Veterans will need evidence to prove their impairments are service-connected for VA disability benefits. For help with your VA disability benefits evidence, let Woods and Woods assist you. For your free legal consultation, simply fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (888) 959-9908.
What Evidence is Needed to Prove a Service-Connected Disability for VA Benefits?
The type of evidence a veteran will need to present depends on the type of disability the veteran is seeking VA benefits for. There are different requirements for different impairments. The evidence needed to prove one service-connected disability may not be enough evidence for other service-connected disabilities.
Evidence You Need for Physical Impairments
The Veterans Administration has accepted diagnoses from many different professionals. Doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, chiropractors, social workers, and counselors are sometimes allowed to present evidence that the Veterans Administration will accept. We highly suggest you do not submit evidence that states “knee injury” or “back injury.” The Veterans Administration will prefer more detailed evidence with an exact diagnosis of the impairment. However, there are some illnesses that are not diagnosed and we suggest you still file for those. You should be seeking medical treatment to help prove those illnesses.
Evidence You Need for Mental Impairments
Once again, the best way to prove your VA disability benefits claim is to present a diagnosis from a medical professional. To help support a medical professionals diagnosis, veterans may want to also submit statements from family and friends. For example, to help prove PTSD, a veteran may want to submit letters from friends and family members showing that there was a change in personality from service.
New and Material Evidence
If you were denied VA disability benefits and are considering appealing that decision, you can submit new evidence during the appeal process. New and material evidence will be considered during the appeal process. VA disability benefits appeals can be hard to prove and we highly suggest you contact an experienced veterans disability benefits lawyer.
Help With Your Service-Connected Disability Evidence and VA Benefits Application
Applying for VA disability benefits can be confusing. There are thousands of federal regulations that could potentially affect your chances of obtaining VA disability benefits. The Veterans Administration has lots of deadlines and paperwork that is required. Many veterans and their families lose their VA benefits application simply because they made simple errors. Submitting the correct evidence is crucial to your VA disability benefits application. Lots of veterans are denied benefits because they failed to give the Veterans Administration the proper evidence. Woods and Woods will assist veterans and their families through the application process. We never charge for a phone call and the advice is free.
Let Woods & Woods Take Care of You
Woods and Woods has been fighting for injured people and their families since 1985. We never charge a penny unless we win your VA disability benefits appeal. We always help with the application process; even if you aren’t our client. In 2013 alone, over 18,000 veterans and their families reached out to Woods and Woods for help.
For your free legal consultation about veterans disability benefits, simply fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (888) 959-9908.
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