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Understanding the Freedom of Information Act 

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The Freedom of Information Act can be a helpful tool to overturn benefits denials for VA claims and other legal matters. With the help of your attorney, you can file a FOIA request that can give you access to the information you need to get your claim approved. A lawyer can help you write any necessary letters, fill out required forms, and represent you before the government to get your questions answered.

When you seek payment for disabilities related to military service, you deserve excellent legal counsel to get you the full amount you are owed. Contact us today for a diligent, experienced veterans’ attorney who will be a strong ally in your corner.

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was passed to ensure that the citizens of this country have some degree of oversight over government agencies. In an election-based government, having informed citizens is critical. This is especially true in agencies such as the VA, where disabled military personnel injured during service depend on payments to provide for their families.

The FOIA requires the agency to release information pertinent to the individual’s claim when requested. Any FOIA documents released must be approved as there are some exceptions regarding what can be released. For example, your privacy and the privacy of others should be protected.

Contact us immediately for help knowing when and how to request FOIA documents.

How Does Understanding the Freedom of Information Act Help My VA Claim

Using the FOIA is an essential tool that skilled veterans’ lawyer use to build a case. We can find out why your claim was denied, which will help us build the best case when appealing the denial. We may uncover information such as missing evidence of your diagnosis, which we can then remedy with our appeal. FOIA releases may also show weaknesses in the VA’s case against you, which we can use in appealing their decision.

Having the FOIA can be critical in getting your disability claim approved but doing so can be complicated without the help of a knowledgeable legal team. Call our law firm for help with your VA claim today.

Can a Lawyer Help Me Exercise My Rights Under the Freedom of Information Act?

When the government turns down your request for disability payments, you may feel like you have nowhere else to turn. However, the injuries caused during your military service should be covered. There is simply no excuse for a mistaken VA denial to rob you of the compensation you’re due. Our veterans’ lawyer can help.

Our attorney has personally experienced the maddening process of seeking results from the bureaucratic VA. These experiences and years of legal practice helping other veterans give him the skills to make a difference in your case. Please don’t feel that you have to fight this fight alone. Reach out to us today to discuss how your rights under the Freedom of Information Act can affect the results of your VA claim. Call us at (612) 888-9567 for a consultation today.

Many veterans who were injured or became ill due to their service are wrongfully denied reimbursement by the VA. This can occur because a counselor was misinformed about the law, simply made a mistake, or was outright biased against veterans. With the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you can access documentation explaining why your claim was rejected. This information can then lead you, along with the help of your veterans’ lawyer, to get the VA’s decision reversed.

When facing the government in such vital matters as disability benefits, you need the help of a dedicated, talented attorney. Our lawyer is devoted to helping veterans get the results they deserve, even when it means fighting the VA on your behalf. Call us right away to get started.

What is the Freedom of Information Act

The FOIA was designed to give more transparency to the government so the people could hold them accountable for the actions of agencies such as the VA. This is an excellent tool to have when your claim is wrongfully denied. Knowing why the VA rejected your request gives us insight into how to develop the best appeal. We may be able to provide more or better evidence of your condition, as well as link it back to your military service.

Reach out to our law firm today for help requesting the documentation you need through the FOIA to get answers regarding your VA disability denial.

What Exclusions Are There in the Freedom of Information Act?

While the FOIA can make a huge difference in your VA claim, there are times when a FOIA request will not be honored. For example, the government will not release information that violates the privacy of other individuals. It also may not apply to the actions of elected officials or private entities.

If you believe that seeking information through the FOIA will be helpful in your VA case, contact us right away. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss the details of your claim to see what your next step should be.

Can an Attorney Help Me with My Freedom of Information Act Request?

When you need to submit a request for documentation through the FOIA, the first thing you should do is reach out to a trusted legal representative for help. Going up against government agencies with their professional lawyer can be daunting and, quite frankly, futile. You will need legal counsel from someone who knows the system and has experience handling such cases.

You can turn to our law firm for the legal representation you deserve. Our veterans’ lawyer has personally handled many cases for soldiers, veterans, and their families and has been recognized in various awards, including the Veterans’ Voice Award. For legal counsel that you can trust and for an attorney who will fight for your rights no matter what, look no further than our law firm. We are ready to meet with you and see what we can do to help, so call us today at (612) 888-9567.