Texas Veteran Disability Appeals Attorneys

We successfully represent Texas veterans in appeals against the VA to demand the disability benefits they have rightfully earned. Our team will work relentlessly to address the reason why your claim was denied and guide you through the process of appealing the VA’s decision. Take control of your appeal and schedule a free consultation with the experienced veterans disability attorneys of VetLaw.

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Our Team Is Eager To Hear About Your Case!

And even if we can’t take your case, we will do our best to offer other options, and point you in the best direction we can!

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Don’t Let a VA Denial Stop You From Seeking Veterans Disability Benefits

If you choose not to appeal a VA denial letter, you are potentially losing out on all of the financial support you could be entitled to for your service-related disability. It’s in your best interest to involve a Texas VA disability appeals lawyer from VetLaw to advocate for fair compensation.

Over the last decade, VetLaw has displayed an unwavering willingness to fight for our clients’ while using our expertise to help them secure disability benefits.

VetLaw has made a habit of standing up on behalf of those who have been treated unjustly, including Texas veterans with service-connected disabilities.

If the VA has denied your disability claim for benefits, that means our work is just beginning. Get in touch with us at (855) 434-2492 or complete our online contact form

Criteria for Texas Veterans Seeking VA Disability Benefits

The VA does not automatically dispense or approve disability benefits to anyone who served in the military and claims that they have an injury. Instead, you need to supply evidence that you meet the conditions they set. Otherwise, the VA may deny your claim for disability benefits.

1. Establish Your Status as a Veteran

To start with, you need to meet the VA’s more stringent description of a veteran. That means offering proof that you were active duty for 2 years or met the terms of your service contract. Additionally, you must have an other-than-Dishonorable discharge to be eligible for veterans disability benefits.

2. Present Confirmation of a Medical Issue

The VA needs to see that you have a legitimate medical problem before assigning you a disability rating or approving benefits. Make it easy for them by including paperwork from a medical provider identifying a diagnosis. Veterans are eligible for disability benefits for physical conditions, as well as mental conditions stemming from their service.

3. Show Your Disability Was a Result of Your Military Service

If you have made it this far, your claim hinges on proving that your illness or injury was either caused or exacerbated by serving in the military. You can also file a claim for benefits for a Secondary Condition that presents as a consequence of your primary disability. At this stage, evidence like a medical nexus letter can be incredibly helpful. 

Texas Veterans Should Remain Persistent Even If the VA Denies Your Claim

It’s easy to become discouraged if the VA denies your claim, especially if you have put considerable time and effort into building your case. The VA will explain why it denied your claim, but unless you are familiar with their processes and terminology it can be difficult to parse their meaning.

You may need to submit to a C&P exam with a specialist, provide a statement from colleagues about your job performance, or take other actions to reverse the VA’s decision.

A Texas veteran disability appeals attorney has the background needed to accurately identify why the VA denied your claim and help you move forward with initiating the VA appeals process.

Methods of Pursuing an Appeal for Texas Veterans

Texas veterans are entitled to appeal a VA denial if they disagree with the decision. If you were denied prior to February 2019, you will likely need to file a Legacy appeal. Otherwise, you will be filing under the Appeal Reform system. 

Either path provides you with multiple choices for reversing the VA’s decision. For Legacy claims, this begins with filing a Notice of Disagreement (NOD). After receiving a ruling from the first level of the VA appeals system, you can continue to escalate your case if you are unhappy with the decision, such as by appealing to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals

A Texas veterans disability appeals lawyer can ascertain whether a Supplemental Claim, Higher-Level Review, or a Board Appeal is most conducive to a successful outcome for your specific case and walk you through the steps of securing benefits.

Our Team Is Eager To Hear About Your Case!

And even if we can’t take your case, we will do our best to offer other options, and point you in the best direction we can!

Free Case Review

Texas-Based Resources for Veterans

Texas has one of the largest populations of veterans in the country, with about 1.5 million veterans living here. Over 8% of the state’s adult population has served in the armed forces. Given the number of Texas veterans, there are a range of resources available statewide.

For starters, the Texas Veterans Commission offers a comprehensive overview of state and federal benefits that Texas veterans are entitled to. 

Additionally, there are two regional benefits offices in Texas for veterans to seek assistance when it comes to their VA benefits. Take a look at those and other resources below:

VA DISABILITY BENEFITS CLAIM TYPES

Appellate Attorney Matthew White represents veterans before the Board of Veterans Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Owner and Lead Attorney Brendan Garcia represents veterans in all 50 states with their VA Disability Appeals, in all stages of the VA Appeals process.

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Contact Our Texas Veterans Disability Appeals Attorneys About Your Case

At VetLaw, our client-centered approach means Texas veterans receive our attention, time, effort, and experience throughout the process of filing an appeal. We have proven ourselves as capable advocates for veterans all over Texas by helping them secure the disability benefits they earned.

We know that trust is earned through results and respect. As you can see from our client reviews, VetLaw delivers on both counts. Appealing a VA decision takes persistence, as well as a familiarity with the inner workings of the system itself.

Keep in mind that there is a ticking clock on filing an appeal, so the time to involve a veterans disability claims lawyer is now. You can schedule a free consultation with a VA-accredited VetLaw attorney by calling us at (855) 434-2492 or filling out our online contact form

Texas veterans have one year from when the VA rendered its decision to file an appeal. After that, other steps in the appeals process may entail their own deadlines.

In the event that your veterans disability appeals lawyer is unable to help you make a successful appeal, you don’t owe them any payment for their services.

Yes, if your Texas veteran disability attorney helps you win your appeal, the VA potentially owes you back pay. This covers the benefits you are entitled to according to your disability rating, dating back to the effective date of your claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time do I have to file an appeal for a denied VA disability claim?

Texas veterans have one year from when the VA rendered its decision to file an appeal. After that, other steps in the appeals process may entail their own deadlines.

If my VA disability appeal fails, do I still have to pay legal fees to my attorney?

In the event that your veterans disability appeals lawyer is unable to help you make a successful appeal, you don’t owe them any payment for their services.

Can Texas veterans receive back pay if the VA grants their appeal?

Yes, if your Texas veteran disability attorney helps you win your appeal, the VA potentially owes you back pay. This covers the benefits you are entitled to according to your disability rating, dating back to the effective date of your claim.