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Who Lobbied Against The Right To Have A Attorney

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Along with the DAV, it was either the VFW or American Legion that lobbied congress not to allow vets to have attorneys represent them. I Cant remember but I am about to renew one of them and I want to make sure it wasnt the one who was against my rights to have a attorney if I CHOOSE SO............................come on elders help me here

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I think they pretty much all did. Before you renew your membership to a VSO, check to see what the head honcho is earning:

https://www.disabledveterans.org/2013/04/24/vets-outraged-over-veteran-organization-exec-pay/

The heads of VSO's all pretty much earn a quarter million or more per year, and so your membership renewal will go to support this. Not me. Not a dime. If I earned a quarter million and my VSO earned an average of $1000 per month, like disabled Vets do, then I would donate. They already earn too much, and, yes, they want to keep it that way by making sure we cant hire lawyers. Its to "protect us"..yea right. Remember, this does not mandate attorney representation, it simply allows Vets the same benefits criminals get.

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They all are against attorneys. They are afraid vets will get something they cant.

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I was putting pressure on for veterans lawyers for about 6 years. I am sure there were many others who were in this battle for many years. I hammered the house, the senate, the president, and anyone else that would listen. All of the VSO's had something negative to say about these vets lawyers.

I kept saying that there was an entire legal system set up against the veteran and that for the veteran to find a lawyer that would accept his case for under $50.00 was ridiculous and disrespectful.

The DAV (Violente) was one most opposed to veterans lawyers. From what I remember he was saying that lawyers would take advantage of veterans. The VSO least opposed was the VVA.

I couldn't hardly believe it when the VA started allowing lawyers. It kind of left me in shock. Wide stance Larry Craig was on the veterans committee in senate then.

If you are looking for a VSO, I would say use the VVA. The AL and VFW are not much more that bars and they play games with veterans claims.

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Found this rediculous statement from VSO's:

http://www.fb-firm.com/CM/FirmArticles/LegalRepresentation.asp

Two VSOs, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Veterans for Foreign Wars (VFW), in particular were opposed to the legislation for reasons which, on their face, made sense. A veteran should not have to engage and pay for a lawyer to simply obtain the benefits to which he is entitled.

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It amazes me more attorneys don't want to rep Vets cause they would make a lot more than working on Social Security Claims. Takes longer but many Veterans would pay 20% of backpay and that is a lot.

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