Submitting a VA Appeal in North Dakota
Despite a solid claim, the VA Regional Office may still 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. This is the first point in the claims process that a dedicated North Dakota VA disability lawyer from Berry Law can step in and assist. A VA appeals lawyer can look at the individual merits of your case and determine the best course of action.
There are several different ways to appeal a ruling based on what you believe the VA’s error was. Berry Law can help you present the most compelling appeal for your case and has been a crucial part of helping Veterans get the disability compensation they deserve, resulting in large back pay awards for our clients. Berry Law has helped its clients recover over $100 Million in backpay over decades of client service. We have VA accredited attorneys in multiple cities, but the location of your attorney does not actually impact the process because it is Federal in nature. This means that you do not actually need a VA disability lawyer in North Dakota. Our team at Berry Law has helped Veterans in North Dakota and each of the other 49 states, along with Veterans living abroad.
Most appeals begin with filing a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) with your VA Regional Office. This form 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 Offices in North Dakota are located at: 2101 Elm St N, Bldg 40, Fargo, ND.
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 review the material to make its own determination. 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 North Dakota, please contact a North Dakota VA disability lawyer on our team to schedule a free case evaluation and see what options you have.