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Were You Denied Veterans’ Disability Benefits in Upstate New York?

You served your country proudly. You wouldn’t change the fact that you signed up.

But now, you’re dealing with a disability thanks to your service. You did everything you were supposed to—reported your health issues to the Department of Veterans Affairs, filed for veterans’ disability benefits—and you still got denied.

Now what?

Don’t lose hope. The experienced, compassionate lawyers at the Lachman & Gorton Law Office can help you avoid common mistakes in the application process, or even help improve a disability rating you’ve already received.

We want to help you get a sense of normalcy back in your life.

If you’re in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester or anywhere in Upstate New York or Central New York, call us today. We’ll evaluate your case at no cost to you.

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What to Do After a Veterans’ Disability Denial

After a VA denial, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed. You were counting on this. Then it didn’t come through for you.

Don’t delay acting for your appeal, though. The clock is ticking. In most cases, you have one year from your rating decision to file an appeal.

Steps you need to take after you receive a denial:

  • File a Notice of Disagreement with the VA.
  • The VA will then create a Statement of the Case, which is a detailed explanation of why your claim was denied.
  • File a response with a “substantive appeal” document, or VA Form 9.
  • You can elect to have a personal hearing for your appeal.
  • The Board of Veterans’ Appeals makes its decision.

You can submit new evidence at any point during this process.

We know this seems daunting. We know the system and we know how to make your case as strong as possible.

Contact us today to get started!

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How We Help You Win VA Disability Benefits

The VA disability system can be a complex web of forms and regulations that will confuse any outsider. Don’t try to navigate it alone.

Our attorneys have decades of experience representing people just like you. What we’ll do for you:

  • Represent you at any point during the appeals process
  • Make sure you have the right forms, filled out correctly
  • Find you the correct doctors to evaluate your disability
  • Appeal your case to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, if that’s what it takes

We know you’re going through a hard time. You feel like your ability to provide for yourself and your family has been taken away—even though you made sacrifices for your country.

Now, it’s time for your country to stand up for you.

Contact us immediately to get started. Lachman & Gorton can help you move on with your life.

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