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Residing in Virginia, I'm looking for help filing a new claim with various disabilities.  

I'm already receiving Service Connected disability, but with new health issues, I believe they are connected.  Already have all medical records.  Just need a reputable place to help me put this package together here in Virginia.

I've reached out to the DAV, but they are operating on a very limited time and it's been difficult for me to talk to anyone there.

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I don't think an attorney is going to help you fill out the forms for a claim. It is my understanding that an attorney can't collect any money from you unless they represent you in front of the BVA. I

You really dont need a "claims agent" just to apply.  Get a VSO because they are free.  I dont know what city you are in, but the easiest way is to go to your local VAMC.  Ask, if you dont know, where

Go to the Virginia Department of Veteran Services. they have lawyers on retainer and will help you out man. dont waste your time with DAV or VFW. i tried them both in the past and couldnt even get a r

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Top G You could get help here   https://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp You should know that you don't have to get face-to-face to do your claim process. In fact, many are not conducted in person. There is emails, attachments, video conferencing, snail mail, fed ex, etc. The point is don't limit your choices on having to see someone across the table. I isn't necessary in most cases IMHO.

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2 hours ago, GBArmy said:

Top G You could get help here   https://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp You should know that you don't have to get face-to-face to do your claim process. In fact, many are not conducted in person. There is emails, attachments, video conferencing, snail mail, fed ex, etc. The point is don't limit your choices on having to see someone across the table. I isn't necessary in most cases IMHO.

Thank you.  Not sure what/who I should search for though, "Claims Agent" or "VSE Representative"?  Thoughts?

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You really dont need a "claims agent" just to apply.  Get a VSO because they are free.  I dont know what city you are in, but the easiest way is to go to your local VAMC.  Ask, if you dont know, where is the VSO offices.  Mine has DAV, VFW, and a few more.  

OR, just down load the form(s) and fill em out yourself.  https://www.va.gov/find-forms/about-form-21-526ez/

Be sure to sign and date the forms.  KEEP a copy and mail them in to: (Best practice, mail in certified mail, return receipt requested)

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
CLAIMS INTAKE CENTER
PO BOX 4444
JANESVILLE, WI 53547-4444

or Fax to: 
TOLL FREE: 844-531-7818 & 248-524-4260 (Utilized for Foreign Claimants)

OR, IF you have an ebenefits premium account you can apply online.  However, more than one Veteran has had trouble with ebenefits, so I favor just mail it in.  If VA receives your application(s) AFTER Dec 1, it will cost you a month of benefits, if awarded.  So, do it now.  

 

 

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On 11/12/2020 at 7:22 PM, Top G said:

Residing in Virginia, I'm looking for help filing a new claim with various disabilities.  

I'm already receiving Service Connected disability, but with new health issues, I believe they are connected.  Already have all medical records.  Just need a reputable place to help me put this package together here in Virginia.

I've reached out to the DAV, but they are operating on a very limited time and it's been difficult for me to talk to anyone there.

Go to the Virginia Department of Veteran Services. they have lawyers on retainer and will help you out man. dont waste your time with DAV or VFW. i tried them both in the past and couldnt even get a return phone call. guy i work with now calls me back pretty much the same day if not the next every time! he always returns my emails. if you live in virginia, and you want a VSO, this is the way!

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