Veterans Day is Nov. 11, and we’d like to take a moment to thank our veterans for their service. If you’d like to show your appreciation for those who served, there are many ways to provide legal assistance to Washington veterans. Read more
The WSBA’s Call to Duty Pledge inspires Washington attorneys to work outside their normal practice areas to serve veterans. Morgan Gabse is one attorney who branched out to meet veterans’ needs. Read more
Up until very recently, whenever I asked other lawyers what they thought “low bono” meant, most ventured an uncertain guess along these lines: “Is it like pro bono, except instead of paying no fee, the client pays a low fee?” Read more
You may have heard in recent news reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs is finally putting a dent in the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims. Claims that have been pending for more than 125 days are characterized as “backlog.” The VA’s goal is to eliminate the backlog of compensation claims pending for more than 125 days by the end of 2015.
You Can Assist In This Backlog
Attorneys can become involved in the VA claim process at the initial level of the VA, as well as by taking an active role in the adjudication process in advance of traditional appellate litigation. There are several benefits a veteran can claim through the VA. However, most of the VA denial-of-benefits cases, and the legal practice surrounding those denials, focus on veterans’ disability claims. Read more