Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006

In December 2006, Congress repealed the 144-year-old law that prohibited attorneys from charging a fee for representing veterans in VA benefits claims. The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (Section 101 of Public Law 109-461) took effect on June 20, 2007. The law now allows attorneys to represent veterans much earlier in the VA claims process, and permits them to charge reasonable fees for the representation.

Help Veterans and Expand Your Practice in 3 Easy Steps
Expand your successful Social Security disability, elder law, workers’ compensation or employee benefits practice to include this exciting and important new area of the law, while helping veterans obtain crucial benefits that they have earned, and that they deserve.

STEP 1: TRAINING Purchase and review the Veterans Benefits Advocacy DVD and Training Notes.

STEP 2: ACCREDITATION Use the DVD to complete the steps required to obtain accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

STEP 3: BEGIN YOUR PRACTICE
 Purchase the Veterans Benefits Manual and other resources to begin your practice.

State CLE Credit
The Veterans Benefits Advocacy DVD is currently approved for self-study CLE credit in several states.

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