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What should I do if I'm denied veterans' benefits?

Make your case count. Contact O'Malley & Langan, experienced Veterans' benefits lawyers

Veterans' benefits, particularly veterans' disability benefits, are awarded to veterans based on the severity of their illness or injury. This monthly tax-free benefit is awarded to veterans who are at least 10 percent disabled.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sometimes denies applications from veterans seeking veterans' benefits for a variety of medical conditions. When that happens in Pennsylvania, many veterans and their families can rely on O'Malley & Langan. If you need help with your veterans benefit appeal, call (866) 326-0100 right away. We are available 24/7. Our offices are conveniently located in Scranton, Hazleton, Pittston and Towanda. We're ready and eager to serve you.

Frequently asked questions about denied veterans' benefits


Why are veterans' benefit applications denied?

Applications for veterans' benefits may be denied because the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has ruled that the veteran is not at least 10 percent disabled. The following are some other reasons why the government might reject an application for benefits:

  • Incorrect or false information contained on application
  • Inconsistent information on application
  • Illegible handwriting on application

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What should I do if my application for veterans' benefits is denied?

Contact O'Malley & Langan. You need an experienced, aggressive Pennsylvania veterans' benefits lawyer working with you to make sure you receive the money you rightfully deserve.

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Can I appeal a denied veterans' benefits application?

Yes. You have the right to appeal a denied claim - and we strongly encourage you to do so. You may stand a better chance of success by working with an attorney. That's why we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. We can work with you to build a strong case.

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Who will rule on my denied Veterans' benefits application?

The local office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will make the initial determination on your appeal. If you are unsatisfied with its decision, you can make additional appeals at your local VA office, the main VA office in Washington, D.C. or via teleconference with the VA. You have options. Allow us to help you explore them.

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Why should I hire a lawyer to handle my Veterans' benefits application appeal?

While hiring an attorney is no guarantee of success, we firmly believe retaining counsel will boost your chances of getting the results you need. Having an experienced Veterans' benefits attorney on your side allows you to take an aggressive stance right from the start. Your attorney may be able to find alternative approaches to present to the VA. As your Pennsylvania VA benefits attorney lawyer, we promise we will do everything we can to build a strong case on your behalf. That means we can collect of the relevant and appropriate documentation in support of your claim. We can reach out to the appropriate experts who can testify on your behalf. Contact O'Malley & Langan right now to learn more. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule an appointment today.

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Office Locations

Scranton

Scranton

The O’Malley & Langan Building
201 Franklin Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667

Pittson

Pittston

9 North Main Street
Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321

Towanda

Towanda

The O’Malley Langan Building
213 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800