I just saw this article (click here to open in new window) about some Veterans who are being taken in by a very common scam.
The scam isn’t really all that devious – you can read about it in detail at the above link – it’s as simple as veterans being charged a fee for a service that they can get for free. The problem is that these folks seem to be preying on veterans in nursing homes and other care facilities.
I can think of no reason why you should pay a fee to anyone to help you file your original claim with the VA. The law allows attorneys to receive fees later on in the process, so I’m not talking about that sort of thing (or for merely becoming a dues-paying member of their organization). There are too many Veteran Service Organizations that will help you prepare your claim for free. Some of these scam artists tell vets: “You are paying to make sure your claim is done properly and professionally which decreases the chance of being denied benefits”. There is no service out there which can accomplish this result for a fee. Paying someone to prepare or file your new VA claim is just throwing your money away.
If you would like to discuss your VA claim with a lawyer who handles VA Benefits and Disability appeals, contact the Attig Law Firm, PLLC, for a free consultation with a VA Benefits attorney.
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