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Where do words come from?
From: John Hess
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Veterans know your rights
Veterans do not have to pay to have an advocateapply for their benefits. You have the right to be repre-sented by an accredited organization or person in front of the Veterans administration. You do not have to go italone when applying for your benefits from the VeteransAdministration. Most counties in the State of Michiganhave a Veterans Counselor to advocate for you. Serviceorganizations (American Legion, Veterans of ForeignWars, Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, and theMarine Corps League); also have representatives that willadvocate for you. In most cases the service organizationsand the county counselors work in concert for the veter-an. No matter who you pick as your representative youcannot be charged a fee. It is illegal for anyone to chargea fee for any of your initial applications for service bene-fits.The county counselors receive their pay from thecounty they represent. The service organization repre-sentatives receive their pay from their respective serviceorganizations. They are not supported financially by theVeterans Administration. Their job is to represent youthe Veteran. Their allegiance is to the VETERAN.
“Attorney’s and private agents”, retained withinone year of the first final BVA (Board of Veterans Ap- peals) decision are allowed to charge a “reasonable fee”to reopen a claim before the VARO (Veterans Admin-istration Regional Office) or move the BVA to reconsider its denial. Attorneys and others authorized to practice before the U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims areallowed to charge a “reasonable fee” to represent the Vet-eran.
If you start a benefit package with one veterancounselor and move or want to switch counselors youmay, by filing a one page form VA 21
22. If you startwith a private entity it is almost impossible to switch.The service organizations will also act on your behalf in front of the above mentioned boards and courtsand do not charge a fee.
Veterans and current military service members
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE
A Note From: Lest We ForgetSpeakers Bureau
This notice fromLWF is to inform the reader of the development of a“Lest We Forget” Speaker’sBureau. Since our organiza-tion has conducted threeyearlong courses at LakeMichigan College, we havemany topics and many quali-fied speakers to presentinformation from WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, andour involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.We have developed formats for school childrenof all ages, and for veteran’s organization. Whatever theevent we will gladly produce the correct format Wewould be glad to present any topic of interest to anygroup.
As coordinator, I will be glad to help with thechoices of presentations and help with planning.Gary C. Lulenski
Coordinator Speaker’s Bureau