Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do if my VA claim is denied?

If you have been denied benefits you can always file an appeal. Let our experience help you get started today!

What if my current VA rating seems low?

If you suspect your current VA rating is low, you might be right. Reach out to us for a conversation. We can talk about your current rating and your disabilities. After providing your current rating information, our staff will be able to give you an opinion of your claim’s strength.

What type of claims do you specialize in?

Individual Unemployability Claims Remands Higher Level Reviews Appeals and Overturning Denials Rating Increases Agent Orange Sleep Apnea Earlier Effective Date PTSD DIC/Widow Heart Disease Reopening Closed Claims Mental Condition Claims Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia Military Sexual Trauma Back, Neck, Feet and Spine Problems Secondary Claims Supplemental Claims Board of Veterans Appeals Cases Medical Nexus Letters CAVC Refferals Hypertension Joint Pain(Feet, Hips, Ankles, Back, Knees, Shoulders, Elbows, Hands, Toes & Neck) Clear and Unmistakeable Errors Headaches and TBI Gulf War Syndrome Presumptive Claims Initial Claims Reevaluations Reductions Irritable Bowel Syndrome GERD Digestive Issues Sleep Disturbances Sinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis Ear conditions, Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Hearings

What is Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services?

We are a national VA accredited disability advocacy firm located in Jacksonville, NC. We represent veterans worldwide in their claims for VA disability benefits.

What states do you represent veterans in?

Jacksonville Veterans Disability Services is headquartered in Jacksonville,NC and serves US military veterans both across the nation and US veterans living in forgein countries internationally. Services for veterans with disabilities from military service nationwide and worldwide, including clients near all VA regional offices and their areas of jurisdiction: places such as Montgomery, Alabama; Anchorage, Alaska; Phoenix, Arizona; Little Rock, Arkansas; Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Hartford, Connecticut; Wilmington, Delaware, Washington, D.C.; St. Petersburg, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Boise, Idaho; Indianapolis, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; Wichita, Kansas; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; Togus, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Detroit, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; Jackson, Mississippi; Ft. Harrison, Montana; Lincoln, Nebraska; Reno, Nevada; Manchester, New Hampshire; Newark, New Jersey; Albuquerque, New Mexico; New York City; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Fargo, North Dakota; Cleveland, Ohio; Muskogee, Oklahoma; Portland, Oregon; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Columbia, South Carolina; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Nashville, Tennessee; Houston and Waco, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; White River Junction, Vermont; Roanoke, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; Huntington, West Virginia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Germany; Japan; Afghanistan; Iraq; France; Turkey; China; Mexico and Canada.

What is a nexus letter and how does it work?

Do you provide nexus letters?

We are VA claims agents which means we prepare, present and prosecute claims. Our services include finding providers to provide nexus letters for our clients but we do not write the nexus letters ourselves. A “nexus” for a veterans disability claim is a link or connection between two or more things. The purpose of the NEXUS letter is to make the connection between your (the veteran's) current medical condition and either a service-connected condition or to an event related to your military service. A successful nexus letter is drafted by a medical professional, has an affirming statement reviewing the veteran’s medical history, provides supporting evidence, references to medical research, and ends with specific VA desired language that confirms their medical opinion. Ideally, a nexus letter would come from your primary care physician. But in most cases, especially if the VA is treating you, this is not feasible. Why? Because VA doctors are generally dissuaded from writing nexus letters or giving any opinions about the service connection of your condition. Also, many private civilian healthcare providers are unwilling to write nexus letters because they do not understand the VA system. Nexus letters can be very beneficial after a negative C&P examination and for appeals, especially if the examiner found no evidence between the claimed condition and your military service. I never advise getting a nexus letter for an initial claim except in rare circumstances like lost service treatment records. See what the VA examiner says about the claim first before deciding whether a nexus letter is needed. For more info, nexus letter templates, samples, examples or to find a nexus letter provider see our veterans disability law blog at: