Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
VA disability benefits are awarded on a percentage rating level of disability. The VA has a “Rating Schedule” that determines the percentage awarded per the type of disability. Disability compensation ranges from 0% to 100%. Veterans with spouse or children “dependents” receive larger monthly compensation, and multiple ratings are totaled into a “Combined Rating”.
If your case’s initial VA percentage is zero, we will charge a performance fee of $3000 if you are awarded 90% or less by the VA or a performance fee of $7500 if you are awarded 100%.
We only accept claims that will most likely yield a return to our client. We can’t accept every claim.
If your claim is accepted by our firm we require a $500 retainer fee representing two billable work hours. We hold in our discretion the right to assess additional billable hours for matters that extend beyond the typical scope of work or for excess work that extends beyond two hours of billable services. Any fees outside of the retainer fee shall be discussed with the client prior to billing.
Unfortunately, we can’t accept every claim, as we only accept claims that will most likely yield a return to our client. If your claim is accepted by our firm, we require a $500 retainer fee representing two billable work hours.
Our Zero Percent Rule and Performance Fee:
If you are rated at 0% or have no rating, our performance fee of $3,000 if you are awarded 90% or less or $7,500 if you are awarded 100%.
If you are rated at 10% or more, upon earning an increase from the VA, our performance fee is equal to either twenty percent of retroactive payment or five times the difference between your previous monthly VA entitlement and the new entitlement awarded by the VA, whichever amount is greater.
The performance fee is not due until you’ve been awarded an increase. If the dollar amount is greater than $5,000, we offer flexible payment structures to assist with payment. We also cap our performance fee payout at $12,000.
The performance fee is not due until you’ve been awarded an increase. If the dollar amount is greater than $5,000, we offer an optional 10-month interest fee payment structure.