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Veteran’s Appeal Lawyer – Serving Clients in the Greater Boston Area and South Shore Communities
I and my firm are proud to serve veterans and assist them in getting the full benefits to which they are entitled.
Too often, veteran’s benefits are wrongly denied. The Veteran’s Administration is a large bureaucracy, and the procedures and system that must be navigated is complex. When the VA denies a claim made by a veteran, the veteran may appeal that decision. I work diligently in seeking to correct wrongful benefits denied, and I am experienced in the level and type of proof that often needs to be presented in order to be able to receive proper benefits.
I represents veterans in matters concerning:
- Compensation for veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities, including PTSD
- Advocacy regarding Setting or Increasing a Veteran’s Service Connected Disability Rating
- Pensions for Veterans with Non-Service-Connected Disabilities
An Example of How I Can Help
As an example, I help veterans in cases where the issue is whether there is a nexus between the current disability and their military service. This nexus may be established in various ways, including, but not limited to, the following:
- There may be a direct nexus between the current disability and a disease, injury, or event that occurred during military service.
- The current disability may have existed prior to military service, but became permanently aggravated or worsened during military service.
- The current disability may not have shown up during military service, but may be presumed by VA statute or regulation to be connected to something that happened during the service.
- The current disability, while not incurred in military service, is the result of another medical condition that is service connected.
In almost all cases, the connection between the current disability and military service must be established by medical evidence, including a medical opinion addressing the issue.
Please note that the VA imposes strict time limits and deadlines regarding the opportunity to appeal the denial of your claim. You MUST properly submit your appeal within this time frame; otherwise your opportunity to receive the benefits requested in your claim will be lost.
I accept VA claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that I and my firm are are only compensated if we are able to obtain compensation for you. Fees are generally equal to 20% of back benefits awarded.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation to Learn More About Your Benefit Appeal
If you are a U.S. Veteran who has filed a claim for VA benefits and your claim has been denied, please contact me to schedule a meeting to discuss your case and to learn about your options. I accept VA benefit claims throughout the Greater Boston area, including Quincy, Braintree, and the South Shore.
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The firm will not take any action on your behalf unless and until a written agreement for representation is signed by the firm.
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