Veterans claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs can be denied for numerous reasons. The most common reason is the character of discharge that a Veteran has received. However, even a Servicemember with a Dishonorable Discharge can still be eligible for benefits.
The process to appeal a decision on benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs is complex and difficult to figure out. Recently, the appeals process was modernized. After an initial decision on a benefits application is made, a Veteran can request a higher level review. If the Veteran's claim is still denied, or if the Veteran does not wish to request a higher level review, an appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals can be made. There are several options for that appeal and the process is explained here.
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While the link above is helpful for a Veteran appealing a decision, quality legal assistance is still very important. Written and oral advocacy is a skill. A lawyer can assist the Veteran in gathering evidence, writing and developing arguments, and even advocating in person to the Board of Veterans Appeals. With the assistance of a qualified and experienced lawyer, a Veteran generally stands a better chance of success with their appeal.
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