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FORGET THE VA FOR NOW !
Posted by: Ol' Uncle Bob (ID *****9554) Date: February 20, 2006 at 23:23:32
In Reply to: I need help on finding records, can't get va help ? by carrie johnson of 1009

Carrie,

Forget about 80% to 95% of all this "good advice" (read: bull****) that's so freely dispensed. Assuming your cousin IS, in fact, a Viet Nam Vet and IS, in fact, disabled as a result of exposure to Agent Orange or otherwise entitled to compensation, have him contact Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or American Legion. Have him inform them he wants to FILE A CLAIM and ASSIGN THEM POWER OF ATTORNEY TO HANDLE IT. YOU DON'T NEED RECORDS. THEY CAN LOCATE AND ACCESS ALL THE INFO THEY NEED TO PURSUE THE CLAIM.

If and when he's awarded compensation, DVA will then take over and do THEIR thing, which is primarily disbursing checks and administering medical care.


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