Medical Opinions are Often Needed to Appeal a Denial of Service-Connection
VA benefits are not awarded based on the mere application for benefits to the VA alone – if only it were that simple. Claimants must also submit supporting documentation demonstrating their entitlement to certain VA benefits. Documentation typically includes medical records, statements in support of your claim, medical opinions, medical examinations, employment records, etc..
Often times veterans’ claims for service-connection are denied due to a lack of necessary documentation in the claims file. It is important that you gather and develop this documentation in order to successfully appeal your case for service-connection to the VA. Medical opinions are a critical tool to establish service-connection where evidence of causation is lacking. Typically when the VA denies service-connection it is because there is a lack of causation demonstrating that the symptoms that began while in active duty are the cause of your current condition. Medical opinions establish a link between past and current symptoms (causation), which is a critical element to establish service-connection.
We will help you develop the necessary evidence to appeal your case including vocation expert reports, medical examinations, and other probative documentation.
Contact VA Disability Group online now to learn more or call 1-844-VETLAWS (1-844-838-5297).