If you’ve just received a denial decision from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA), you’re doubtlessly feeling frustrated and angry. It can be difficult, in the heat of the moment, to know what your best course of action might be.
Fortunately, if you’re already working with an experienced Houston veterans’ attorney, the first thing you can do after receiving the determination is call him or her to review your best option. For most veterans, that generally means deciding between the following:
- Investigate new evidence you may be able to submit in order to reopen your claim.
- File for the next level of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC).
- If, upon reviewing your file, your attorney discovers a clear and unmistakable error in the BVA decision, you may file a motion requesting the BVA reconsider your claim in light of that error.
- Take no further actions on your existing claim; consider filing a new claim at some point in the future.
It can be hard to know which is the right path for you without the knowledge and guidance of a dedicated Houston VA disability benefits lawyer. If you’ve recently received a denial notification at any point in the VA disability claim or appeal process and don’t know what to do next, contact the team of Morgan & Weisbrod today to schedule a no-cost case review. Call our offices toll-free at 800-800-6353or fill out the online form to learn more. Don’t wait another day.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.