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To anybody that can help me,

By myself I got an L rating on A & A & am 100 % Comped T & P

I have called 4 different VA Lawyers today & it seems none are interested or have never done an A & A claim before.

One told me he "Only worked on percentage cases" & I said " This claim goes back to 1997 & that will be a pretty big percentage if U can raise the rating which is now at an L"

I explained to every damn one of them I had a truck load of opinions from my VA Docs & they still weren't interested.

Am I to believe these VA Lawyers are like the SS Lawyers & will only take a case if it is a slam dunk?

Berta told me they can't take the L Award away from me if I NOD it so I guess I'll have to pursue this on my own.

Thank You

GARY

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They probably don't understand A&A claims. Keep looking until you find someone who understands that there is a payday in it for them if they win. That would be 20% of 11 years of backpay. Even a lawyer can add that up. That is good pay for just showing up with a brief and making a argument.

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Gary,

You have done so well on your own - I have a feeling you - yourself can get the L raised

since you have the Medical Evidence.

jmho,

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Maybe their ears would perk up when you say you are seeking the SMC M award or higher-

still they know that the VA will deduct what you get now from any retro award-

If I were you I would do it myself- as long as you have medical evidence of higher award level- you dont need a lawyer-

that should be the case for any one here-

should be- but it often isnt-

20 lawyers told me I didnt have a case Gary-

I won my FTCA case by myself-

I called some of them up and told them how much money they lost.

After that every time I walked into the Steuben COunty Court House Law library-the lawyers in there treated me with plenty of respect-this all involved the VAMC minutes from the court house so it spread like wildfire when I won-

and of course countless vets contacted me feeling they too were malpracticed on-at this same hospital-

I got the first vet (a friend of my husbands-who didnt even understand the Section 1151 claim I prepared for him-) 100% and SMC under 1151 in 4 months- and sent the rest of these vets to my POA who is right on the Bath VA grounds.

The SMC regs are intricate and I also suggest that you obtain a copy of the VBM- only a few pages might help you-it costs 130 bucks with S/H advocates rate-but the SMC stuff helped me figure out how high the level of SMC was due my husband in his lifetime- never awarded-for my CUE claims.

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