Veterans Disability 2017-10-31T19:19:20+00:00

Veterans Disability Appeals

Discover a better way to navigate veterans disability appeals.

When you enlisted in the armed forces, you may have anticipated a tough road ahead. Now that you’re a veteran, the path to receive VA disability compensation may seem just as tough. Let us help you get where you need to go.

We’re focused on helping you appeal when you get a response to your VA Disability claim that doesn’t seem fair or adequate. Our VA-accredited claims agents make this as easy as possible, putting their experience navigating complicated government processes to work for you.

Get True Help If You Meet These Basic Requirements

You have served in active U.S. armed services and were discharged with other than dishonorable.

You have an injury or illness incurred during or aggravated while on military duty.

You received a VA denial in the last 12 months or have a VA disability appeal pending.

New Claim Or Haven’t Applied Yet?

We only assist veterans with their VA appeals.

You’ll need to apply first if:

  • You have never filed for the condition(s) before with the VA
  • Your established service-connected condition has gotten worse
  • You want to reopen a claim that was denied more than 12 months ago
LEARN ABOUT APPLYING

Ready To Begin Your Appeal With True Help?

Our VA-Accredited Claims Agents help when:

  • You disagree with a rating decision less than 
12 months old

  • You need to file or have filed a VA Form 9

  • You need to file or have filed a Notice of Disagreement

  • Your appeal is at the Board or BVA

  • You have requested a personal hearing

Start with True Help

Expert Assistance On Your Side

When we take the helm of your VA disability appeal, you can expect the following important advantages from our team:

  • We provide guidance throughout the appeal process to help you understand what to expect.
  • We ensure that the VA has all the necessary and accurate information needed to make an informed decision about your appeal.
  • We collect and update medical information and evidence to prove your service-connected disability.
  • We maintain interactions and contact with the VA to follow your appeal throughout the process – even if it takes a long time.

How Our Fees Work

There is no cost to you unless we win your appeal or you receive higher benefits on appeal. What we charge you, when it’s time, is a regulated fee based upon your appeal award.

Our fee is overseen by the VA Office of General Counsel (OGC), and capped at 20% of the retroactive dollar amount of benefits awarded to you.

There could be additional costs, such as charges from doctors for medical records. These additional costs will be waived if we also help you apply for SSDI benefits.

June 2015:
VA approves your claim
Your disability is rated: 40%
Benefits were $587.36 per month

June 2015:
You seek a higher rating
You contact True Help to appeal
Appeal begins immediately

June 2017:
Receive successful increase from VA with True Help
Appeal is awarded at 60%
New benefit is $1,062.27

Impact:
VA owes you 24 months of benefits at 60%
You have already received 24 months at the old rate.
Difference is $474.91 per month.

Dollars:
Retroactive amount is 24 x $474.91 = $11,397.84.
Our fee is 20% of retro only (.20 x $11,397.84) = $2,279.57.
You receive: $9,118.27 retro, plus new higher benefit of $1,062.27 per month.

“I am absolutely happy with the service that Allsup, Brett Buchanan and his entire team gave me. I would have never been able to deal with the VA by myself. No one can. I’ve already referred five or six veterans to your VA service, and I’ll continue to do so because of your expertise in veterans’ disability issues.”

Dean, a veteran from Nevada, PTSD and depression

“I can’t say enough about the way Joe and Brett treated me. The information they provided me was invaluable, and their knowledge of the VA system was out of this world. I can’t say enough good things about them—they were awesome!”

Rivers, a veteran from North Carolina

“I can’t say enough about how Brett and his team helped me work with my VA disability claim. They were just excellent and so professional. I have trouble getting organized these days, but Brett went to the hearing with me and did everything that needed to be done. I was so impressed with Allsup that I’ve already referred several other veterans, including my brother, who served in Vietnam.”

Linda, a veteran from Nevada, PTSD

With VA Disability Benefits, You Benefit

True Help can guide your way through the VA disability appeal process and give you a better chance at claiming valuable benefits like these.

Regular monthly income from benefits payments.
Healthcare and services between jobs and after retirement.
Possible spouse and dependent benefits.
Additional benefits based on your VA rating.

VA Disability Appeal FAQs

Benefits & Payments

Our VA-accredited Claims Agents only assist with the VA appeals process. However, you can learn more about how to start your VA application.

The VA uses a rating schedule that determines which disabilities you receive benefits for and the percentage to which they are disabling. The range for disability compensation is from 0% to 100%, with higher percentages receiving higher benefit amounts. Our VA-accredited Claims Agents can provide more details on your claim when you contact us for appeal assistance.

Yes, it may be possible to receive both forms of income. Disabled veterans who are unable to work due to permanent disability can collect both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and VA benefits at the same time. We can help you coordinate multiple disability benefits.

Service-Connected Disability

A non-service connected pension is commonly called “pension.” A service-connected benefit or veterans disability compensation pays you for injuries or illness you experienced while in service.

Yes, you can. However, those with a high rating (like 100%) could encounter issues by working. This is because the VA considers a 100% rating as unable to work, and it may lead to the VA lowering your benefit rating if you work.
VA Disability Appeals

Our VA-accredited Claims Agents will provide a free disability appeal review. Our agents understand how to review the details of your claim, and they are experienced in preparing a thorough and accurate appeal so the VA can quickly and efficiently review your case and make a satisfactory decision.

When you appeal, you make a request to the VA for (1) a Decision Review Officer (DRO) at the VA local regional office to review an initial decision, or (2) the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) to review a VA local regional office decision on your claim. Our VA-accredited Claims Agents can help you understand your options and begin the appeals process.

Unfortunately, there is a backlog of claims with the VA, so receiving veterans disability benefits can take a long time. On average, it takes an average of 120 days for your application to be reviewed and for you to receive a rating decision and be approved for benefits.

If you’re denied or want to file an appeal in the year following your initial decision, it takes an average of 24-48 months to receive another decision. It could take more than two years before you receive a final benefits decision.

The VA website reports that 75% of all first-time applications for VA benefits are denied. Initial applications are often denied because they are incomplete and do not provide the necessary documentation. One of our VA-accredited Claims Agent can help to further develop your claim with the appeal.

More Questions about the VA disability process

Ready To Get Started On Your VA Appeal?

You can speak to us about your appeal during business hours, or complete our short online form anytime. Form information is emailed to a Claims Agent, who will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call us at (800) 854-1418, Option 3 or

Complete a short form