Category: Appeals

How Do I Read My VA Award Letter?

How Do I Read My VA Award Letter? VA award letter

It’s finally here! After long weeks of putting together your VA claim, you’ve finally received your VA award letter. You open it and… You’re left asking, “How do I read my VA award letter?!” After a long, and at times confusing and frustrating process, you’ve waited for this moment, only to find that the letter […]

Can the VA Reduce a PTSD Rating?

Can the VA Reduce a PTSD Rating? reduce ptsd rating

After all the work that goes into filing a successful VA claim, followed by all the waiting for the VA to issue a decision, there are few things that feel better than finally having your claim approved! But can the VA reduce a PTSD rating? The short answer is, yes. The VA absolutely can choose […]

Filing a VA Claim for Migraines Secondary to Anxiety

Filing a VA Claim for Migraines Secondary to Anxiety migraines secondary to anxiety

Did you know you can claim migraines secondary to anxiety for VA benefits? Here at VA Claims Insider, we refer to secondary claims as “the Overlooked Claim” because so many veterans overlook this opportunity to file for more benefits.  According to the American Migraine Foundation, about 20% of people with episodic migraines have anxiety, and […]

Your Guide to the Board of VA Appeals

Your Guide to the Board of VA Appeals Your Guide to the Board of VA Appeals

Before you keep reading this Guide to the Board of VA Appeals, ask yourself these questions: Were you denied your VA Disability compensation claim? Or are you unsatisfied with the rating you were assigned by the VA Ratings Board?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this is the guide for you! […]

Deferred Rating: What do I do if My VA Claim is Deferred?

Deferred Rating: What do I do if My VA Claim is Deferred? Deferred Rating: What do I do if My VA Claim is Deferred?

For the most part, VA ratings are simply used to tell the veteran “accepted” or “denied”, but in some cases, it is possible to receive a decision that says “deferred.” So what does the “deferred” claim rating mean, and what do you do if you receive a “deferred” rating? Don’t panic, this doesn’t mean it […]

The VA Denied Your Claim? Here’s What to do Next

The VA Denied Your Claim? Here’s What to do Next VA appeals process

Have you come back after the hard work and sweat equity you put into filing only to find out that the VA denied your claim? Or do you fear that if you took the time to file a claim it would all be a waste of time?  Sure feels hopeless doesn’t it? Thankfully, we have […]

VA Disability Sample Appeal Letter

VA Disability Sample Appeal Letter sample va appeal letter

After six months of patiently waiting, you are excited to know the outcome of your disability claims. You’re currently at 70% and filed in for sleep apnea. When you receive the letter, you are shocked by the denial of your VA your claim. You’re confused because you had someone walk you through the process, I […]

What is a Higher Level Review

What is a Higher Level Review higher level review

Have you had your VA benefits claim denied? Don’t panic! You can now request a Higher Level Review (HLR), and a senior rating specialist will re-examine your claim. The VA has updated its appeals system. As of February 19, 2019, you have the option of having your first-time claim or a supplemental claim reviewed without […]

How long does a deferred VA Claim take?

How long does a deferred VA Claim take? how long does a deferred va claim take

Filing a VA Claim is quite a tedious process. There are many steps involved, yet it is definitely worth the time and effort. You served, and it is to your benefit to gather all of the pertinent information for the VA to review. Once you’ve compiled your information, you click the “submit” button, and you […]