does not actually impact the process because it is Federal in nature. With this in mind, you do not need to have an Indiana VA disability lawyer physically located in Indiana to assist with your appeal. In fact, we have helped clients in Indiana and every other state in America, along with Veterans living abroad.
Most appeals begin with filing a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) with your VA Regional Office. The NOD, usually due within one year of a rating decision, notifies the VA that you disagree with the decision that has been made. NODs can be as simple as filling out the form and commenting “I disagree” or can include dozens of pages of supporting material. The Regional Office in Indiana is located at: 575 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.
The Regional Office will reply with a Statement of Case (SOC). The SOC presents the state of the case and is sent to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). The BVA will issue a decision that may or may not satisfy the Veteran. If you feel that the BVA has made an incorrect ruling, the next step is to appeal to the CAVC.
If you would like help appealing a VA decision in Indiana, you can contact a VA appeals attorney at Berry Law at (888) 883-2483 for more information and to get a free case evaluation.