Veterans Disability Claims Process

From completing complex paperwork to gathering strong medical evidence, facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) during the veterans disability claims process can be intimidating. At Colbert Cooper Hill, we’re here to help you get your benefits whether you’re filing for the first time or you’ve been denied and need help preparing an appeal.

If you served our country and now you’re suffering from a service-connected disability, you deserve benefits. It’s that simple. Our Oklahoma veterans disability lawyers want to stand up for your rights to compensation. Contact us 24/7 to get help with your claim today—dial (877) 579-6800 or complete a free online form.

Filing for Veterans Disability Benefits

The veterans disability claims process can involve a lot of red tape and paperwork. When you Get Colbert on your side, our experienced veterans disability attorneys can help with every aspect of your case, including the 4 major steps in the veterans disability claims process:

  1. You prepare and submit your VA disability claim.
    To file for benefits, you’ll need copies of your:

    • DD214 (official separation papers from the military)
    • Marriage certificates
    • Divorce decrees
    • Dependent birth certificates

    Our team can assist you with gathering medical evidence—such as doctor and hospital records—that prove the severity of your disability. We’ll also help ensure your application for disability benefits is complete, accurate, and submitted in a timely manner.

  2. The VA reviews your claim.
    A veterans service representative will be assigned to review your claim and determine whether or not additional evidence is needed. If your claim requires additional evidence, requests will be sent to you, your doctor, a government agency, or another entity so that new evidence can be reviewed. Claims that don’t require any additional evidence move forward in the process.
  3. The VA decides your disability status.
    Your Veterans Service Representative will review your application and recommend a decision for your claim. When VA officials approve the decision, a notification of the decision is prepared, and a packet detailing the decision is sent to you in the mail.
  4. You receive your disability benefits decision.
    If you’re happy with the VA’s decision, you can start receiving your VA benefits soon. If you disagree, you can file an appeal with additional evidence that can help prove the severity of your disabilities. Colbert Cooper Hill can assist you during the appeals process to ensure you have the best possible chances of getting all of the benefits you’re owed.

Experience Makes a Difference

At Colbert Cooper Hill, we handle veterans disability claims every day. We know what successful claims look like, and we can use our experience to help you get your benefits. We’ll ensure your claim has the evidence it needs the first time, and we won’t back down if the VA doesn’t provide all the benefits you need to support your family.