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On this page I will discuss VA compensation in New Jersey it will include information on NJ VA lawyers for disability claims, New Jersey additional benefits for veterans, how to apply for VA compensation and how to appeal a VA ratings decision or denial.  If you need a NJ VA attorney or want a case evaluation call 1-877-527-5529 or click link below. 

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NJ VA Compensation Lawyer or Attorney

The first thing you may want to know is when can you higher a NJ VA compensation lawyer for your claim for service connected benefits or veteran's pension benefits. To find out this information follow the link to when can I hire an attorney for VA compensation. You may also want to know how a lawyer gets paid. Most VA disability lawyers and when I represent a veteran the attorney gets paid 20% of past due benefits. This means the lawyer only gets paid if they are able to get you additional benefits and they get 20% of the past due benefits owed to you but none of your future benefits. How will a New Jersey VA disability lawyer help with my claim for veterans compensation benefits? An attorney does several things to try and help you get the VA compensation benefits you deserve. They will review your claim and ratings decision or BVA decision and determine the weaknesses in your claim and why you are being denied or not getting the amount of benefits you deserve. A VA lawyer will then review your entire claims file and service medical records and check to see if the VA has made any mistakes in deciding your claim. They will also check to see if there is any additional medical or other evidence that can be obtained that would help to improve your claim. A good New Jersey VA compensation lawyer will also take all of this information and write a brief detailing to the VA why there decision was wrong and why you should have been granted veterans compensation benefits or why you are entitled to an increase in your present VA benefits. After reviewing all the information they will also be able to tell you if there are claims that you have not made that you are potentially entitled to. 

How to Appeal a VA Rating Decision Denial in NJ

You have applied for VA compensation benefits and received your decision called a ratings decision or in short RD. if you are denied your benefits or were unhappy with the rating you are assigned the next question you may have is how do you appeal the ratings decision in New Jersey. The first thing you should know is in most cases you can now hire a lawyer to help you with your VA claim. To appeal the ratings decision you or, your attorney if you hired one, will need to file a notice of disagreement (NOD) to the ratings decision. You have one year from the date of the ratings decision to do this. You can simply say in a letter to the regional office that you are filinga notice of disagreement to the rating decision and the date of that ratings. You should outline exactly what issues you are appealing. If you have a lawyer or not you will want to explain why you feel they made an error in their decision. You also have to let the VA no if you are requesting a decision review officer or the traditional process. If you request a decision review officer also called a DRO your case will be reviewed again by a more experienced employee at the regional office and a new decision anda statement of the case (SOC) will be issued. If you choose the traditional process you will have to file a VA 9 form that explains why you feel the ratings decision was wrong. If you choose the traditional process after you file your VA nine form your case will be sent to the board of veterans appeals (BVA) where a new decision will be made. The BVA can approve a claim, denied claim, or remand it back to the regional office for the regional office to take some action on the claim. I should note that you can request a hearing no matter which of these two appeals you decide to take. I should also note that if you choose the DRO process you will still have the option to appeal the DRO decision to the BVA. In most cases, for the veterans I represent I choose the DRO option for two reasons. First, you can potentially get your decision quicker. The second reason is because it gives you one more chance to win your case in front of a different decision-maker. The above is a brief explanation of how to appeal your VA compensation decision made on your application in New Jersey or any other state. One important tip is to make sure everything you send to the VA is by certified mail to make sure you have proof you sent it in. If you received your ratings decision and you are confused as to what you should do feel free to call me with any questions or if you want me to represent you in your NJ VA disability claim. You can reach me at 1-877-527-5529. For more information on the VA disability compensation process follow the link.

How to Apply for VA Benefits in NJ

If you looked at the link about when you can hire a lawyer then you will notice that you cannot hire a lawyer to make your NJ VA benefits application. If an attorney is already helping you with your claim they may be willing to apply for additional benefits for you even though they will not get paid if they win at this stage. However, in most circumstances if you are making your original claim for VA compensation benefits in NJ you have a few options in how to do this. One option is to apply at your own at the New Jersey regional office in Newark or at one of the intake locations below.  To apply for VA disability compensation benefits in New Jersey or VA pension benefits you can also seek the assistance of a veterans service organization such as your local VFW, DAV or get a NJ veterans service officer.  For your convience you can find a list of veterans service organizations in NJ and veterans service officers which includes address and phone number on my page of more information on VA benefits in NJ. 

Below you will find a list of the address and phone number of the NJ Regional Office in Newark NJ and other intake locations were you can file your NJ VA compensation claim or VA pension claim.  You will also find a list of the New Jersey County Veterans Service Organizations.  The Regional Office in New Jersey is were all NJ VA disability and other VA claims are processed and decisions at the application and DRO stage are made for New Jersey veterans.  But sometimes if the case load is high your case could be handled in another states RO.

Newark Regional Office
Department Of Veterans Affairs
20 Washington Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone 1 800 827 1000

Intake sites:


NWS Earle Fleet and Family Support Center
201 Hwy 34, Bldg C59
Colt's Neck, NJ 07722


Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP)
Fort Monmouth, NJ
HQ, US Army Garrison, HRM, Bldg 5418
Fort Dix, NJ 08640


Fleet & Family Support Center
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Family Support Center
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641

If you have been denied or you are not happy with the rating decision or BVA decision you have received and you want a NJ VA disability compensation lawyer feel free to contact us we can help. 1-877-527-5529

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