Veterans’ benefits are complicated. There are many regulations governing who can apply. Often, veterans’ benefits applications are denied for questionable reasons. Someone at the VA has misinterpreted some information. It might just be that a form needs to be re-filed. Sometimes, the denial is unfair but in line with VA policy.
For example, in June of 2020, a veteran who served in Thailand during the Vietnam conflict finally received approval for benefits. He needed help from an advocate to connect the dots for the VA.For veterans like him, whose illnesses are caused by exposure to the chemical Agent Orange, it can be difficult to receive benefits. The Veterans Administration doesn’t always have the best information about what chemicals were used in what locations. It can be tough for retired servicemen and women to prove that on their own. Outsourcing the work to lawyers with experience in this area is a great way to move forward.
Veterans shouldn’t be discouraged or depressed if they receive a denial notice. Help is available. Dealing with claims like these is complicated for individuals and families. Professional advocates like lawyers do this regularly. They know what moves to make and when to make them during the process.