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    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

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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 her

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

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 the

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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.

Semper Fi

 

 

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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.

Semper Fi

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