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i am very sick'

i got my soc denial and form 9

my ques is about va form 9

hadit members which box is best

b want hearing in washington ???

c want hearing at local va office ?????

b and c can hadit members make suggestion here thanks

want to appeal all the issues ------ yes this is the way i want to go

will lawyers contact me if i check washington or local level

thks for help in regard to my form 9

vet friend told me green card usps in 30 days riky tik

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I do not recommend a hearing..either locally or in Washington

My Reasons:

Experienced criminal attorneys almost NEVER put their client "on the stand" in their defense because they know the prosecuting attorney will be very skilled at getting them to mess up.

I went without a hearing and did just fine upon appeal.

I think hearings are for people who "want to have their say". If you do need to talk to someone, that is fine..get a counselor, but the ALJ that hears your case is not one of those.

Maybe someone else has the numbers, that is how many cases were won with a hearing vs without a hearing.

One problem is that even if you give all the right answers, then they will think you are not disabled!

I think you should elect no hearing..I think hearings are a trap for you to say something that will hurt or even destroy your case.

I think you should "write your case down", that is, clearly state your reasons you think you are eligible for benefits. If you think the VA made errors in the decision, cite the regulation, and the "reasons for decision" why you think the way you do. If you need help writing this, get a VSO or other trusted friend skilled at writing to help. Ask the VSO for help.

Finally, probably the most important reason is that a hearing Will delay your case, because you have to wait for a hearing officer to have time on his schedule, which could be 2 years, and you will have to wait still longer for a decision.

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My experience was a Hearing at Local Office advanced my claim each time. It happened 4 times for me.

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