VA Disability Group PLLC

VA Disability Group PLLC

A Veteran Benefits Law Firm - Appealing VA Decisions on behalf of Veterans Before the Board of Veteran Appeals (BVA) and the United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims (CAVC).

Firm Overview

VA Disability Group is a law firm for military veterans and focuses exclusively on veterans' benefit rights - fighting to ensure veterans and their dependents get the benefits they deserve from the Department of Veteran Affairs. We offer free case evaluations. If you believe the VA wrongly denied your claim, a free case evaluation might benefit you. VA Disability Group represents veterans on appeal after the claimant has received an unfavorable Decision Letter from the VA. Representation typically includes the following types of claims:

* Disability Compensation
* Individual Unemployability (IU) and Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU)
* Special Monthly Compensation
* Disability Pension
* Death Benefits, often referred to as Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
* Accrued Benefits
* Other Benefits
Main Office
Main Office
251 N. Rose Street
Suite 200
Kalamazoo  MI  49007
Phone
  • 8448385297
Websites
Veterans Disability
A Veteran Benefits Law Firm - Appealing VA Decisions on behalf of Veterans Before the Board of Veteran Appeals (BVA) and the United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims (CAVC).
Did the VA deny you benefits you are entitled? If so, it is essential that you file your appeal in a timely manner and submit the proper evidence to comply with the VA's stringent requirements. VA benefits involve a complex web of laws, regulations and forms. Don't appeal the VA's decision alone.

Laws governing VA Benefits are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to navigate. Statutes, Regulations, VA Adjudication Procedure Manual M21-1 Manual Rewrite, VA General Counsel Opinions, Board of Veteran Appeals (BVA) Decisions, US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Decisions and Supreme Court Case Law are all laws and venues that must be considered when appealing VA Decisions. Given the complexity of laws governing VA Benefits, it's important that individuals seeking legal help obtain competent legal representation from an attorney experienced and familiar with VA benefit laws. VA Disability Group PLLC is a law firm that focuses solely on veterans' benefit claims and is intimately familiar with VA laws and processes. We will advocate on your behalf during the appellate process, and while we represent you we will communicate with you to ensure you understand where your case stands. Most importantly, we will ensure you develop the proper evidence to strengthen your case and persuasively present that evidence.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

VA Disability Group's principal attorney, Casey Walker, served on active duty in both the Army and Air Force. During that time he served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was also part of a Quick Reaction Force stationed in the Middle East when the USS Cole Naval Vessel was targeted in Yemen. Casey is intimately familiar with the struggles Servicemembers endure for the sake of their country, and some of these struggles persist well beyond active duty.

Recognizing the many struggles veterans and their loved ones deal with, Casey decided to join the Veterans Benefits Administration as a disability claims adjudicator thinking it would be the best way to assist veterans and their dependents with their struggles. To the contrary though, Casey found himself in an organization wrought with bureaucratic hurdles, politics and red tape. This made it difficult and often frustrating to assist Veterans in dire need of help. Further adding to the frustration, while working for the VA Casey consistently had to correct egregious errors of past adjudicators and other VA employees. It appeared the pervasive anti-veteran culture that historically characterized the VA throughout the 20th century was still alive and well in certain parts of the VA. These were some of the considerations which inspired attorney Casey Walker to leave the Veterans Benefits Administration and open a law practice focusing on veterans' rights.

While working as a claims adjudicator within the Veterans Benefits Administration, Casey became intimately familiar with processes and laws governing VA benefits, giving him an "insider's" understanding as to how the VA decides claims.

As a veteran himself, Casey relates to past military members and their dependents and understands the perils most families are confronted with when trying to fight the VA for benefits that rightfully belong to them. Casey's military experience and legal expertise, coupled with his experience as a former VA adjudicator, uniquely qualify him as an effective VA attorney and advocate.

All of these considerations and life experiences played a role in deciding to create a law firm that exclusively represents veterans and their dependents in securing their VA benefits.

Casey Walker

Casey served as an Infantryman Paratrooper in the Army and an Intelligence Analyst in the Air Force. While in the Army, he tried out for and was selected as a member of a Scout Reconnaissance Platoon with the 2/505 Parachute Infantry Regiment. During his time with the Scout Platoon, Casey served on a Quick Reaction Force in the Middle East following the attack on the USS Cole. As an Intelligence Analyst with the Air Force, Casey worked with the 107th Fighter Squadron out of Selfridge Air Base, MI, and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

Following his military service, Casey attended and graduated with honors from Cooley Law School. There he received several book awards, which are awarded to one student in each law class for superior academic performance. While attending Cooley Law School, he helped charter and was President of Cooley Law School's Veteran's Organization. Casey also routinely volunteered as a speaker and assisted in consultations with Cooley Law School's pro bono "Service to Soldiers" program a legal referral and assistance program for veterans returning from combat.

After obtaining his license to practice law in Michigan, Casey was employed as a claims adjudicator (rater) by the Veterans Benefits Administration of the Department of Veteran Affairs. There he became intimately familiar with processes and laws governing VA benefits, giving Casey an "insider's" understanding as to how the VA decides claims. While employed by the VA, Casey realized the critical need for competent and effective veteran advocacy.

After being admitted to the Michigan Bar Association in 2011, Casey became an accredited VA attorney and was admitted to practice law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Casey is intimately familiar with laws governing veterans' benefits and has competently represented veterans on appeal since he began practicing law in 2011.

Casey's legal expertise, coupled with his experience as a former VA employee, uniquely qualify him as an effective VA attorney and advocate.

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