Providence Veterans’ Disability Lawyer
ROB LEVINE, VETERANS’ DISABILITY LAWYER
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Our veterans have dedicated their precious lives to serving on our behalf, and should never have to feel like their time given was in vain. If you need assistance with getting a VA claim approved, contact a veterans’ disability lawyer from the Providence office of Rob Levine & Associates.
VETERANS’ DISABILITY LAWYER
A veteran who has served in the military and satisfies the nature of discharge requirements may be eligible to receive certain VA benefits.
After a veteran completes or retires from their services to the military, he or she is able to continue receiving certain benefits from the government they have served. This system of support is provided by The United States Department of Veterans Affairs and may benefit both the veteran and their immediate family.
The VA helps provide veterans with jobs, medical care, and other resources for a better life. As of late, one of the major goals of this department is to prevent any veteran from becoming homeless.
Rob Levine’s passion for assisting veterans has been fueled by his years spent in the Rhode Island Army National Guard.
THE INNER WORKINGS OF VA
Depending on the veteran’s needs, he or she may be directed to one of the three main subdivisions of VA for assistance.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) works somewhat like the Social Security department for veterans. They determine which benefits a certain veteran may be entitled to, such as disability, loans, further education, and more.
For benefits regarding health and medical needs, both physical and psychological, there is the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
The National Cemetery Administration assists with the proper burial of a deceased veteran, in addition to handling maintenance of cemeteries that are dedicated to veterans.
The ABA Initiative For VA
The American Bar Association has partnered with the VA to help veterans obtain lawyers in order to assist in completing their benefit claims. This helps avoid any veteran being put on the back burner.
THE PROCESS OF A VA CLAIM
Much like a disability claim, there are a number of steps a veteran must take to fight for the benefits he or she deserves. They are as follows:
- Submit the initial application to a regional office.
- If your benefits were denied or you are dissatisfied with the outcome, we turn to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
- If your benefits were still denied or you are dissatisfied with the outcome, we turn to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
- If your benefits were still denied, we turn to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- If your benefits were still denied, we might even turn to the Supreme Court (in extreme cases).
These steps can seem intimidating, and an applicant’s best option is to let a Providence veterans disability lawyer handle their claim. An attorney who is experienced in this area has a full understanding of the process and knows the best ways to get a VA claim approved. We can also assist veterans who have received a rating that is too low.
VA Disability Claim
- Supplemental Claims: within 125 days
- Higher Level Review: within 125 days
- Board of Veterans’ Appeals – Direct Review Docket: within 365 days
- Board of Veterans’ Appeals – Evidence and Hearing Docket: over 365 days
- File your appeal with the VA;
- Construct a personalized evidence development plan tailored to each claim;
- Perform cutting-edge service record and medical research;
- Draft a comprehensive legal brief in support of your appeal; and
- Routinely follow up with you to provide an update on the status of your case.