Veteran Benefits Guide is not a law firm and our staff that helps Veterans compile medical evidence and file their disability claims are not attorneys.
In order to provide you with the highest level of customer service and ensure the availability of our trained staff, appointments are strongly recommended but VBG does accommodate walk-ins. You can visit us at our locations in San Diego and Las Vegas.
Unlike many of our competitors – our Company does not charge any upfront fees so VBG’s services are risk free. However, if you receive a favorable decision from the VA, there will be a one-time fee assessed as outlined in the terms of our Client Service Agreement. Veterans are charged nothing if they do not receive an increase to their benefits.
The fee is due in full upon notification from the VA of a favorable decision but VBG does offer flexible payment plans for those who request them.
The average timeframe typically ranges between seven to ten months. Veterans should note that the VA’s caseload fluctuates which may lengthen the wait time, which of course, is outside of VBG’s control. Here’s a link to the VA’s current turnaround time: https://www.va.gov/disability/after-you-file-claim/
Submitting an ITF form to the VA officially notifies the VA of your intent to file a disability claim. Once the VA receives your ITF, you have one year to submit a VA Disability Claim. If you receive a favorable decision, the VA may pay the Veteran from the date that the ITF was filed as opposed to the date the VA received the Disability Claim. A Veteran’s backpay or lack thereof has no effect on Company fees or when it’s due.
No, we offer VBG’s services to Veterans in all fifty states.
It is crucial to have one of VBG’s experts review your active duty medical records to determine which of the Veteran’s disabilities are underrated or should be service connected.
A private practitioner’s comprehensive review will also satisfy the VA’s requirement that the Veteran file a fully-developed claim. The more comprehensive the evidence, the more likely the Veteran will receive an accurate decision from the VA.
This can take up to 6 months, sometimes longer. You only need your active-duty medical records to establish service-connection. Veterans do not need their medical records to obtain an increase for a disability that has already been deemed, service-connected.
No. Veteran Benefits Guide only helps Veterans file their initial claims. If a Veteran is in need of assistance with a claim before the Board of Veterans Appeals, VBG will refer the Veteran to a VSO or accredited attorney or agent in the Veteran’s locale.
You may apply directly through the VA or you may work with a Veteran Service Organization to assist you with your claim without charge.
VBG has helped more than 35,000 Veterans file their VA disability claims since 2015. More than 70% of our Veterans have already tried the free options or tried on their own and despite those efforts, 9 out of 10 Veterans who use VBG’s services receive an increase to their rating. More than 100,000 Veterans receive the wrong disability rating from the VA and VBG was created specifically to correct those errors. Let our medical service providers, case managers, and claims team take the confusion out of the equation to make sure you file your claim right the first time.
VBG is not accredited nor are its case managers accredited agents or attorneys. Nonetheless, VBG’s proprietary business model is both legal and effective as evidenced by its eight years of providing outstanding results to more than 35,000 American Veterans.