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  1. There is always more to the story that we will ever know. I recommend if you have a problem with a professional such as an attorney that you take it up with the bar association. It is unfair to bash professionals by name when they have no ability to represent themselves. So please in these situations keep names out of it, if someone wants to pm you for more information that is fine.
  2. @Buck52 the homework does suck, but frankly I would have swung a dead chicken around my head naked howling at the moon if they told me it had a chance of helping, so with that in mind homework didn't sound to bad LOL The only way to the other side is through the muck. But you will have a guide and can take a break when you need it, it is safe, You will have obstacles but you will have tools to overcome them and facing those obstacles and overcoming them will empower new and old parts of you. And of course we will be here for you.
  3. Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog How to Hire an Attorney For Your VA Claim or Appeal Free Guidebook available on the Veterans Law Blog I got an email the other day from a Veteran. It had 2 or 3 sentences about his claim, and then closed at the end: “Please call me. So-and-so told me you were the best and I want your help.” While I appreciate the compliments, I shudder a little at emails like this. For 2 reasons. First, I get a lot of emails like this. And while I diligently represent my clients – I often tell them we will pursue their claim until we have no more appeals or until we win – I am most assuredly not the best. There are a LOT of damn good VA Disability attorneys out there. (Most, if not all, of the best are members of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates…read about one of them, here) Second, I don’t want Veterans to choose their attorney based on who their friend thought was the best. I want Veterans to choose the VA Disability attorney who is BEST for their case. In some situations, that may be the Attig Law Firm. But it may also be be Hill and Ponton, or Chisholm-Kilpatrick, or Bergman Moore. Or any one of the dozens of other attorneys who have made the representation of Veterans their professional life’s work. There are hundreds of attorneys that are out there representing Veterans, and I’m here to tell you that who is best for your friend’s case may not be the best for your case. How do you Find the Best VA Disability Attorney for your Claim? First, you have to answer the question: do you NEED an attorney? Some of you don’t. Some of you have the ability to improve your claim on your own, and fix the problems that are in your claim without need of a professional to help. Some of you are the “do-it-yourself” type, and hiring an attorney will require you to cede control over your claim. If that sounds like you, here are 7 ways that you can dive in and learn more about VA Claims than most other Veterans: #1: Use the resources that appear on this blog – there are over 600 posts of FREE information for those of you that are the “do-it-yourself” type. Get a copy of your C-File, and see if you can figure out if the 5 most commons reasons that the VA is screwing up a VA claim applies in your situation. #2: Subscribe to my free email guides. The Veterans Law Blog offers a free email where I will walk you through the 8 Steps to Improving your VA Disability Claim or Appeal – click here to sign up. #3: Need help learning the VA Claims process? Take a look at the books and Videos that I have written to reveal the secrets of navigating the VA Claims Process. #4: Need help proving your claim, or finding 5 Star Evidence to give your VA Claim wings? I’ve written some other books to help Veterans that need this kind of assistance. #5: Have a Sleep Apnea claim? I’m the only attorney to publish a comprehensive 165 page guide to improving your VA Sleep Apnea claim. Learn how Veterans are using this book – every day – to get their VA Sleep Apnea claim granted without needing to hire an attorney. Once You Decide you Need a VA Disability Attorney, Here is How to Find the Best For YOUR Claim. The more C-Files I review for possible representation, the more I realize how important it is to choose the correct representative for your VA Claim. I see it all the time – a Veteran gets in over their head in their VA Benefits claim, and then starts scrambling to find an attorney. Often, they make a choice that may not be ideal for their claim. Do you know the 8 things I think are important to consider before hiring a VA Disability Attorney, like: * What professional credentials to consider. * Why an attorney’s success rate is the LEAST important question a Veteran should ask. * How an attorney’s case volume and experience may affect you. * How to determine whether the attorney and firm is a good fit for you. * What a law firm’s Internet presence might say about the Firm I have written a FREE guidebook that will answer all of the above questions, and will teach you how to select the VA Disability Attorney that is best for your claim. It also includes 4 Tips on selecting a VA Disability Attorney and a 30-question checklist with some question ideas when you are interviewing attorneys. This isn’t going to be an eBook you save, read once, and forget about. This is something that you can come back to again and again as you try to choose the best VA Disability Attorney for your claim. Let me leave you with this thought about choosing a VA Disability Attorney. Veterans get out of the VA Claims process what they put into it. If you throw a few forms at the VA, and hope that you will get favorable results, you will probably get denied. If you throw “everything and the kitchen sink” at the VA, you will overwhelm and confuse a bureaucracy that is not set up to study and analyze claims to find the right and best way to help Veterans. Same things go for an attorney. If you pick the first one that comes along – or the one that your buddy liked – you stand a good chance of choosing an attorney that is not right for you. Take your time, research several attorneys; use my free guidebook to help you make a smart decision about what advocate is best for your claim. If you do, I am confident that you will have a better experience with an attorney, and who knows, you might just find that they change the way you experience the VA Claims Process.
  4. @Buck52You're welcome. I had a heck of a time with an ER bill myself.
  5. I wish that were so, though it does come with the benefits of living with some lovely family members.
  6. @Berta I missed that - thanks for bringing that to my attention. I've fixed it and it should be readable for guests now.
  7. To change direct deposit online https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/manage/contact
  8. @BertaI agree always get a copy of your c-file here's an article on HadIt.com about it https://www.hadit.com/requesting-your-va-c-file/ but you can do a google search and find other great information about your c-file and it's importance. You never know how a c and p may have turned out for you until you read the report. The c-file, the c and p report, your military service records and your military medical records along with a variety of other documents all represents intelligence you are gathering so that you can properly plan your next step. Chris Attig of VeteransLawBlog.org offers a 3 hour video on What a C-file is and how to get it and use it for $49.99 I believe hadit.com members get a discount with code hadit. Here's a short video about it The VA C-File: How to Get It & How to Use It! (3+ hour VIDEO)
  9. Your local Vet Center is a good starting place. Also check with psych doctor about a referral into any programs they may know about.
  10. I think maybe you are misunderstanding me. There is nothing wrong in this thread, being that the President was mentioned and politics is such a hot topic, I just mentioned it because I have seen posts go downhill fast so it was just caution on my part.
  11. @Berta I'm talking about fights breaking out over politicians.
  12. no politics please - an important story to be sure but let's not get into a political discussion here, take it to facebook if you want to talk politics.
  13. I'm getting rid of most things either selling it or giving it away. I am blessed my niece and nephew are handling the move and getting the house ready to sell. I live a very minimalist life. I have 6 T-shirts for daytime wearing, 6 for night time wearing and 6 pairs of pants. My computer stuff and desks come with me, but little else. Most of the stuff in the house is the kids so they have been moving it out a bit each week. My nephew is selling myself, sometimes when I wake up in the morning another piece is gone. My niece and nephew are hard chargers and going ninety to nothing to make this happen fast for me.
  14. I need to sell my house and move into my nephews house. Things will be a bit hectic for a few weeks, so bear with me while I get through this. If you send me a PM it might take a bit longer to answer but I will be checking email and things, just not as enough as usually do.
  15. SC = service connected. A disability must be connected to service to receive compensation.
  16. Thank you all for the help this month, we got the bills paid for May and we are moving forward.
  17. first thing get set up with Veterans Affairs psych appointment so they can diagnose and help you with this.
  18. @Okemos_Veteran74 We have a new feature called clubs all members with ranks of second class and above can create a club about topics that interest them. You can create a club here https://community.hadit.com/clubs/ a club might be just what you are looking for. I don't have much experience using this feature but give it a go and pm with questions and I'll see if I can find the answer.
  19. Supporters so far MrPain7 Buck52 broncovet pwrslm allan1351 Okemos_Veteran74 WomanMarine Vet Dog and wife kanewnut L
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