It can be shocking and upsetting to receive notification that your application for veterans’ disability benefits was denied – or that your disability rating is lower than you were expecting. After getting over the shock of your results, however, you have a decision to make: should you appeal your claim or not?
To make that decision, it is first necessary to understand exactly why your claim was denied. Was your application missing a key piece of evidence? Did they feel like you didn’t clearly prove your disability? Did they write that you did not connect your health problem with your military service? If you were denied for a reason that doesn’t make sense to you, you will probably want to appeal.
It is important to realize that the VA makes mistakes – even they admit that their claim processing error rate is around 15 percent. If your claim was denied, it is absolutely not rare for a simple mistake to be the cause of your denial.
At Morgan & Weisbrod, we can review your disability benefits claim application and help you understand why your claim was denied – and whether it would be worthwhile to appeal your claim. To schedule a free, private meeting with one of our Texas veterans’ disability lawyers, call us today at (214) 373-3761.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.