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I won after 24 years fighting!
Finally after 24 years I have won my case. Thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
The process for veterans obtaining their Service-Connected Disability has become the process for Non-Service-Connected Attorneys receiving fees. It is no longer about veterans, it
is all about attorneys fees.
SEE CHAPTER NINE AND TEN In the 1940s attorneys were ripping off Veterans and then Congress put a stop to it. However the U.S. Congress has open the door for attorneys UNFORTUNATELY In 1988 Congress created the New Veterans Court (CAVC). In addition to establishing the Court, the Veterans Judicial Review Act eliminated the bar to judicial review by allowing lawyers to represent veterans for reasonable fees in their appeals of BVA decision, under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA)
If the Veteran obtains a lawyer in our veterans court under the EAJA The only goal for the lawyer is to get paid and most lawyers will tell you right up front that the best they can do is get a remand . A remand is a win for the lawyer, not the vet.
IT is CALLED THE REMAND GAME BY ATTORNEYS
Then in 2007 Congress did it again, Public Law 109-461 is amended Chapter 59 Title 38 U.S. Code.
This allows veterans to obtained accredited attorneys to charge fees for service after a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) has been filed with the Veteran's Regional Office.
Contingency fees are limited to 20 percent of past-due benefits. Veterans BE AWARE if you hire a lawyer on a contingency fees of 20 percent., and after a few months you firer or the lawyer withdrew for the case, and the vet represent him/herself, and after 8 or 9 years wins the claim.The DVA state that the lawyer might still entitled to 20 percent of your retroactive money even through the attorney had nothing to do with the veteran winning his/her claim.
THAT IS CRAZY and CORRUPTION at its worst. Thanks to Congress!
In my case
Attorney informed the VA that he was entitled to attorney fees.
Veterans Should Be Aware
About The Book
Former Army S/SGT M. Plante detailed account of his 24 - year fight for his service-connected disability with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
He take you through the corrupt, adversarial process and provides proof of altering of his medical records, removing and destroying legal documents, delaying his case and many other eye-opening issues.
Dishonoring the Honorable was written to inform the general public about the corruption in the Department of Veterans Affairs and to provide valuable information and suggestions for veterans fighting for their service-connected disability.
NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT !
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