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 There are some groups trying to get this new law repealed.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.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Reporting from Veterans Disability Conference

I am posting from New Orleans at the NOVA convention. I am here like many other Social Security Disability lawyers to learn all the aspects of a VA disability claim. I have been looking forward to this convention ever since the new law was past that allows Veterans to hire lawyers for their claims. The good news for vets is that the conference is sold out which tells me that there is allot of interest by attorneys to help our veterans. I know from the e-mails and phone calls I get that there is allot of Veterans out there looking for help with their claim. This conference should go a long way towards making sure there are many qualified lawyers to help with VA benefits. I will post anything I learn at this conference that I think may be of benefit to you. Vets can start hiring lawyers in June.