New York Veterans Attorney
Our approach to veterans’ benefits is a simple one. You’ve earned it.
While the sheer number of forms, processes, eligibility requirements and programs can be overwhelming, our experienced veterans’ attorneys know the procedures and the pitfalls inherent in the process, and can capably walk clients through the adjudication system. Our consultation session is designed to identify which benefits you’re eligible to receive and our mission is to ensure that you and your family receive the maximum benefit to which you’re entitled.
Questions you may have:
How Do I Apply for VA Compensation Benefits in New York?
You may work with a New York elder law attorney to apply for VA compensation benefits or your VA pension through one of numerous regional offices or intake sites. The attorney will help to ensure all of your service –connected medical conditions are included in your application to get the ratings decision you deserve. If you hope to appeal a denial of benefits already in place, even from years ago, an experienced attorney will be able to review your case and see what you need to make your argument as strong as it can be.
I heard I cannot hire an attorney to help with my claim for VA compensation benefits. Is this true?
The law has changed. As of June, 2007, if you filed a notice of disagreement to the VA ratings decision after June 2007, you can hire a lawyer. If you filed your notice of disagreement prior to June 20, 2007, you must wait for a final BVA decision first.
What do I do if my disability claim was denied?
There may be one of several simple reasons why your claim was denied. You may need to submit additional medical evidence, a nexus letter from your doctor which connects your present disability to a medical condition or event from service, or you may have missing evidence for your service time, such as some medical records. Or, you may have all the evidence you need, but the VA misapplied the law to your case. In those instances, one of our experienced attorneys will work with you to get additional documentation, and submit a theory of your disability based on the evidence as a legal brief. One of our attorneys can also review your case to see if you are entitled to additional benefits which you have not claimed.
While the sacrifices made by the men and women of the U.S. armed forces can never be adequately compensated, there is a comprehensive program of benefits in place, overseen by the Veterans’ Administration, intended to thank service people and help them in the next phase of their lives.
The VA benefits system is extremely complex; there are hundreds of thousands of disability claims in process at all times. While the system is meant to help and support veterans, many veterans have found that they need the experienced New York elder law attorneys at Littman Krooks LLP to get their claim through the system, ensuring that they get all the benefits owed to them.