New Rules and Regulations Means More Successful VA Disability Claims

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.

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