How to Prepare for a Hearing with the Board of Veterans' Appeals



do you have an upcoming hearing with the board of veterans appeals stay tuned to learn what you can do to be prepared welcome to the YouTube channel of Michael J Swanson Michael is the author of how David beats Goliath and is the CEO of advocate Capital and now here's Michael well you've had your va claim denied once maybe twice and now you have a hearing scheduled with the board of veterans appeals and so to help you understand some important points of how to prepare for that I've invited a very experienced attorney Ken levan who has represented many veterans successfully across the country to help us with that Ken thanks for joining us thanks for having me today boy you know I understand that veterans claims get get turned down all the time and it can be a multi-year process so if someone has been through this a few times and now they have a hearing scheduled what are some things they should know or should do to prepare if you're a veteran and you have a hearing in front of the board of veterans Appeals appeals you are at a critical stage in the veterans process the the hearing that you're going to is the last chance that you have to put in all the evidence before you get a final decision on your case and there are a few things you have to show during that hearing not only you have to submit all the evidence but you have to show that you have a service-connected injury and you have to prove that and then you have to connect it to your current disability if you can't show those two things with the connection between your in service injury along with the current disability then you're not going to win your case for getting service-connected disability in addition you know if you're going for an increased rating you have to show that your disabilities gotten worse so it's a very important time in the process and you definitely want to have representation so someone shouldn't try this on their own I would never advise anyone to do a board of veterans appeals hearing by themselves without representation absolutely well if someone is watching this Ken and they would like to ask maybe a few more questions privately of you how would they get a hold of you they can call our office toll-free number eight eight eight two three four two three four one and that number works all across the country correct fantastic we'll be sure to put that below this video on YouTube well Ken thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day I know you've been helping veterans for years so thanks for the important work that you do for them thank you talking you too have a great day Mike ok thanks again thanks for watching send your questions or comments to Michael at Mike at how David beats Goliath calm

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Lavan and Neidenberg was my attorneys initially in my VA claim. Well into the process they dropped me as a client and would not provide me with any sort of explanation. I would advise not to use them.

  2. NOW THE APPEALS BAR THE VA PUT ME ON RADITION TREATMENT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE FOR TERMINAL CANCER I'M 76 COMBAT RELATED SERVICE CONECTION FROM 1965 DURING WAR TIME DOMINCAN REPUBLIC WAR THE VIETNAM WAR MCBLEJEUNE DELIBERATELY COVERED UP HOW VICTIMS WERE POSINED BY US NAVY USCONGRES. THIS A DIRECT DERALECTION OF THIER OATH OF OFFICE IN AMERICA VICTIMS VETERANS BETRAYED LEFT BEHIND FORGOTTEN BY US GOVERNMENT

  3. I took a lawyer all he did was sit there and smile. Realizing he's getting 20% of my back pay! Good advice taking one tho. Makes you look more serious which does play a part. When answering the judge look at and answer them directly and use your military bearing if any is left. And for goodness sakes dont wear a nascar t shirt to your hearing. I have seen it. My hearing was successful. Good luck

  4. VA lies about Veterans Claims
    They send you to a Independence Doctor who also work for the VA , and is under-control to the VA making a bais case and illegal under all VA rules and Government Laws . the Veterans do not get a fair case and have to put in for a unnecessary NOD wasting the BVA time because of The DRO .

  5. I have a hearing on April 11th 2018. Gets me frustrated with the BVA is that I was let known on short notice. My injury is more neurological. From what suspect from a vaccination. I have been retired from the Army at 100%. V.A have me 80%, and that is because I had to make a claim for every single case secondary to the encephalitis. Now I have to fight for 2 more things to try and get to 100%.

  6. I had a lawyer to represent me at the VA Board of Appeals and he was worthless. He did nothing, was not prepared, and I fired him. I got a better result on my own.

  7. In my recent interview, +Ken LaVan of +LaVan and Neidenberg® shares some great advice for #veterans  preparing for a #disability  hearing with the Board of Veterans' Appeals.

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