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Attorneys Gardberg & Kemmerly
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Helping Mississippians Seek The Veterans Disability Benefits They Need

Your military service is admirable. As you adjust to civilian life back in the Magnolia State, you may realize you need to seek disability benefits to support you and your family. However, obtaining them can be difficult, especially with the VA’s challenging application and appeals process.

You don’t have to do the hard work on your own. The attorneys at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Whether your initial claim gets rejected or the VA tries to lower your rating, we can help Mississippi veterans like you navigate the ups and downs of the process.

Learn what VA benefits you may qualify for by visiting our veterans disability benefits page. We can tell you whether you’re eligible and help you evaluate your options.

Don’t Feel Discouraged After An Initial Rejection

Many people face rejection after submitting their first benefits application to the VA. There are several reasons why this can happen, including:

  • Not completing your forms entirely or accurately.
  • Submitting your application too late.
  • Not having linear or specific evidence that relates your disability to your military service.

These mistakes are all quite common and countless veterans make them. You can appeal the VA’s initial application rejection by hiring an experienced disability benefits lawyer. Our firm can help you confidently navigate the appeals process and make a compelling case for why you need them.

The appeals process can involve a second review of your VA benefits or making a case before a veterans law judge. Either way, we are ready and equipped to handle all these scenarios with care and proficiency.

Why The VA May Try To Reduce Your Rating

If you received a letter from the VA saying they’re looking to reduce your monthly veterans’ disability benefits, you may wonder their reasoning. In many cases, it’s because:

  • They believe your condition is improving: The VA may review recent doctor’s visits or other medical exams that show the condition you are receiving benefits for is improving, which they may use to justify reducing your payments.
  • They discover other evidence that your condition is improving: If the VA notices that you started a new job or are doing things they believe your disability initially prevented you from doing, they may see this as a reason to lower your benefits rating.

If you disagree with the VA’s reasons for reducing your disability compensation, appealing their decision is possible. We can help you obtain any new or relevant evidence to advocate for your concerns and interests surrounding these matters.

Mississippi Veterans Deserve A Voice In Their Care

You made great sacrifices to protect our country. Now, you deserve to have a legal advocate who will protect your ability to obtain and keep your veterans disability benefits. We serve veterans across Harrison County and are here to support them and their families.

Schedule your free consultation today by calling 251-243-7872 or completing our online contact form.