Jump to content
!! Advice given is in no way a substitute for consulting with a competent Veterans law firm, such as one on the NOVA advocate website !! ×
New Donation Option Better for Us and You ×
VA Disability Claims Community Forums - Hadit.com
  • donate-banner-email-dec-2023.png

  • 0

After June 20, 2007, Disabled Veterans Will Be Able To Hire An Attorney Much Earlier

Rate this question


bena

Question

  • Answers 16
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Recommended Posts

  • HadIt.com Elder

Even though you can get an attorney the trick is going to be to find one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

Oh, yeah, they have to get up to speed on the VA basics. It is different doing sophisticated appeals at the court rather than basic claims dealing with the RO. I can imagine these lawyers handing cases off to their paralegals to do the basic stuff. The claims will be all over the place and in every stage of development. Wait until they start tying to get answers from the RO and get stonewalled like we do. Not like SSA where everything goes to an AJ to decide.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Being able to hire an attorney is great. But do you really think the idiots at the RO are going to treat an attorney any better than they do us. This is actually probably going to give them the ammo they need to push the backlog to 1.5 million claim and be able to blame it on the veteran.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

Ricky:

They will have to treat attorneys better than they do us.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The backlog will actually be to the attorney's benefit - since so many vets are not 100% disabled - The larger the retro check - the bigger the attorney's check when all the small claims are finally approved.

However, like Social Security - the attorney's will pick up plenty of cases that are pretty straighforward and simple to get through.

One things Vets have to keep in mind is to also keep the attorney's accountable.

Make sure they aren't doing an inefficient job -- and blaming the VA.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

Actually having Attorneys will probably decrease the backlog as they will screen out a lot of claims that are marginal or with no merit. That is my opinion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Guidelines and Terms of Use