Jump to content
  • Latest Donations

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

Sponsored Ads

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • 0

Vso Assignment


I'll try to post this again.

I had recently experienced having my designated DAV representative somehow mysteriously deleted and replaced with representation through NYS. Since my DRO appeal review is nearly coming to a determination, something really odd with this as it has happened twice within the last six months. I don't get it. Once again today I signed to have the DAV act as representative. Any thoughts?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

I had NYSDVA- and ended up filing a complaint against them with the OGC.Particularily due to a DRO review and what the SOC revealed the rep lied about.

Is your case in Buffalo VARO?

Did you formally revoke the POA with NYS when you signed on POA with the DAV?

The VARO needs to know of any revocation and changes in POA too.

NYSDVA however has since demoted one rep and there has been a major shuffle there - the local office at Bath VAMC has 3 superb vet reps now (I think)

or do you mean a county Veterans Service Center as part of NYS is still showing your POA?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


I filed a notice with my DAV rep immediately, re-authorizing them to act as my representative. The DAV is at the Stratton VA in Albany, N.Y.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
I filed a notice with my DAV rep immediately, re-authorizing them to act as my representative. The DAV is at the Stratton VA in Albany, N.Y.

YOU must make sure that your VA Regional Office has a copy of your current POA. YOU must send the VARO a copy, with your CLAIM FILE NUMBER clearly indicated upon the POA form itself, in the upper right-hand corner!

Trust me on this.

Anytime you file a NEW Power Of Attorney with a different Veterans Service Organization, this NEW POA supercedes the PRIOR POA. You do not have to CANCEL the prior POA in writing, for it is automatically canceled with the receipt of your NEW POA.

The proper POA form is VA Form #21-22 for a specific Veterans Service Organization (for example the VFW or DAV or American Legion, etc.). It is VA Form #21-22a if you wish for a specific person to have your POA.

A specific person can act as an "agent" and represent you if you assign to them your POA. But, they can do this ONLY ONCE, ever, unless they are accredited as a Service Officer acting for a VSO (DAV, VVA, AL, VFW, etc.).

Edited by LarryJ

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask
      Choosing a VA Disability Attorney Means Learning What Questions to Ask. Chris Attig - Veterans Law Blog 

      <br style="color:#000000; text-align:start">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...
      • 1 reply
    • VA Emergency Medical Care
      VA Emergency Medical Care
      • 3 replies
    • Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
      • 0 replies
    • Thanks Berta for your help. I did receive my 100% today for my IU claim on 6/20/2018. It only took 64 days to complete and it is p&t. Thanks for your words of wisdom. 
    • Thank you Buck for your help. I did receive my 100% for my IU claim today June 20, 2018 and it is p&t. The claim only took 64 days. Thank you so much for your help. 

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines