Submitting a VA Appeal in West Virginia
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 it can include substantial amounts of supporting evidence. The Regional Office in West Virginia is located at: 640 4th Ave, Huntington, WV.
The Regional Office will reply with a Statement of Case (SOC), which 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 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 West Virginia please contact the team of attorneys at Berry Law Firm for more information and a free consultation.
Unfortunately, the VA does not always make the correct decision on a Veteran’s initial VA disability claim. When initial claims are denied, given a lower-than-expected rating, or applied to an incorrect effective date, you can appeal the decision. You can appeal in a number of different ways based on why the claim was denied. A West Virginia VA disability lawyer from Berry Law can help you present the most compelling appeal for your case, and our team has achieved desired results for Veterans in their fight for VA compensation for decades.
We have representatives in multiple cities, but the location of your attorney does not actually impact the process because all claims are Federally adjudicated. Therefore, you do not actually need a VA disability lawyer in West Virginia. We have helped clients in West Virginia and every other state in United States, as well as Veterans living abroad. We understand that the appeals process can sometimes be excruciatingly long, but if 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.