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Has anyone followed Veterans Law Blog that states not to use the Form 21-4238 for statements? I have not heard anyone until recently say that using form 21-4138 is useless. Anyone have knowledge of this?

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Yes,

That's just the opinion of well known and highly intelligent Opinion from VA Attorney Chris Attig.

He gives his opinion as to why he thinks the statment in support of claim 21-4238 is not worth the paper its written on!

Veterans have the options to fill it out or not fill it out  veterans choice in my opinion.

As long as we all follow VA Guidelines the VA Sets forth for all Veterans.and provided by Law in CFR's

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I always use statement in support of my claim to be specific about what I'm claiming. I've never had a problem with them.

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I think Chris Attig is referring to they never read it..so that makes it useless.

for some unknown reason the new VBMS format don't read all gov-forms  the 21 -4138 maybe one of those forms,? the new 21 526 ez is what they use more now.

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They have to have been reading mines because I've said some very specific things related to my claim and they added the contentions. So I'm implying that it's not completely "useless". neither have I had my claims slowed down due to submitting them, and I submit a lot. lol

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I used it years ago but now some are saying its useless...  just opinions though.

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