Claim Denials

What do I do if my claim is denied?

Maybe you have been denied VA healthcare, benefits, pensions or VA education. Perhaps your disability compensation award is insufficient.

It is possible to file an appeal. A claimant has one year from the date of the notification of a VA decision to file an appeal. You are permitted to appeal a complete or partial denial. The only aspects you are not permitted to appeal are the needs for medical care and the type of medical treatment or medication that physicians may or may not recommend.

To file an appeal, the claimant must submit a Notice of Disagreement. This is just a written statement attesting to the fact that you disagree with the finding of your local VA office and that you want to appeal it. Appeals should be filed at the local VA office that issued the decision with which you disagree.

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, includes the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. This board is responsible for reviewing appeals. Because these board members are attorneys knowledgeable with veterans’ law and benefit claims, it is important to have a legal representative work with you on your appeal.


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- Tanya

Attorney David Magann is a Marine Corps Veteran with a Criminology Degree from The University of South Florida and a Law Degree from The University of Miami. He will be your advocate working to get the benefits you have earned under the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Five stars


I was at my wits end when I hired [David] to help with my VA appeals. At the time I was unaware that I also qualified for SSDI, which he filed for and won my case fairly quickly. As far as the VA , the process is a lot slower but he got me to the right doctors and had them fill out the proper DBQs, Nexus Letters and IMOs to help win my cases. I went from 40% to 60% , 60% to 80% , and 80% to 100% Permanent and Total. I’m fortunate to have another veteran help me prevail when I was so close to giving up.

- Julio

Finally completed my VA claim after 10 years. It all worked out with Mr. Magann's help! I could have never done it without you and your great staff! Great representation with both my VA and Social Security claim. It helps to have a fellow veteran represent me against the Veterans Administration. Semper Fi!

- Robert

Mr. Magann is a veteran that cares about the well-being of all veterans. And will go the distance for all clients needing help with Social Security claims. I highly recommend if you are in need of an attorney for VA or SSI Benefits.

- George

First off, let me start by saying the level of professionalism from this firm should be the industry standard. Every question I had, from start to finish, was answered in a timely manner, the whole process, from start to finish was transparent and laid out in front of me. David Magann deserves every accolade coming to him now, and in the future. David, my family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.

- J

David Magann is the real deal. He helped my son with a VA problem going back over ten years and denied by the VA. Thanks.

- Alex