Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Appealing your case to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- You have 120 days from the date of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals final denial to appeal your case to the Veteran’s Court
- To appeal to the Veteran’s Court the Board of Veterans’ Appeals decision must be a final determination, meaning that the Board did not remand the claim back to the VA Regional Office but made a decision on the matter that was final
How long does it take to get a decision from the Veteran’s Court?
- Once you appeal to the Court it can take up to nine months for the parties to fully brief the issues on appeal
- Aft the appeal is fully briefed it can take anywhere from six months to a year for the Court to decide your case
- At Hill & Ponton we always try to expedite the process by reaching out to the government’s attorney and attempt to jointly resolve the issues in the case. This ends up taking much less time than waiting for the Court to decide the claim
Why hire an attorney?
- When you file a claim with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA), the DVA has the duty to assist you in proving your claim. This duty lasts until the Board of Veterans’ Appeals denies your claim. Once the BVA denies your claim then the VA sends out its attorneys to defend its decision.
- The DVA has attorneys to prove that the DVA was right and that your claim was wrong. Shouldn’t you have an attorney representing you and your rights too?
- If you have received a final decision from the BVA then that means you have been fighting for years for your benefits. You deserve to have someone representing you that has dedicated their professional career to fighting for veterans
Why hire Hill & Ponton, P.A.
- We started representing veterans at the Veteran’s court in 1993, the Court was founded in 1988
- We represent veterans at all levels of the disability claims process—from the regional office all the way up to the Veteran’s Court
- We know the VA’s laws inside and out and we will fight for your benefits.
- We are time sensitive and will attempt to get you the best result in the quickest time possible
Fees we charge
- For work at the Veteran’s Court you would not responsible for paying our fees
- If we obtain a favorable outcome for you then our fee is paid by the government—it will not come out of your retro benefits.
- If you decide to employ us to represent you before the DVA on remand then we will offset any fee the government pays us against any fee to which we are entilted representing you before the DVA—most attorneys will not do this.
Services we offer
- We represent veterans all over the nation
- We can have our meetings over the telephone or over the computer
- We are able to review documents with you by using software that allows you to see our desktop
How we are different from other law firms
- We offset our Court fees against any fee to which we would be entilted at the VA
- We can meet with you virtually through our computers
- We travel to any hearing
- We can help arrange private doctors to review your claim