Laws regarding veterans disability claims have changed significantly
since the early 20th Century. VA disability rules regarding attorney
representation and fee structures has certainly loosened, thereby,
protecting claimants from unfair treatment when seeking to rectify
their status as a disabled veteran. Formerly, lawyers
for VA claims were restricted in how
much they could charge to represent a client. These tight constraints
kept truly qualified litigators from taking on the case types.
However, things have changed and for the better.
So what do the new regulations passed by Congress say about the
subject? In a nutshell, lawyers for VA claims may step in and charge
a nominal fee after a Notice of Disagreement has been filed by the
client. This strictly applies after the laws changed around 2007. In
fact, the VA performs fee assessments according to reason. Also, if
the fee that the attorney charges is more than one-third of the past
due benefits, then the service may be considered above and beyond
what is actually fair.
The new rules and regulations created a positive net effect. Veterans
can now hire an attorney based on an ongoing contingency basis. This
means that they don’t have to pay for rendered services at the start.
Instead, the attorney is paid a percentage of benefits when the case
proves to be successful. What’s more is that even when the case
proves unsuccessful, veterans won’t have to worry about owing their
attorney. Essentially, it’s a win-win situation.
Why not reach out to the experienced team Jackson & MacNichol Law Offices and find out more about how they can help? Head on over to our website today to get started.
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