If your attorney is not accredited by the VA, they’re not qualified to represent you.
This is why it’s important to research your VA disability attorney before hiring. In fact, we encourage you to check us out on the VA’s database. Here are the results for our VA lawyer, .
Continue reading to learn why hiring a VA-accredited attorney is so important to your case.
Why is VA Accreditation Important?
The VA will NOT allow a non-accredited attorney to represent your case. This is why we recommend hiring one of our VA lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI. Our veterans attorneys have passed the background check and examination to become VA-accredited. They also take continuing education credits to keep their accreditation.
An attorney without VA accreditation can give you advice on your case. Yet, they won’t be able to represent you before the VA. Only VA-accredited attorneys can represent service members, veterans, dependents, and survivors before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
What are the Different Types of VA-Accredited Representatives?
To be clear, not all VA-accredited representatives are attorneys. Accredited claims agents and Veterans Service Organizations can also represent you before the VA. Depending on where you live, you may also have county or state government groups who can help. Yet, choosing a VA disability attorney from our law firm will give you the best advantage.
Unlike other VA-accredited representatives, we’re not overwhelmed by large caseloads. This means that your case will receive the attention it deserves. One of ourwill meet with you in person to discuss the specifics of your case. This personalized attention can mean the difference between having benefits granted and denied.
Still aren’t sure what type of VA-accredited representative is best for your case? Check out our blog post to learnwho can help you file a VA disability claim or appeal.
Do I Need a Lawyer for VA Disability?
Laws affecting VA disability benefits change every year. In fact, did you know that the VA changed how you file appeals on February 19, 2019? Ourkeep up on these changes so you can file your appeal the right way.
Our veterans attorneys will make sure you submit your appeal to the VA before the deadline. If you miss your deadline to appeal, your claim will be closed unless you come up with new evidence. Our veterans attorneys help you make the most of this time, ensuring that you don’t miss your chance. Our VA lawyers will also gather medical evidence to prove a service-connected condition.
Check out our blog post to learn how to avoid thetop 5 mistakes when filing for VA disability benefits. (Hint: Hiring one of our VA lawyers can help you avoid all these mistakes.)
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