Updated: Jan 31
Applying for VA disability compensation is not a perfect process. For many veterans, it has been a journey ridden with disappointment. Getting denied repeatedly to the point of giving up is a familiar feeling around many veteran circles. The long wait times and complicated paperwork procedures have only added salt to injury.
Seeking the assistance of a consultant may make it easier for you to gather the required supporting documents, such as medical results. You will get guidance on the actual evidence that can lead to a successful claim. It helps you avoid a VA denial caused by a lack of Medical Nexus that links your current ailment or disability to your Military service.
Choosing the right form is also important, and claims are usually denied if the applicant files the wrong VA form. Your current circumstances may also be a basis for seeking the help of a consultant. You may be currently in-between places or struggling to support a family.
The last reason to find a consultant boils down to the experience they have garnered from helping other veterans before. It gives them the skills and expertise to work the system. Sorry to say, but the Department of Veteran Affairs is burdened with bureaucracies, and it's not their default position to help as many veterans as possible by easing their approval process.