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Atlanta Denied VA Disability Lawyer

There are several reasons why benefits might be denied. If you have been told that you are ineligible for veteran's compensation and you do not agree with the decision, an Atlanta veterans disability lawyer should be consulted.

What do I do if my VA Claim is Denied?

Benefits are normally denied because the disability is not viewed as being service-connected, or you are not considered disabled. If you think the determination made in your case has been unfair, our firm can help you to appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA). An appeal can be made when veterans compensation is denied, or when the claimant disagrees with the amount granted. The first step in the appeals process is to send a "Notice of Disagreement." This notice is supposed to be sent within one year of the date of your denial. The Notice of Disagreement should be filed on VA Form 21-0958. This form is the only way you can appeal a denial of your disability claim. If the BVA still does not grant you the benefits you feel you are entitled to, there are additional steps you can take.

Atlanta Veterans Disability Attorney

Fighting for benefits that you feel you have rightly earned can be an extremely frustrating and an unjust process. We understand the emotions that you may be experiencing as a result. Why should you have to hire an attorney to get something you are owed? It is a valid question. Our nation has grown large and the organizational structure to support it is not always efficient and fair. As your attorneys, you can rest assured that we are on your side and fighting for you. We are only paid if we win your case for you. We have helped thousands over the last 40 years to obtain benefits from the government and huge insurance companies. We know how to be effective when dealing with these organizations.

Meet the Attorneys

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    David A. Stevens

    Partner

    After graduating from law school in 2002, attorney David A. Stevens began his legal career as a felony public defender and consumer litigation attorney. During his early years in practice he was lead counsel in over a dozen jury trials and obtained favorable results for hundreds of clients while developing his skills as a litigator. In 2005, he began to focus his practice on disability representation while working with his mother, attorney Jane McElreath, who had been representing disabled ...
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    Douglas Sullivan

    Partner

    Attorney Douglas Sullivan grew up in a military family where his father had a career in the US Air Force. As an Air Force brat he developed an interest in military history and has an immense respect for those men and women who have served our country. While still in law school, Doug began working for a law firm that specialized in Veteran’s disability and Social Security disability claims. After law school Doug has continued to focus his legal practice in the area of Veterans’ disability. ...
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    Daphne Sullivan

    Attorney

    Daphne Sullivan graduated from law school in 2002, and for almost twenty years, the focus of her legal career has been representing claimants in their applications for Social Security disability benefits. She has worked with thousands of claimants nationwide and she has extensive knowledge and experience in applying Social Security rules and regulations to cases. She has assisted clients in navigating the disability process from the administrative levels to the Appeals Council. She has worked ...
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    Christopher Campagno

    Managing Attorney

    Christopher A. Campagno joined Stevens & Sullivan, LLC in June of 2021. His areas of expertise include Veterans Law, Disability Rights, and Military Justice. His current practice focuses on representing disabled Veterans throughout all stages of the VA disability claims process, to include the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans claims. In 2019, Christopher earned his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to his law degree, he was awarded a certificate ...
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  • “This team is top-notch and you can certainly trust your case in their hands. Great experience, great team, great work all around.”

    - R.A.
  • “They were very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about the Department of Veterans Affairs system.”

    - H.W.
  • “Doug Sullivan and his staff never give up until the compensation that was applied for was achieved by the VA.”

    - D.B.

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