What Is An Appeal? Is It Even Worth It?
If a veteran disagrees with a VA benefit decision, he or she has the right to appeal. Appeals can take a long time and involve a lengthy judicial process in order to be overturned, which is both expensive and time-consuming. For those who choose to file an appeal, we recommend consulting with an attorney and contacting us first before proceeding further down that path. We can assist you in lowering your expenditures and preventing you from wasting your important time!
When you submit an appeal, you are essentially suing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) because they made a mistake with your disability claim. It is possible to file an appeal, however we strongly advise you to contact us first before proceeding with the procedure. Many of the veterans with whom we have worked have attempted an appeal, were unsuccessful, and then worked with us to get their benefits enhanced.
That's because, to put it bluntly, the chances of you winning a court case against the government are extremely slim unless you have incredible attorneys on your side, who are armed with mountains of evidence, and who are willing to fight the VA on your behalf, which is both time-consuming and expensive to say the least.
Unless you know for a fact that the VA thoroughly mishandled your case, you have evidence that the VA was extremely negligent in handling your case, fresh medical findings, or other compelling evidence, you should not proceed. We strongly discourage you from filing an appeal unless it is your final resort. These appeals can take up to two years on average, with just a small percentage of them succeeding.
Please give us a chance to see if there is anything we can do to help you before suing the Veterans Administration!
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Results are not guaranteed and 360 Veteran, LLC. makes no promises. 360 Veteran, LLC. staff does not provide medical or legal advice. Any information discussed such as, but not limited to; likely chance of an increase, estimated benefit amounts, potential new ratings prior to a doctor reviewing patient’s file, is solely based on past client generalizations and not specific to any one patient. The doctor has the right to reject and/or refuse to complete a Veteran’s DBQ if he/she feels the Veteran is not being truthful. The Veteran’s Administration is the only one that can make a determination, in regards to whether or not a Veteran will receive an increase in their service-connected disabilities. A refund of sorts will be offered (medical fees are non-refundable, in accordance with State governing medical board.)