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How to Receive Your Nexus Letter For VA Disability

Are you trying to secure your VA disability benefits? It may be more time-consuming than you think. We advise you to gather the proper paperwork before applying to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. Even if you know you sustained your injury during your time in the military, there is a chance you may be denied unless you have strong evidence linking the two. This is why having a strong medical nexus letter is one of the best ways to support your claim.

What Is A VA Nexus Letter?

A nexus letter shows the connection between a veteran’s injury or medical condition and their military service. To apply for VA benefits, a veteran needs to have a professionally written nexus letter to determine what benefits they qualify for. A nexus letter can also strengthen your claim by showing enough evidence that your condition is on the VA’s Presumptive List and is directly service related. They are also beneficial for creating a legal counterargument after a C&P exam where the examiner doesn’t make the connection between the two. While you can submit a nexus letter at any time during the claim process, submitting it at the moment of filing is advisable.

Who Should Write It?

A nexus letter should be completed by a certified medical professional, preferably a VA or VA-contracted doctor with experience writing these documents. The problem is that many VA doctors or examiners are discouraged from writing nexus letters establishing the connection between your illness and military service. Since they are affiliated with the VA, doing so would be a conflict of interest.For this reason, your best option is to search for a private doctor experienced in your specific condition to write one for you. You can also consult with professional veterans’ disability lawyers who have connections with medical professionals who have experience providing medical opinions in a legal setting.

The Most Important Components Of A Nexus Letter

The perfect nexus letter needs to be accurate, professional, and credible for it to be accepted. It needs to have a clear connection between your injury and military service. Here is what your letter should have for your claim to be successful.

A Full Analysis Of Claim-Related Medical Records

The VA is looking for a professional’s opinion based on all the evidence. You must ensure that the doctor writing your nexus letter has thoroughly reviewed your case file. If your doctor misses something, you risk your claim being rejected. The legal argument must also address any potential inconsistencies or specific points in your records to strengthen your case further.

A Medical Professional’s Qualifications

The more specific your doctor’s qualifications are to your injury, the better. They need to show their medical expertise to comment on your medical condition. In addition to your nexus letter, your doctor must provide their professional title, credentials, certifications, and resume.

How Much Does A Nexus Letter Cost?

The process of getting a nexus letter can vary based on the provider. However, the average cost is around $1,500. Some charge a flat fee, while others charge a percentage of the compensation once a veteran’s claim is successful. Before you pay for anything upfront, always research previous client reviews or cases they have worked on to avoid falling for scams. Make sure that the professional you choose is certified to discuss your case and has previous experience.

Why Is a VA Nexus Letter Important?

A VA nexus letter is the key to a successful VA disability claim. It gives you the support of a medical expert who can help you decisively win your case. As long as you choose a trusted medical professional or veterans’ disability lawyer, you will receive the compensation you deserve. 

If you need more information about a nexus letter for your VA disability case, you can contact our New York veterans’ disability benefits lawyers at Turley, Redmond, and Rosasco. Call us at 855-208-7783 or submit an online intake form to schedule a free initial consultation today. We serve Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and more.

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