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Was Your Veterans Disability Claim Denied?

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You proudly served your country, and when your service results in a disability, you are entitled to VA benefits. Colonel (Retired) Rick Rousseau helps Texans appeal claims for veterans disability benefits. When your claim is denied or undervalued, attorney Rousseau will work with you one-on-one to determine the reason why, and vigorously advocate for the benefits you deserve during the appeals process.

Reasons Your Veterans Disability Claim Might Be Denied

Any small misstep can get your veterans disability claim denied. The process of applying for benefits can be frustrating and overwhelming, which is why we are here to help. There may be a variety of reasons for a denied claim — some common reasons include:

  • Your disability did not happen while in service. In order to receive benefits, you have to prove to the VA that your disability occurred due to an incident that happened while you were in service. Without adequate documentation of such an in-service incident, or if the VA deems the incident did not cause your disability, your claim will likely be denied.
  • The VA does not believe your doctor. Even if your doctor supports your claim, the VA may reject their opinion. If your doctor failed to comment on the specifics of your disability claim or respond to the specifics in your file, the VA may deny your claim. Something as minor as your doctor not using the VA’s specific verbiage and language can result in a denial.
  • You were never diagnosed. In order to get your claim approved, you need to have been diagnosed with an injury or illness. For example, while exposure to dangerous substances may lead to a valid disability claim, the exposure itself will not get you benefits without a proper diagnosis of the disability from your doctor. This is especially important for mental health illnesses such as PTSD. Even if you are being treated for symptoms, you must have your doctor officially diagnose you if you seek veterans benefits.

Our attorneys will work with you to ensure your VA appeal is completed fully, all reasons for denial are addressed, and your disability promptly appealed. We know how important it is for you to secure benefits, and we are here to help.

Start With A Free Case Evaluation — We Are Here For You

When you need help, turn to Colonel (Retired) Rick Rousseau. We offer free case evaluations so you can discuss your case and get started. To make an appointment with one of our lawyers, call 254-699-9999, 409-356-9944 or send us a message.

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“Judge Susan Criss is a brilliant, well established attorney. She dedicates herself to best outcome of her clients. You cannot go wrong by hiring this firm. They will take care of your needs.”

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“ I am very happy with the service and attention that I received at this firm. Mr. Richard Rousseau was friendly and always easy to get in touch with when I had questions. Overall I rank this as an excellent experience.”

–A.W.

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Rick Rousseau and his team at the Criss & Rousseau Law firm handled my affairs and legal needs in a timely and professional manner. I very much appreciated the attention to detail and the warm and inviting atmosphere. If you are a veteran it would be well worth your time to visit with this retired JAG officer.

-S.B.

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Rick Rousseau was a life saver for me… He guided me through all of the stumbling blocks of putting together a Power of Attorney and educated me on Medicare and Medicaid. My trip to Texas was quick and efficient thanks to his guidance – if it hadn’t been for his help there would have been many wasted hours and expense. I would strongly recommend Rick and his firm to anyone in a similar set of circumstances.

– R.W.

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SUSAN E. CRISS

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Attorney Susan E. Criss spent 15 years serving as a Texas District Judge. She is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a former prosecutor who served almost a decade in the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. Her experience as a prosecutor and judge allow her to understand how the other key players in the courtroom may approach your case. This understanding helps her build highly effective and proactive defenses for her clients.

 

RICHARD W. ROUSSEAU

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Attorney Rick Rousseau is a retired Colonel with 27 years of active duty experience as a Judge Advocate (JAG). He formerly served as the Staff Judge Advocate for Fort Hood. Rick’s extensive experience in the military allows him to offer real help to those facing issues related to military law and veterans disability benefits.

 

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