Applying for disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be a long, complicated process. No matter how worthy your claim, it can be turned down due to technicalities at any stage. The lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban may be able to assist you.
We help veterans and their families throughout the United States obtain the disability benefits they are entitled to from the VA. Once a claim for benefits has been denied, or you disagree with the disability rating the VA has awarded, then Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban can begin representing you.
Because there is no requirement that your attorney live in your region or even in your state, you can leverage our knowledge and experience regardless of where you live or where your VA benefits claim is filed. Just because we are on the east coast does not mean we cannot help you.
When the VA approves a claim, a percentage of disability is assigned from 10 percent to 100 percent. Your level of disability determines the amount of your monthly non-taxable payment as well as the amount of medical care you receive from the VA at no cost. Three things must be established through evidence to be entitled to VA benefits:
A Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban veterans' affairs disability lawyer can guide your appeal through the lengthy claims process. We have experience dealing directly with the VA's Regional Offices, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court). If necessary, we can pursue your appeal all the way to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban attorneys can help you through the entire appeal process from beginning to end, including:
Although veterans are the focus of our VA practice, they are by no means the only recipients of benefits that we help. Surviving spouses and children may also apply for compensation. The VA describes those who are eligible for benefits as:
The VA realizes that the claims and appeals processes may last years. If your appeal is granted, then you receive compensation that is retroactive to the beginning of your original claim. This retroactive payment is provided in a lump sum. When you are represented by Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, the VA deducts 20 percent of this lump sum for the payment of legal fees. (Note: Lawyers wishing to charge more than 20 percent must collect their entire fee directly from the veteran they have represented. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban refuse to charge more than 20 percent.) We never collect a fee unless we win your claim for benefits.
Fighting for VA disability benefits on your own can be very difficult and time-consuming. Having an attorney experienced in cutting through the red tape can help you successfully appeal the VA's denial and gain the benefits to which you are entitled. Call toll free at (888) 351-1038 today or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban online to schedule a free consultation.
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