When VA disability claims are initially denied, the first thing veterans should know is that the VA has a very high error rate. After you receive your decision packet with details of your decision or award, you can appeal all or part of the decision. The appeal process can take a long time, but knowing that there is a high error rate and that a lot of denials are later overturned can help guide your decision whether to appeal.
At this point you will benefit from an experienced VA Benefits attorney to prepare your benefits appeal, and navigate the bureaucracy in order to achieve a positive decision within a reasonable time frame. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE~you will need immediate representation!