As a Veteran with a Service Connected Disability, I understand the unique issues Veterans and Active Duty Service Members face. I believe that Veterans deserve all of the benefits they are entitled to. Unfortunately, many Veterans, or other eligible beneficiaries, are initially denied Veteran’s Benefits when a claim is filed with the Veterans Administration (VA). It is imperative that the VA’s
The appeals process is initiated by filing a Notice of Disagreement to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) in Washington D.C. The appeals process can be a long and difficult battle requiring service records, service medical records, and current medical records. However, by working with an attorney the process can run much smoother and increase the chances of recovering the full benefits you are entitled to. I am accredited to file appeals with the BVA and appear in front of the BVA. Additionally, I do not charge Veterans or their family members for my services unless I am successful in obtaining the benefits they deserve.
Service Members & Veterans Criminal Diversion:
Oregon recently enacted a law that allows members of the Active Duty Armed Forces and qualifying Veterans to obtain diversion for certain crimes they commit. ORS 135.886 (3) (also referred to as SB 999) allows Service Members and qualifying veterans charged with certain crimes to be granted diversion if the District Attorney consents. This means that a conviction will not enter and the case will be dismissed if the service member, or veteran, fulfills certain court ordered requirements.