VA Benefits Attorneys in Ann Arbor, MI
Navigating the bureaucratic maze of the United States government can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone. At the Bassett Murray Law Group, we understand how complex VA benefits cases can be and can guide you through.
Attorneys who represent you in filing for benefits or appealing a denial must be accredited by the Veteran’s Administration. Bassett Murray Law Group has accredited attorneys ready to help you get the benefits you deserve. Whether you need help proving a disability, pursuing a higher disability rating, or appealing a denial of your benefits application, our attorneys have the experience and skills to support you every step of the way.
We serve all of Michigan and beyond. Call us at 734-930-9200 today to discuss your needs.
How to Prove Veteran Disabilities
To qualify for VA disability compensation, you need to prove the following:
- A medical diagnosis of a disabling condition
- An event, injury, or illness that happened as a result of an injury, diagnosis or exposure while you were in service
- A connection between your condition and that event, illness, or injury
Service Connection Types
There are three types of service connections you could argue:
- Presumptive service connection: In some cases, the VA will presume a nexus without you having to prove anything. For instance, if you have type 2 diabetes and served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, the VA will assume a link to Agent Orange exposure.
- Direct service connection: Direct service connection means you can establish a direct link between the condition and your service. For example, your medical and service records may show that an explosion caused your traumatic brain injury. The condition must be “at least as likely” to have been caused by your service to establish a nexus.
- Secondary service connection: Secondary service connection means there is no direct nexus between the disability and your service, but you can prove that the disability stems from a prior service-connected condition. For example, you could be eligible for compensation if you have hypertension because of service-connected type 2 diabetes.
How to Appeal VA Benefits Decisions
A negative benefits decision is not the end of the road — you have the right to appeal. Many denials are overturned on appeal. You have several options depending on whether your case is a Legacy Appeal or falls under the Appeals Modernization Act. The attorneys at Bassett Murray Law Group can help you file the right forms within the allotted time to preserve and maximize the benefit you are entitled to.
Talk to an Accredited VA Benefits Lawyer Today
At the Bassett Murray Law Group, our accredited veterans benefits attorneys can assist you throughout the VA benefits process.
If you need additional support, we can also direct you to external resources and services such as a veterans crisis line, mental health professionals, life insurance, and education benefits providers.
We serve United States veterans across the world. Call us at 734-930-9200 today to schedule your consultation.