USA flag

Our Team Will Fight For Your VA Disability

Helping Veterans With Getting Disability Benefits. Centonzio
Law is the Veterans Disability Law Firm that delivers
compassion, empathy, and results. 

USA flag on a uniform

Why Should You Hire A VA Disability Lawyer To Handle Your Disability Appeal?​

The VA regularly denies valid disability benefits claims and often makes the same mistakes in their decisions. Veterans law is complicated and involves the intersection of medicine and law.

Practice Areas

We Are Ready To Fight For You

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Agent Orange Disability Claims

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Military Sexual Trauma

TDIU/ Unemploymability

Gulf War Syndrome

Sleep Disorders

Mental Illness

How We Can Help You

Our VA Appeals Process

Step 1 – Evaluate

Our process begins with gathering information about your case and reviewing the VA decision you want to appeal. Our attorneys will review your case at no charge and determine if we are able to offer you representation.

Step 2 – Representation

After completing our evaluation of your case and determining that we can help with your appeal, we will offer you representation. We will answer any remaining questions you have about the process, and explain our contingency fee structure. Once you hire our firm, we will send you our initial packet to review and sign. This packet includes our fee agreement and documents necessary to access your VA claims file.

Step 3 – Review Claims File

The VA claims file, or C-file, contains all the documentation that the VA has in connection with claims for benefits. We do a thorough review of the entire c-file to verify what the VA has and what is missing. This is a vital part of our process because it provides us with a roadmap of what we need to effectively represent our clients. The more claims and evidence filed, the larger the c-file will be.

Step 4 – Determine Strategy

Once we have completed our review of your c-file, we will advise you on which claim(s) should be pursued on appeal, what evidence we need to strengthen the claim(s), and come to an agreement on our strategy going forward on your case.

Step 5- Case Development

Once our strategy is set, we will work on gathering the evidence necessary to succeed on appeal. This could include medical opinions, vocational expert reports, psychological evaluations, lay statements, and other supporting documentation. We will also draft a legal brief to submit with any necessary supporting evidence.

Step 6 -Submit Legal Brief and Evidence

We submit our final brief and supporting evidence to the VA and stay in communication with you until a decision is made.

We Represent Veterans Nationwide

We know that your disability claim is important, and our team of disability lawyers is dedicated
to helping veterans and other claimants get the benefits they deserve.

USA Army logo
United States Air Force logo
United States Marine Corps logo
United States Coast Guard logo

Waving USA flag

Committed, Compassionate. Confident

Meet Our Team

The Centonzio Law team is made up of award-winning and highly rated veterans law attorneys. Our VA disability lawyers understand the appeals process and how to get the benefits our clients are entitled to service

Victoria Tamayo
Javier Centonzio
Vanessa Marin Del Rio


What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Mr. Centonzio is a very knowledgeable, caring, and personable attorney who is very active in the local community. He prides himself on providing expedient, professional, personalized services to each and every one of his clients. A U.S. Marine, Javier brings his “can do” attitude to each and every problem, and zealously represents the interest of his clients. I am proud to call him a professional colleague and a personal friend, and I would recommend his services to anyone that is looking for a smart, hardworking, solid attorney who will actually return your calls!

    Brandon Robinson
  • Mr. Centonzio is respectful professional, very friendly and very knowledagble in the areas of law that he manages. He gave me legal advice in the case I presented, obtaining very satisfactory results and the assurance that my case was in place and with the right person. I highly recommend the services of Javier Centonzio.

    Felicia Uyen
  • Javier is an inspiring and admirable individual. His passion for serving our nation’s veterans drives his strong work ethic and competence in the area of veteran’s benefits. I had the honor of studying with Javier at Stetson University College of Law where he assisted in the development of a legal clinic designed to serve veterans. I highly recommend Javier Centonzio.

    Katie May


Our Recent Articles

  • unemployment

    Is It Hard To Get TDIU for PTSD? 

    Suffering PTSD is a difficult thing to live with every day. Veterans who suffer this condition may be entitled to a special VA coverage called Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits (TDIU) that can make a major difference in their lives.

    Read More: Is It Hard To Get TDIU for PTSD? 
  • ptsd man

    The Importance of PTSD Treatment Records in VA Disability Claims

    Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an incredibly complex and difficult journey for many veterans. Your service created traumas that continue to follow you, but you are entitled to benefits through the VA for properly proven claims.

    Read More: The Importance of PTSD Treatment Records in VA Disability Claims
  • TDIU

    Maximizing Your VA Disability Benefits: Exploring TDIU as an Option

    To maximize your VA disability benefits, you want to ensure you are getting the maximum coverage possible based on your disability rating. When appropriate, raising your disability rating can increase the amount of compensation.

    Read More: Maximizing Your VA Disability Benefits: Exploring TDIU as an Option