Attorney Kristi Kelly of Suisman Shapiro Succeeds in Appeal for United States Veteran Denied Benefits

Attorney Kristi D. Kelly of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law recently prevailed in an appeal on behalf of a client for Veterans Disability Benefits filed with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The veteran applied for service-connected disability benefits in 2014 and was denied service-connection for his claimed ailments at that time. The denial was appealed in 2015 and has been pending for approximately two years. Attorney Kelly successfully obtained service-connection for all of his ailments and recovered $166,248.13 in back benefits previously denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This successful appeal and recovery of retroactive benefits, as well as monthly benefits going forward, is truly life-changing for this veteran.

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