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Dav, Good Or Bad?

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Don't know much about the organization. All I know is that they seem to know more about my husbands claim than me, hubby, and VA. We really don't know how they got our info. Are they legit? Is it an edge to use them?

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they are legit and can be good or bad depending on your iso, i've had good and bad from the dav, but the dav stood by me during my dro and though i thought they would be unprepared, they were very prepared and my claim was approved.

 

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These folks are trained to assist you in the claims process. You have to give them your POA in order for them to represent you. They do have a person who actually works at the regional office and they are good for turning stuff in to the VA and getting information. That is what I would use them for.

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We just found out that they do have POA and have had it since my husband's stay in the VA hospital in January of 2006 so I guess this is a good thing?

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Yes -they are very legit.

The BEST vet rep your husband will ever have is himself -and you -if you can help him.But I agree it is good to have a rep on your POA.

My husband had the DAV and after he died I maintained them on POA for 3 years. The rep we had was very negative regarding the evidence.Even when my husband was awarded SSA solely for PTSD, the rep told me maybe this would help his PTSD claim and maybe not.He had never heard of WAshington V Derwinski.(SSA finding solely for service connected disability is probative evidence of unemployability due to service)

I won his claims myself.Unfortunately he had already died when the award letters came.

MANY DAV reps however are Very good.And they are overworked and overwhelmed.

Being proactive about a claim and gathering the evidence the VA says they need in the VCAA letter is what helps a claim to succeed.

Actually I didn't win his claims at all -I said that wrong-- the overwhelming evidence did.

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