VA Accreditation Information
The news is full of stories about the VA claims backlog. Can I help?
Yes. Accredited attorneys can help veterans navigate the process of applying for VA benefits. Pro bono attorneys must be accredited to assist with VA benefits claims. Information on becoming and staying accredited can be found here. No fee is required to become accredited.
How can an accredited attorney help CVLC?
Accredited attorneys can assist veterans in numerous ways. They can answer a veteran’s questions about a specific claim for benefits. They can help a veteran secure a VA pension. Accredited attorneys can prepare a veteran’s application for VA benefits. They may appeal a denial of a veteran’s initial benefits application.
A list of additional resources for gaining accreditation and representing a veteran before the VA can be found here.
A certification letter template can be found here.
An audio recording of CVLC’s Intermediate Level VA Benefits Training can be heard here.
VA Benefit Claims
Medical Legal Partnership
Pro Se Resources
Report on How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper
Report on Transitioning Troops to Civilian Employment
*CVLC is pleased to share chapters of David Addlestone’s Military Discharge Upgrading, and Introduction to Veterans Administration Law: A Practice Manual, with the permission of the copyright holder and great thanks to the generosity of Mr. Addlestone.
Disclaimer: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center does not guarantee the accuracy of the information contained in the manual. This document is provided for educational purposes only and is not meant to be legal advice. This manual has not been updated since 1990.