Appealing A Veterans Benefit Denial

Like many government benefits programs, the veterans benefits application and appeals process is lengthy and complex. The majority of applications are denied by the VA, but this does not mean you should give up. With lawyer Kevin Tharpe's help, you can appeal. You have one year from the date of notification to appeal the decision of the Regional VA office.

Attorney J. Kevin Tharpe is an Accredited Advisor of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He is authorized to represent veterans in appeals for veterans benefits. You can rely on his experience and his knowledge of each benefits program. Please call 866-253-6994 to make an appointment with a northeast Georgia denied veteran benefits attorney.

The Appeals Process

We help veterans and their families with disability compensation, veterans and survivors pensions, Aid & Attendance, and additional benefits programs. If you receive a denial, we can appeal your claim to the Regional Office of the VA. Your claim will be forwarded to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) for review.

The BVA will likely base its decision on evidence you have already submitted, though you may submit new evidence at this time. The BVA will deny, grant or remand your appeal. If the BVA affirms the denial made by the Regional Office, you may appeal the decision in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. At this stage, the appeal is no longer an administrative process and will be handled in U.S. federal court.

Contact A Veteran Benefits Appeals Attorney

To schedule an initial consultation, please call our Gainesville office at 866-253-6994 or contact us online.