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Fri May 10, 2019, 11:51 AM

 

Veterans Disability

Hello all....

Maybe this will come as no shock to everyone.

Today I learned that in order for Attorneys to be able to represent Veterans in Disability claims with the V.A. attorneys must agree, upfront, NOT to assist Veterans INITIAL claim filing. Attorneys are limited in representing Veterans APPEALING a claim filed and denied by the V.A.

Instead of the time and effort expended with this approach, which, statistically, results in approximate a 70% denial rate, the engagement of legal assistance with the original claim process would not only reduce time and effort throughout the entire process but would also reduce to amount of stress for veterans locked into a typically overwhelming process. Additionally, benefits awarded would be granted in a more timely fashion for veterans coupled with increase in veteran well-being.

I seems that Congress, in allowing the V.A. to "jackpot" veterans in this manner, actually is a justification to deny medical "treatment", in order to what? Save money?

Saving money? Well, if 70% of claims filed are denied by the V.A. what is the likely percentage of Veterans that will appeal? 10%? 20? 40?

Whatever the percentage of appeals is, it will unlikely be 70%.

Just like the government. Cut funding to individuals while allowing massive hand-outs for golfing adventures for the secret service to babysit the toddler in chief (not that this all started with The Donald).

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Response to Cartaphelius (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 12:03 PM

1. tRump and the reTHUGlicans reveal their corruption with their inhumane behaviors.

We need to be rid of the whole bunch!

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Fri May 10, 2019, 01:58 PM

3. I Applied in 2010

under Obama. I had a disabled friend from the 101st Airborne walk me through the process and
didn't have to appeal anything. I was 100% right from the start. I got what I earned.

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Response to Cartaphelius (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 05:59 PM

4. I applied in 1995.

 

I was turned down in 1999. Before I could appeal, I received a letter from the VA stating that the VA had taken an adversarial stance when it was supposed to help the veteran and I received a 100% service-connected disability 6 months later, of course, retroactive to my first claim. I guess things have changed. It was my psychiatrist who told me to apply on my first visit. I had seen a psychiatrist once when in the army.

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