Thursday, May 10, 2007

Update on Veterans Right To Hire Lawyers

I will try and explain the new law that allows Veterans to hire attorneys to represent them in their claims for disability. When you file your "Notice of Disagreement" will determine at what point in the process you can hire a lawyer. If you filed before June 20, 2007 you can hire a lawyer after the first denial at the Board of Veterans Appeals. If you filed after June 20, 2007 you can hire an attorney right away. There are some groups trying to get this new law repealed. I believe that Veterans should have a right to hire a lawyer early in the process to make sure they have the best chance of winning as early as possible. If the movement to stop lawyers from representing Veterans gains any momentum I will post it here. Click on following link for more information on Veterans Disability.