VA Disability Claims

An Essential Guide for U.S. Veterans

You may have been fighting the Veterans Administration for 5, 10, 15, 20 years or longer. No matter how many times you explain your case and submit evidence, the VA continues to deny your claim.

You are probably wondering whether you will ever live to see your claim granted.

We have discovered several key reasons why the VA denies claims. The first reason concerns the lack of legal training on the part of most veterans. Veterans typically rely on logic instead of evidence to present their cases. What does that mean?

Most veterans lay out logical arguments in their presentation to the VA and the claim still gets denied. Veterans routinely place a lot of weight on flawless logic as a means of "reasoning" with the VA to grant the claim.

But you see, "logic" is not the same as evidence. In the arena of legal cases, it doesn't matter how logical your position is or even that your story is true. At the end of the day, the VA and the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) judges care only about what you can prove—with cold, hard evidence. This guide is your playbook to win and maximize your VA disability benefits claims (even if you've been denied).

VA Disability Claims

What's in the eBook?

  • Why Your Claim Was
    Denied by the VA
  • What You Need
    to Know About
  • Common Types
    of Cases
  • An Overview of
    Veterans Disability Law
  • FAQs
    About VA Disability
A winning strategy involves finding a theory that bypasses the VA’s primary objections. You are much more likely to succeed if you go at the VA through a back door rather than a direct frontal assault on their preconceived notions about you or your care. Often, veterans pursue theories of their cases that are contingent upon the VA accepting the truth of uncorroborated statements—either of the veteran or his buddies. It's not difficult for the VA to concoct reasons to find that you are "not credible." And if the VA finds you not credible, then they will deny your entire claim on the grounds that the claim was founded upon unreliable evidence.

Your Guide to Developing
Your Disability Case to Win

  • 1

    How to Collect
    Evidence to Support
    Your Claim

  • 2

    The Top 7 Reasons Why
    VA Rejects Private
    Medical Opinions

  • 3

    7 Secrets to Getting
    a Good Private Medical

  • 4

    Do's and Don'ts for
    Your Compensation and
    Pension (C&P) Exam