There are many aspects to a VA claim. In order to maximize your benefits, a veteran must ensure VA not only grants service connection but also assigns the correct percentage and the earliest possible effective date. Valor Firm has successfully represented veterans in all aspects of their VA claim. We are well-versed in the law regarding the assignment of the correct diagnostic code, maximization of the rating criteria, and the appropriate effective date.
Our attorneys are adept in claims for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions, military sexual trauma (MST), musculoskeletal issues, sleep apnea, aid and attendance and housebound benefits, respiratory issues, migraine headaches, and many other conditions.
If VA’s denied service connection, given you a low percentage rating, or got wrong the effective date, contact us. We can get a copy of your claim file from VA and perform a free review of your claim.
A decision from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals is the “last stop” within VA’s appeal process. It is VA’s last word on a veteran’s claim. That decision is not final, though. It can be appealed to a federal court called the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Valor Firm has successfully handled hundreds of appeals to this Court.
The Court is primarily concerned with determining whether the Board of Veterans’ Appeals committed legal error in its decision. Your best chance of winning your appeal is through someone well-versed in these rules who can spot any errors made by the Board. The VA will be represented by an attorney who will argue that the Board made no error. You, too, should have representation.
Valor Firm does not charge veterans for representation at the Court. If the Board denied your claim, do not hesitate to contact us. You must file the Notice of Appeal with the Court within 120 days of the Board’s decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
Valor Firm assists veterans with their VA disability compensation claims.
Our specialty is appealing VA’s Rating Decisions and decisions from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. We typically only file new claims for existing clients. However, we provide free education for veterans who wish to handle their own claims.
If you’ve filed a claim and the VA has already made a decision on that claim, let us get a copy of your claim file and perform a free evaluation of your claim.
Our evaluation of your claim file is free of charge and, at the least, you’ll have a copy of your claim file much faster than if you had requested it from VA yourself.
If we represent a veteran and are successful in the appeal, the VA directly pays us a small percentage of the veteran’s retroactive award. Unlike some other firms that assist veterans with their claims, we never take any money from a veteran’s increased payment after the initial award.
Veterans typically have one year to appeal a VA decision and 120 days to appeal a decision from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. If you’re bumping up against one of those deadlines, don’t hesitate to call us. Missing a deadline may mean missing out on years of back pay.
Absolutely. We’ve successfully appealed hundreds of Board of Veterans’ Appeals decisions to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and have a high rate of success.
YES! We represent veterans in all 50 states and all over the world against the VA. Our VA accreditation allows us to represent any veteran anywhere.