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Representing Clients on VA Benefits - May 26

Representing a Client Before the VA

• Accreditation requirements

• Fee requirements

• Engagement letter

• Pre-Consultation

• Filing the claim


Basic Eligibility for Benefits

• Compensation for Service-Connected Disability

• Family Member Benefits

- Qualifying Family Members

- Benefits Payable to a Child of a Veteran

- Survivor Benefits

- Education Benefits


Pensions & Claim Procedures

Pensions

• Eligibility

• Spouse & Dependents

• Rates

• Determining Assets

• Determining Income and Benefits


Claims Procedures

• Compensation

• Dependency

• Pension


Appeal Rights

• Reopening a Claim

• Notice of Disagreement

• Board of Veteran’s Appeals

• Court of Veteran’s Appeals

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Connie L. Bauswell

The Law Office of Connie L. Bauswell, LLC, Valparaiso


Tamatha A. Stevens

Stevens & Associates, PC, Indianapolis


Jeffery D. Stinson

Stinson Law Firm, LLC, Carmel

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The Veteran`s Administration has accreditation requirements in order to advise clients on VA benefits. If you wish to have this program count towards your VA accreditation requirement, the VA requires you to complete Form 21A — BEFORE THE PROGRAM! www.va.gov/ogc/accreditation.asp

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3 CLE - Wednesday, May 26; 9:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.



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