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If you’re a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it can be difficult to escape your symptoms, even in the peace of your home. Maintaining a job can be a challenge, and life outside of the military can feel impossible in the face of anxiety, hypervigilance, anger, depression, nightmares, and other symptoms of PTSD.
When you’ve sacrificed your mental and emotional health for the good of your country, you are entitled to VA disability compensation benefits for the rest for your life. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen – and often times, the VA denies disability compensation claims with seemingly no reason why. If the VA has denied your VA disability compensation claim, contact me, Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law. As a disabled veteran who has experienced the VA disability compensation claims and appeals process myself, I have the knowledge, experience, and passion to secure the VA benefits you’ve rightfully earned.
My practice is dedicated solely to VA disability compensation appeals, and within my practice, I focus on veterans who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD and other psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. I have the know-how and insight necessary to navigate the VA appeals process and maximize your chances of success. I represent veterans and their survivors throughout the country and ensure you receive the benefits you’ve justly earned.
The VA claims and appeals process can be incredibly frustrating, with the VA often making mistakes, overlooking evidence, or relying on inadequate VA examinations. To make matters worse, the VA does not satisfactorily keep veterans informed of their claim status. This is especially true for claims centered around psychiatric conditions such as PTSD, where the Veterans Administration commonly rejects claims due to lack of evidence linking the condition to your experiences on active duty.
Even with extensive experience in disability claims, the VA disability compensation claim process can take months or even years to complete – and making one simple mistake can result in years of delay. Most disabled veterans don’t have the time or energy to invest in such a lengthy process – especially if they are suffering injuries and conditions that severely impact their quality of life.
I can take these heavy burdens off of your shoulders and passionately present your case to the Veterans Administration, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on your behalf to get you the benefits you rightfully deserve.
With Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law, you can rest assured that you have a capable, knowledgeable lawyer by your side during the VA disability compensation process.
If you are a disabled veteran with no financial support, contact me immediately. My services are available to disabled veterans nationwide, regardless of social or economic condition. There’s no cost to you – even if you are homeless, I can help get you back on your feet, so you can focus on taking care of you without financial worry.
Veterans deserve someone by their side. When nobody has your back, you can count on me to give you support. If you feel you are unable to maintain employment due to one or more of your service-connected disabilities, call me today for a free consultation.
and because he is a veteran himself he knows and understands the problems that we face with the VA. He stays in constant contact with me through every step of the process and he is very diligent and fast with working my claim.
that, I decided to hire him. Since then he has discovered stuff and informed me of things I would not have known either working on my own or even with the local VSO. Well worth the fee to dig through your records and navigate the bureaucratic red tape.
results. On a great referral about 1 year ago, I requested help from Mr. Greg Rada on my disability claim. With his persistence, hard work, and due diligence I was able to obtain my 100% disability rating. I can't thank Mr. Rada enough for how much he helped me. Mr. Rada is a veteran himself so I felt a strong connection with him.
We will discuss your case so I can understand your goals. If I can help you achieve your objectives, I will offer to represent you before the VA.
I will draft the representation paperwork and email it to you to electronically sign and date. Then, I will countersign the documents at which point I become your attorney.
Reviewing your VA claims file is the most important step because I may find previous errors that VA made in your case and because it guides us with how to appeal.
We will discuss the findings from my review of your VA claims file and then discuss the path forward regarding your appeal.
We will develop the evidence needed to win your appeal such as drafting lay statements, obtaining independent medical opinions, or obtaining vocational expert opinions.
I will file your appeal with a legal brief and the evidence we developed. We then wait for the VA's decision.
VA disability claims stemming from psychiatric conditions such as PTSD can be notoriously difficult to win. Although more than 20 percent of veterans serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are estimated to be suffering from symptoms of PTSD, the Veterans Administration can be incredibly selective (and at times seemingly random) in deciding who is eligible for benefits and for how much. In order to win service connection for PTSD, a veteran needs the following:
All three of these requirements must be thoroughly and exhaustively proven in your claim for service connection for PTSD.
And winning service connection is only half the battle. After the VA awards service connection, the VA will assign a rating based on the severity of PTSD symptoms. The VA, however, is notorious for minimizing symptoms and assigning a rating lower than what the veteran deserves. I ensure that all of a veteran’s symptoms are presented to the VA in a manner that forces the VA to award a higher rating.
I represent veterans in many types of VA disability compensation cases, including claims for traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, Agent Orange, and more. Compensation is typically determined by severity of your condition as reported by medical professionals – a process that can often underreport the impact your disabilities can have on your quality of life.
My insight and experience on the disability claims process gives me the ability to work with medical professionals to accurately, comprehensively report your condition and severity of your symptoms, in order to maximize recovery and give you the compensation you rightfully deserve.