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Why Was my Veteran Disability Claim Denied?

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It can be incredibly disheartening to have your disability claim denied after you’ve put in the time and effort to apply. If you’re a veteran whose disability claim was recently denied, understanding why it was rejected is key to ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. Here are a few reasons why your disability claim may have been denied and how to fix them.

Inadequate Evidence

Sometimes, when veterans submit their disability claims, there isn’t enough evidence to approve them. This can include medical records, military records, or other documents that prove a service-related injury is causing the current disability. Without this evidence, it can be challenging for the VA to verify that your condition is service-related and entitle you to receive benefits.

Missing Documentation

Another common reason veterans’ claims are denied is that they don’t have the necessary paperwork filled out correctly or entirely when filing their initial application. The VA has particular requirements for what should be included in each application form. You can learn more about the application process here.

Having these forms completed inaccurately could be enough for your claim to be rejected by itself; if there are other issues with your application as well, it makes it even more likely that it will not be approved.

It might also help if you consult a professional who understands VA filing procedures so they can give an expert opinion on whether everything looks correct when filling out these forms again for a second attempt at receiving benefits.

Veterans Disability Attorneys

No one wants their disability claim rejected—especially not veterans who need financial support due to a service-related injury or illness. But if the VA recently denied yours, reach out to the Lanier Law Group, P.A. today. We can review your case and determine whether you’re eligible for benefits.

Call us at (855) 757-4204 or visit our website to fill out a contact request form.

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