Why Are Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Denied?

by Staff Blogger | August 25th, 2017

At Ponce Law, we believe that every veteran who serves our country deserves benefits if they get injured in the line of duty. Unfortunately, many veterans see their claims for benefits get reduced or denied by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Veterans whose claims are denied often feel blindsided by the result—especially if there’s plenty of documentation that their injuries occurred during their service in the military.

Our team of Nashville veterans disability benefits lawyers has helped many brave men and women and their families get the benefits they deserve. Our years of experience have taught us that the VA rejects claims for many reasons, but two of the most common include:

  • The VA doesn’t believe your injury or illness is disabling. To be eligible for benefits, the VA must both have proof of your service-related injury or illness and believe that it prevents you from working. The latter can be complicated, as it may require a doctor or healthcare professional giving you a specific diagnosis of a disability-eligible condition.
  • The VA doesn’t believe your injury or illness is service-related. Even if you have proof that your condition originated during your military service, the VA may attribute it or worsening symptoms to events that occurred after you were discharged. Having an advocate on your side who can explain that the condition is strictly service-related can help maximize your chances of obtaining benefits.

Don’t wait to get the benefits you deserve. Let our legal team put its experience and resources to work for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.