Southgate Veterans Disability Attorneys

Benefits for Michigan Veterans

Few firms have the dedication and skills necessary to handle claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Disability Attorneys of Michigan is a firm with a strong reputation for providing excellent service.

Our Southgate Attorneys are dedicated to representing Veterans in their fight for the federal disability benefits they so rightfully deserve. Whether you have been denied disability, or you believe you deserve a higher rating, Disability Attorneys of Michigan can handle your appeal at any stage of the process.

With Attorneys accredited to handle cases before the Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, you can trust that you will get the highest level of representation possible.

We fight for disabled veterans who had the courage to fight for us!

  • Agent Orange
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder “PTSD”
  • Traumatic Brain Injury “TBI”
  • Disability Compensation for Service Connection
  • Non Service Connected Pension Benefits
  • Secondary Service Connected Claims
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Individual Unemployability and more!

When disabled veterans should appeal

  • There are several different time limits to filing an appeal with an adverse decision from VA.
  • If you received a Rating Decision from the Department of Veterans Affairs…
  • You have the option to file a Notice of Disagreement to appeal this decision. A Notice of Disagreement must be filed within 1 year from the date of the mailing of the VA notice to the claimant of the adverse Rating Decision.
  • If you received a Statement of the Case
  • You can file a VA Form 9, Appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. The VA Form 9 must be filed with the VA Regional Office within 60 days of receipt of the Statement of the Case, or within the remainder of the one-year period from the date of mailing of the Rating Decision by the VA Regional Office, whichever period ends later.
  • If you received a denial from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals

If you disagree with the final decision from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and want to appeal, you must file a Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims within 120 days after the date the Board of Veterans’ Appeals mailed a copy of its final decision. That date which is stamped on the front of the decision.

Read Our Client Testimonials:

“The lawyers at Disability Attorneys of Michigan are wonderful! Samantha Ball and her team made this process very easy from the beginning of filing an appeal, to my hearing. They are very thorough, professional, always eager to help and very comforting. I highly recommend them!” -Flavia T., Southgate MI

“I was impressed at how prepared my attorney Erika Riggs was for my hearing! Also, so happy that she took my case on, after I was dropped from an out-of-state company! My attorney was so very nice and informative about the whole process that I felt pretty relaxed talking to the judge! But the best thing about working with Disability Attorneys of Michigan was the fact that I won! Thanks again to all who worked so hard for me I appreciate your service so much! And thanks to the best attorney around! I highly recommend this company!” – Tammy P., Southgate MI



Southgate is a suburban city in central Wayne County of Michigan, United States. With a population of over 30,000, the city borders the cities of Riverview (south), Wyandotte (east), Allen Park (northwest), Taylor (west), and Lincoln Park(north), as well as Brownstown Township (southwest). Southgate was established as a city in October 1958, which was one of the last remaining portions of the now-defunct Ecorse Township of Michigan.

Southgate Legal Resources:

28th District Court – The 28th District Court serves the community of Southgate, Michigan. The 28th District Court’s web page offers 24/7 information resources for the types of cases the court handles and court programs.

Southgate Police Department – The mission of the Southgate Police Department is to: Protect Public Safety while respecting the rights and dignity of all people; Promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime and the fear of crime; Maintain order and provide the expected service that the community desires; Practice their core values of honesty, integrity, respect and service; Select and retain quality personnel who will best represent the
police profession and the City of Southgate.

Southgate Public Library – The City of Southgate Veterans Memorial Library serves as the cultural and informational center for the City of Southgate in order to provide a wide variety of materials, programs and services for residents of all ages. Southgate Veterans Memorial Library is happy to accept help from people who wish to volunteer or those who need to complete community service time.