This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of claims for VA benefits in Atlanta, Georgia. We are writing on this topic due to the fact that many veterans are not sure of how to navigate the system. Unfortunately, this lack of familiarity with the system can lead to the mishandling of claims and the denial of benefits. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which will help veterans understand what it is they should expect from the process and how they should move forward. It is also our goal to have these posts provide information which will help people to make an informed decision when they are selecting a VA attorney to assist with military benefits. If you require assistance then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- The process of filing a claim with the VA
- Filing a notice of disagreement or appeal of a claim denial
- Claims based on PTSD
- Claims based on chronic disorders
- Claims based on disability
- Claims based on trauma stemming from sexual assault
There are several reasons why these topics should be understood before one begins dealing with Veteran Affairs. First, understanding the process of filing a claim can help to ensure that everything is properly handled. This, in turn, can help to avoid delays in the claim’s processing. Second, many make the mistake of thinking there is nothing they can do if their claim is denied. The fact of the matter, however, is that a denial can be appealed through the filing of a “notice of disagreement.” Also, there are always going to be issues specific to the basis of a given claim. Issues stemming from a PTSD claim will differ from those stemming from chronic disorders, etc.
One point we cannot stress enough is that you should retain an attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. Serving in the armed forces can be a stressful experience and having one’s VA case bogged down can be demoralizing. Retaining counsel will allow you to focus on moving your life forward while your representative focuses on the law. Our Atlanta VA claim lawyers handle such matters and we are ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also service the greater metro area, including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.