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No. I have not heard of them. I did look at this website, which sounds like the same company:

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Glancing over this, it looks like their main forte is providing an IMO/IME if you do not have a nexus and your VA doc wont provide a favorable nexus statement.

There are times when an IMO/IME is very valuable, especially when:

1. You Va doc either wont opine, or opines unfavorably in regard to your nexus.

2. Your VA doc has given you a nexus, but you feel he did not list all your symptoms, or understated their severity.

3. Your VA doc will not/has not provided an applicable diagnosis. You wont get compensated unless you have these 3 things:

1. Current diagnosis

2. In service event or aggravation

3. Medical nexus between the two.

An IME/IMO could help with items number 1, or 3, above, but they cant provide an "in service event" this needs to be documented in your service records.

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I am 60% service connected disabled, I was contacted by this company by E-mail. They obviously knew I was a disabled veteran and they had my full name and phone number. They sent me to their website which described TDIU (I'm ashamed to admit I was unaware of this program). As I started to research TDIU, I discovered your website and this forum, I am not a trusting individual and they seem too good to be true. For their service there is no charge unless they can help me, their fees appear to be in line with law firms who help veterans. They are not a law firm, but it appears they are a good fit for my situation, (service connected disability has been established, Gulf war, retired Vet) I am currently in Vocational Rehabilitation, taking a large number of pain meds to finish my degree. I guess I just want to know if this company is reputable and if anyone else has used their services.

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Many Vets are skeptical of the "non attorney" (Vets) practioner, that charges a similar fee as attorneys. Reason: Gee, if you want to get paid as a lawyer then get a law degree.

Many of us here at hadit are equally skeptical of VSO's for some very good reasons. VSO's are "free" in that they are paid by VA.

For me, what works is this:

1. If you are a newbie, first time filer, consider a VSO, but do not count on him to send in the paperwork he says, many have been caught hiding Vets claims in drawers just like Va employees do. If you are real good with computer searches and hadit, then you may not need a VSO, tho be ready for VA (and many Veterans) to try to convince you that they are necessary.

2. If you are "middle" ground, that is, you have some expertise, but need a little help, then you should consider an attorney if you lose at the BVA level, but you can appeal yourself up to the BVA.

3. Even "expert" published authors like ASKnod, however use attorney's to win difficult cases at the CAVC level or above.

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I've been contacted by Vet Comp and Pen. I am currently 30% SC and they claim they can get me to 50% so I can get concurrent VA and Military Retired PAY (MRP). I was told over the phone that their fee was based upon the difference in the increase of rating times 4 months. However, once I started agreeing to their terms, I got to Supplemental Fees page. There are 8 situations that create supplemental fees of which only the first one applies to me. As a retired vet the fee will be 100% of my VA check for 4 months instead of just the increase. Since I will now be getting both VA disability and MRP this will be the first time since I retired that I will now net my full MRP since my former spouse gets a portion as well, (a violation of the US Constitution, which is a topic for another day.) This increase will be based upon a lifestyle impact claim. Vet Comp and Pen was listed with the BBB since April 2016 with no unfavorable comments. Does anyone one have any experience using this company?

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No experience, but a big red flag.  You meet the criteria for rating(s), or you dont.  Yes, a lawyer can help when you get denied for bad reasons, but this is not what you suggested.  They suggest they have some sort of an "in" to getting your benefits awarded at VA.  

Two possibilities come to mind:

1.  They "really do" have an "in" and can "get you" benefits you could not get other wise.  Expect them to be reduced when someone figures out you dont deserve them.  Not good.

2.  They dont really have an "in" but just submit paperwork for you.  You can do that yourself, or through a VSO.  

Im from Missouri and this sounds like a "pension poacher" to me. Pension poachers are disreputable people who tell elderly Vets they can "get them a pension" for  fee.  Well, if you are eligible for pension, you dont need to pay anyone to get it, you just apply.  

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If you feel your evidence would warrant an increase from 30 to 50 (the rating info is here under the VA Schedule of Ratings) I dont feel you would need to consider this outfit.

You might need an independent medical opinion, but that fee would be determined by the IMO doctor with no middlemen.

if you tell us what your SC is for, we can help more.

 

 

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I've been contacted by this company as well.

There Claim to fame is this "lifestyle impact claim" which Is just a claim for Chronic pain disorder which falls under a mental health condition according the VA.  (I could be wrong but this is just the info that I found). So if you have a mental health condition then this claim will do you no good.

I can see where they could help someone who does not want to do the leg work on there claim, say they have kids and full time job or say that person doesn't have 2 - 10 grand to pay for there own IMO. And If you look at return on investment that 4 months fee that they charge is small.

I think in this instance I'm going to withhold judgment until I hear from more people who have used them in the past. They claim to have worked a crazy number for claims in the past.

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An unsolicited contact by a VA Lawyer or anyone else purporting to be able to do anything, for a Fee, is suspect.

If you think your eligible for a Specific Comp Rating, file the FDC with all the Med Evidence attached, even if you think the VA already has the Evidence, better safe than sorry, right.

Why would you want to pay for something that you should be able to do on your own? Somewhere down the Claims road, you may need the VA Lawyer at 20% of your Retro $$, certainly not yet. This outfit that contacted you, sounds like another form of Ambulance Chaser, only not an actual Lawyer.

If you had initiated the contact, might be a different story. Appears they probably paid for your contact info.

Sounds like an outfit I looked into back in 14 or 15, after seeing them trolling Hadit. A guy (Vet?) and his girlfriend, a (PA?) out near AZ or Vegas, were trying to hustle up IMO business for a New business they started. The girlfriend, a "PA," was doing the IMOs. In my opinion, paying upfront for a Medical Opinion from other than an actual MD/DO, preferably a Board Certified Specialist, would not be a prudent move.

Your Claim, your Decision.

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Gastone, that concerned me too. How is this company getting email and/or phone # contact for disabled veterans?

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"How is this company getting email and/or phone # contact for disabled veterans?"

Someone or some entity is selling the info? In the past, some of the veterans service orgs

sold data.

Anyway, there are public records that might also be used.

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"The Game is Afoot."

Started me thinking, this guy posted on Hadit in early 15 or mid 14, not sure. Will have to check my Response posts from back in that area. As I recall, found that their New Company shared an office with an attorney in Az, I think.

There was another post on the Forum this am, from what should have been a "Paid Advertiser," for all sort of International Documents, all paid for up-front.

Can't say I've really read the Hadit Posting Policies for the Form, this just doesn't pass the Smell Test, with me.

Disguising an Ad as a Comp Forum Post, they'd be the last provider, I would think about using.

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Yeah that post this AM was for illegal activity in my opinion....

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1 hour ago, Gastone said:

"The Game is Afoot."

Started me thinking, this guy posted on Hadit in early 15 or mid 14, not sure. Will have to check my Response posts from back in that area. As I recall, found that their New Company shared an office with an attorney in Az, I think.

There was another post on the Forum this am, from what should have been a "Paid Advertiser," for all sort of International Documents, all paid for up-front.

Can't say I've really read the Hadit Posting Policies for the Form, this just doesn't pass the Smell Test, with me.

Disguising an Ad as a Comp Forum Post, they'd be the last provider, I would think about using.

Semper Fi

we did get hit by spammers and i'm getting that resolved.

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Yea...someone tried to sell fake passports and the like, too.  I reported it to Tbird who banned them.  Its one thing for a Vet to recommend someone who gave them great service, such as a lawyer, but its altogher different for someone to try to get free advertising.  

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true dat, broncovet

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Vet Comp and Pen are medical consultants, not lawyers. They are former VA claims people that got fed up with the way veteran claims were handled, so they formed their own company. The VA intentionally limits claims to less than 50% for retired veterans so they don't qualify for concurrent receipt of both. The vet is still required to submit all claims, they simply provide medical advice that supports their claim. I can't find anything unfavorable on them.

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There are no up front fees, only after the increase in disability rating. If an independent exam is desired, you are required to pay for that of course, but if there is no increase, there are no fees. But if you elect the traditional exam, there are no fees, just takes longer.

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I am giving them a try. What do I have to lose? 

So far everything has been great. They filled out all the paperwork, and mailed it to me with a prepaid envelope. All I had to do was sign and date the papers, and put it in the mailbox. I'll keep you guys updated and let everyone know about my experience with these guys. 

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Those Crooks have been calling me for a few months. IMHO Vets either have the Hard Medical Evidence to support their Claims or Not!!!!  No need to let these companies take advantage of Good Vets!!!

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