Submitting a VA Appeal in New Hampshire
Despite a solid claim, the VA Regional Office may nonetheless make an improper decision for a Veteran’s initial claim. When initial claims are denied, given a lower-than-expected rating, or applied to an incorrect effective date, you can appeal the decision. There are several different ways to appeal a ruling based on the VA’s errors. This is the first step in the process that a New Hampshire VA disability lawyer from our team can help.
A New Hampshire VA disability lawyer from Berry Law can help Veterans cut through the red tape and file high quality appeals. We have helped thousands of Veterans achieve desired results for decades. We have attorneys and advocates in various locations throughout the US, but the location of your attorney does not actually impact the process because all claims are Federally adjudicated. This means that it is not necessary to have a VA disability lawyer in New Hampshire. We have helped clients in New Hampshire and each of the other 49 states, along with Veterans in US territories and foreign countries.
The appeals process can be long, 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. 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. An NOD can simply state “I disagree” or can include substantial amounts of supporting evidence. The Regional Office in New Hampshire is located at: 275 Chestnut St, Norris Cotton Federal Bldg, Manchester, NH 03101.
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 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 New Hampshire, you can contact Berry Law for a free consultation on what your options may be.