Attorney Fees for VA Benefit Claims
A veteran has an absolute right to retain an attorney to represent him or her before the Department of Veterans Affairs. A veteran can be represented by counsel once he or she receives the denial for VA benefits. FOA’s veterans disability benefits attorneys do not require any upfront payment for representation and we only receive a fee if we are successful with your appeal. Our standard contingency fee for VA disability representation at the regional office level or Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) is 20% of only the back benefits. At the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) the VA pays all the legal fees. Our fees are paid from the benefits that the veteran should have received, but did not. There is no legal fee for future monthly benefits awarded. Simply put, we earn no money and do not get paid unless recovery is actually received by the veteran.