Open your claim for VA benefits by submitting a claim with the VA. Your claim should include every condition you wish to have considered for a service connection, and all supporting evidence necessary to prove both the service connection and to support the Disability Rating requirements.
Once your claim for benefits has been received, the VA will request and review additional evidence from you, your healthcare providers, government agencies, and others. The Rating Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) will review the evidence and make a decision.
The VA will then issue a Rating Decision. The VA can either deny or grant your claim at this stage. If your claim is granted, you will receive a disability rating with an effective date. This is the date you can start receiving disability benefits. It is typically the date your claim was received.
If you disagree with the VA benefits claim decision or believe you should have received a higher disability rating, you can file a Supplemental Claim, request a Higher Level Review, or file a Board Appeal. We recommend that you seek experienced legal counsel when filing your appeal.
If your claim for VA disability benefits was denied, a VA disability benefits attorney can help you receive a higher disability rating, gather the necessary evidence to prove your claim, and tailor an argument on your behalf to the decision-maker or judge.
Beverly joined The Simpson Legal Group, LLC in April 2020, after working as an R.N. for more than 30 years. Her extensive experience in the medical field has equipped her well to work with the firm’s clients, and she uses her medical training and expertise to explain medical conditions and how they were caused or made worse by a veteran’s time in the service.
Beverly comes from the Midwest and is proud to work at The Simpson Legal Group. She takes great professional satisfaction in helping people who served our country and is happy to assist them in receiving the medical care and benefits they deserve.
When working with the firm’s veteran clients, Beverly makes sure to listen to what they have to say and takes care to explain complex medical terminology in easy-to-understand language.
When she is not working, Beverly enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, walking, and boating with family and friends.