Unfortunately, it can take up to 2 or 3 years to file a case and eventually collect benefits. You will likely end up working with you lawyer for at least 18 months so we recommend speaking with several attorneys and finding one that you feel very comfortable working with. The Board of Veterans Appeals says that once your case is in court, they will reach a decision in about 500 days. In addition to seeking an experienced attorney, you should look for one that you get along with personally, that answers your questions and is willing to travel for you if needed.
If you or a loved one has suffered a physical or emotional injury while serving in the US Military and were discharged under honorable conditions, please don't hesitate to contact Boulder, Colorado attorney Sean Kendall at 1-877-629-1712.