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Knoxville Veteran Disability Attorney | Veterans Benefits Attorneys

Wettermark Keith is a law firm made up of highly qualified attorneys in Tennessee who can help veterans in Knoxville appeal for the compensation they deserve from an injury obtained while in service.

Whatever your situation, our lawyers want to help you every step of the way to gain the Veterans Affairs disability that you have been denied.

Get in contact with us today for a free consultation by calling (877) 715-9300.

How Can You Get a Rating Out of Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU)?

TDIU stands for Total Disability rating based upon Individual Unemployability.

If your disabilities that came as a result of military service mean that you can no longer work, you may be entitled to TDIU, which means that you will be paid at a 100% rating of VA benefits.

This applies even if your disabilities do not add up to a 100% rating, because it is designed to ensure that you have enough money to pay monthly finances when you are unable to work.

To help you to gain this rating, get in contact with a veterans disability lawyer today.

Understanding Your Veterans Affairs Appeal Options

Requesting a Higher-Level Review

If you have appealed for VA benefits in the past and have been denied and believe you deserve to have this decision reconsidered, you may wish to apply for a Higher-Level Review and our attorneys help you with this.

You have one year from the date on your decision letter to request a Higher-Level Review which will be carried out by a senior reviewer, who will determine if the decision can be changed based on an error or difference of opinion.

You will not be able to submit additional evidence but we can talk to the reviewer for you to ensure they fully understand why you feel the decision should be changed and increase your chance of gaining compensation.

Appealing Through the Supplemental Claim Line

If you believe new evidence has become available that could assist your VA disability claim, you may decide to appeal through Supplemental Claims, and our disability attorneys can help you with this.

You must add evidence that is new or not provided to VA previously and relevant to the case to submit a Supplemental Claim, and list the issues you want VA to review.

A Supplemental Claim can be filed anytime. Our counsel-verified attorneys can assist you in gathering the evidence needed to affect the result of your VA appeal.

Appealing to the BVA (Board of Veterans Appeals)

Another alternative option is to submit a Board Appeal. There are three options available and our benefits attorneys can help you decide which is most likely to lead to you securing VA benefits.

This includes requesting a direct review where a Veterans Law Judge will review the appeal already submitted. Option two is similar, but you have the ability to submit more evidence.

Or, you may request a hearing with the Veterans Law Judge, where you can submit new evidence and talk about your experience in person.

Appealing to the US CAVC (Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims)

If you have obtained a final decision from the BVA and do not think you have gained the help you need, the final option is to appeal to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

WK is the optimum choice for Tennessee Veterans benefits lawyers who can offer advice on whether you are able to appeal to the US CAVC and how to make your appeal successful.

Increasing my VA Disability Rating and Benefits with Counsel Verified Attorneys

The VA assigns disability ratings based on the severity of a veteran's disability, and then uses the disability rating to determine how much compensation a veteran will get monthly and what other VA benefits they may be eligible for.

This is shown as a percentage that represents how much your disability decreases your health and ability to function overall. It is based on any evidence you give the VA, the results of your VA claim exam if you needed one, and any other information they can obtain from other sources such as federal agencies.

If you have multiple disabilities, you will have multiple disability ratings. This means that you will get a combined VA disability rating which may be different than simply the sum of your individual ratings. If you had a disabling condition before entering the military, the VA bases your benefit sum based on how much worse this became because of military service.

The VA can lower your disability rating and compensation if they find out that you are incarcerated for more than 60 days for conviction of a felony. They may so reduce payments if you are in receipt of military retirement pay, disability severance pay, or separation pay.

You can increase your VA payments if you provide evidence that you have a very severe disability or loss of limb, if you have a spouse with a serious disability, or if you have dependants and your combined disability rating is 30% or greater. WK can help veterans see higher disability ratings through our thorough legal knowledge and experience that will ensure you collect the most compelling evidence and apply for what you are most likely to see succeed.

Counsel verified attorneys at our firm can help veterans seek higher disability ratings through our legal knowledge and experience. Our lawyers will ensure that veterans collect the most compelling evidence and apply for what they are most likely to see succeed.

Attorneys Serving Veterans with Disability in Knoxville - You Don’t Have To Do This Alone

Understanding what military benefits you are entitled to is confusing, from finding the best resource lead counsel to filling in all the correct forms. WK is proud to support veterans in Knoxville, Tennessee, and surrounding areas in TN, including Nashville.

If you are looking to appeal, we recommend contacting a VA Disability lawyer no later than a year from the date on your decision letter. If you haven’t begun the process, contact a lawyer or attorney as soon as you begin to be affected by your military-related injuries or illnesses.

Attorneys Serving Veterans with Disability in Knoxville - You Don’t Have To Do This Alone

Understanding what military benefits you are entitled to is confusing, from finding the best resource lead counsel to filling in all the correct forms. WK is proud to support veterans in Knoxville, Tennessee, and surrounding areas in TN, including Nashville.

If you are looking to appeal, we recommend contacting a VA Disability lawyer no later than a year from the date on your decision letter. If you haven’t begun the process, contact a lawyer or attorney as soon as you begin to be affected by your military-related injuries or illnesses.

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS ALONE

CONTACT Knoxvile VA DISABILITY LAWYERS

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