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I GOT MY SOC DENIAL WITH FORM 9 WHAT NEXT

DAV SEZ YOU GOT 60 DAYS I THOUGH IT WAS A YEAR TO APPEAL

CAN I GET A LAWYER

CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD LAWYER

THKS

GREN

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Watch the deadline it can kill your appeal. If the BVA denied than you have 60 days and as soon as you file you will be contacted by plenty of lawyers. I am sure that some Hadit members who are using Lawyers will chime in soon.

Good Luck

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Did you get a letter saying you have 30 days in which to respond?

The 30 day part might say you can ask for 60 days to respond but you still have to tell them this within 30 days- read the SOC carefully= response times of 60 days have been changed in most cases to 30 days.

Pete - I never heard from any lawyer when I was at the BVA. 12 of them however contaced me when I filed a writ of mandamus at the CAVC.

I mentioned NOVA in another post this vet made- they have a list of BVA and CAVC lawyers at their web site.

Rich Cohen-fabulous vets lawyer himself- will also respond to any email as time allows with any questions as to the list of lawyers-his email contact page is there-he is Executive Director-NOV, has goiven much testimony to the H VAC and was my guest at SVR radio last year and due for a come back there as he was a great guest to have- it was a very informative show-

Still the reason they denied is what must be overcome by evidence.

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That is nice to know - that when you file, lawyers will contact you.

I had a horrid time trying to find a lawyer for our SSA claims. Most lawyers handle disability. Survivor benefits are not that lucrative, I suppose - because as a general rule, SSA doesn't mess with survivors that much.

I found it much easier, and much quicker, just to learn enough of the law to hang in there myself (though it was neither easy, nor quick) than to try to find a lawyer to help.

Most discussions with lawyers went something like this:

Them: When did you become disabled?

Me: I am not disabled. This is a SURVIVOR claim.

Them: So what work limitations do you have?

Me: I have no work limitations. This is a SURVIVOR claim.

Them: Oh... okay.. so when did you stop working...

Me: AAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Watch the deadline it can kill your appeal. If the BVA denied than you have 60 days and as soon as you file you will be contacted by plenty of lawyers. I am sure that some Hadit members who are using Lawyers will chime in soon.

Good Luck

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I can refer you to NOVA a group of lawyers that specialize in VA claims

http://www.vetadvocates.com/

I would try the lawyers in your state but any of the lawyers can handle it I know some who take cases from over seas even good luck

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