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      All VA Claims questions should be posted on our forums. Read the forums without registering, to post you must register it’s free. Register for a free account.

      Tips on posting on the forums.

      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


      Use paragraphs instead of one huge, rambling introduction or story. Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.


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      Examples:

      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



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I don't see my post from yesterday, lets try it again. Fast run down, on my post back in 2014 on my denial claim on a cue and appeal. I have seen a VA judge 3 months ago (March) got denied again. I know thru my DAV rep to pursue this further I must hire a VA lawyer. And I got to do this with in 120 days. My DAV is telling me it's over his head or pay grade was his words. Can anyone on here recommend a lawyer with a good track record. Also what perc entage is the going rate they charge. thanks

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If you are going to have to go to the VA Court for Veteran Appeals I heard CCK (Chisolm, Chisolm and Kirpatrick) is one of the best at this level.

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20 percent is the normal charge and I am using Berry Law Firm.  They have been awesome so far!

Also that 20% most of this is paid for you by EAJA.  So the part handled at the CAVC should be covered by another agency and not you!.  I know a lot of people never pay anything.  

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If your a VIETNAM/NEHMER VET

  I m fairly sure if the Veteran is  a nehmer Vet, then NVLSP wiill represent you for free,

Hill & Ponton is good attorneys!!

 CCK LAW  is good!

Chris Attig LAW Blog IS A GOOD VETERAN ATTORNEY!!

Ken Carpenter  is a good veteran Attorney  and a veteran him self.!!!

Barry Law Firm is good!!

or you can look at some of the VA CERTIFIED ACCREDITED CLAIMS AGENTS, most of these guys have study VA Law a long time before becoming claims Agents  so there well experienced also.

you may want to tune in to the hadit podcast radio shows with Jerald Cook and J basser  on Thursdays a 6:00pm central, it will be advertised when they have a show...  they have a lot of information about good attorneys  but remember its always your choice to choose who you think will be the best for your claim.

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I have GloverLuck.

You're at 100%, what is your intent?

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11 hours ago, Oceanbound said:

I have GloverLuck.

You're at 100%, what is your intent?

I can't speak for this veteran as to why he wants to pursue his denial but I can only think even though he maybe 100% but he was denied on a condition/disbility he feels is or should be service connected and wants it to be rated 

  ...even at 100% we can still go higher up on the pay grade   its called SMC (SPECIAL MONTHLY COMPENSATION) and he may be wanting all his service connected disability's rated due to his spouse for the DIC in case he dies.

  lot of reason why a veteran should pursue a service connected disability  it also makes it harder for the VA to  reduce you under the 100% if you have other s,c, ratings. if you ever get a reduction letter.

I don't blame him for wanting this denial turn into a WIN.

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      Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery” instead of ‘I have a question’.


      Knowledgable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title. I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.


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      Post clear questions and then give background info on them.

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      A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?


      I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine but claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?



      B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?

      I was involved in traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?



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