If you received a rating from the Veterans Administration and you believe that rating is low, you may have the option to appeal. Many veterans receive low-ratings from the Veterans Administration, you are not alone! If you have any questions about appealing your low-rating, talk to our veterans disability lawyers for free by filling out the online contact form or calling toll-free (888) 959-9908.
Why should I appeal my low-rating from the VA?
If you do not agree with the low-rating you received from the Veterans Administration, you can elect to appeal. It is common to receive a low-rating on your impairments the first time you apply for VA Disability Benefits. You may have to submit more evidence to show why you deserve the increase in your low-rating. Medical evidence is regularly an integral part of proving your rating is too low.
Is it possible to increase my low-rating?
Yes! Many veterans will be entitled to an increase in their disability rating. Veterans regularly receive increases in their Veterans Disability Benefits rating. However, proving the increase can be difficult and we don’t suggest you appeal on your own. There are thousands of federal regulations that could affect your chances of receiving the increase you deserve.
Read More: Increase VA Disability
How long do I have to appeal my low-rating?
You will have one year to file an appeal from the date the decision was sent to you. This does not mean the date you received it. If you failed to appeal your low-rating decision from the Veterans Administration during this time, you may start the application process over. That means you must re-apply altogether.
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What about lost benefits from the low-rating?
You may be able to recover lost benefits from your low-rating decision. If your VA disability rating increase is approved, you may be able to get the difference between what you were payed and what your were owed. Your effective date will determine when the increase should have been approved. Some veterans find that they have years of missing back pay.
Read More: How to get your VA Disability back pay.
Should I hire a lawyer for my low-rating appeal?
We highly suggest you contact a veterans disability lawyer to explore your legal options. Woods & Woods never charges a penny unless you win your low-rating appeal. We always offer free legal consultations regarding low-rating appeals. For help with your veterans disability benefits, fill out the contact form or call toll-free (888) 959-9908.