Veterans Disability: VA Striving to Clear Confusing Language in Claims

Many disabled veterans who struggle with the disability claims process blame some of their frustrations on the confusing terms used in the forms and correspondence with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

In 2010, the Plain Writing Act was passed to promote simplification and clarity in official governmental publications. Everything from bills to brochures is now being evaluated before being put forth to the public eye.

For decades those who write the laws and government correspondence have used antiquated, often confusing terms that can make reading an official document much more difficult for those who do not handle these letters on a regular basis. Terms like “shall” or “no-cost” can be ambiguous or confusing, while others like “hence forth” are words of the past.

Making changes to a terminology system that has been in use for decades is a huge challenge that can take years to fully become effective. In the meantime, a veterans’ disability attorney can help you interpret the documentation involved in your veterans’ disability benefits claim and make sure you understand everything related to your case before you take action.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today  1-855-855-8992.