Appealing a VA Decision in Nebraska
Even the most thoroughly prepared claim for benefits may not yield the desired result for a Veteran’s initial 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 appeals process that a Nebraska VA disability lawyer from Berry Law can help.
You can appeal your claim in several different ways depending on how the decision was reached. Berry Law can help you present the most compelling appeal for your case, and our team has been a crucial part of helping Veterans get the compensation they deserve.
Berry Law has helped its clients recover over $100 Million in backpay over decades of client service. We have attorneys and advocates in various locations throughout Nebraska. We have helped clients in Nebraska and every other state in America, along with Veterans in US territories and foreign countries. If you need assistance with your appeal, contact the experienced Veterans appeals lawyers in Nebraska at Berry Law.
Some appeals processes can last years, but as long as you have preserved your effective date by keeping appeals open, you are entitled to receive back pay for every month that elapsed during the process. The first type of appeal is usually a Notice of Disagreement (NOD). This form 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 Offices in Nebraska are located at: 4101 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68105.
The Regional Office responds to NODs with a Statement of Case (SOC), which outlines of the case and is sent to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA). The BVA will conduct their own review to reach a decision. If you are unsatisfied with the BVA decision, you can then appeal to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) for further adjudication. If you would like help appealing a VA decision in Nebraska you can contact Berry Law for more information and a free consultation.