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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION DISABILITY:

Steve Muehler is an experienced Veterans Administration Disability Benefits Paralegal, and Steve Muehler assists Attorneys to represent their Clients throughout the State of California. Steve Muehler can provide your Law Office(s) with the following Paralegal Services Support with respect to Veterans Administrations Disability Benefits:

The Office of Veterans Administration often unfairly denies service connection for a veteran’s disability which results in a lengthy Appeals Process which can be overwhelming and taxing for anyone not familiar with the process. Then, after all of that, and after the Office of Veterans Administration does finally establish benefits for the Veteran, the Office of Veterans Administration assigns a rating or effective date that is less than the Veteran deserves. The sole purpose for this division is for the Veteran to have a Paralegal, who happens to be a service veteran himself, that has experience in cutting through the VA’s red tape and help the Veteran win their case. We feel this process will help the Veteran save time trying to figure out the VA Disability Form, save money on Attorney Fees, and ultimately get the Veteran the benefits they need and have already earned.

Most Veterans Disability Claims are denied at first, or assigned a lower rating by the VA, because the VA failed to provide the Veteran with a Medical Examination, the VA unfairly denied a service connection to the disability, the VA assigned the wrong rating, the VA assigned the wrong effective date, and/or the VA ignored additional benefits which the Veteran is entitled.

Paralegal Services:

  • Experience using the Veteran's Application Non-Service Connected Forms

  • Collect & Maintain information on Assets and Debts for the Client

  • Compiling Asset and Debt Information into Accounting Spreadsheets

  • Research Assets and Debts of Clients 

  • Drafting Correspondence and Communication with the Client regarding Documents need to prove Eligibility

  • Medical Records Request

    • Draft Medical Authorizations​

    • Draft Correspondence to Client for Signature Authorization

    • Draft Correspondence to Medical Facility enclosing the Authorization and Requesting copies of the Medical Records

  • Preparation of a Spreadsheet which is used to Track what Records have or have not been Received

  • Follow-up with the Medial Facility to obtain the property Requested Medical Records

  • Request Military Records

  • Draft VA Applications and other Appropriate Documents

Medical Evidence:

  • Steve Muehler will gather all Client medical evidence needed to prove mental and physical impairments. Steve Muehler often work with doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to help provide evidence to prove your disabilities are service-connected.

Backpay:

  • When your Client wins their claim (or appeal) they may be owed backpay. This is the money your Client should have been receiving all along. The  Office of Veterans Administration backpay checks can be a significant amount of money. Many veterans find their back pay goes back years! Beware: the Veterans Administration often calculates back pay wrong.

Effective Dates

  • What many Veterans don’t know is how to accurately determine their effective date. The VA is often wrong when it issues an effective date. Many Veterans may not even realize they are missing possibly years of backpay. We spend lots of time focusing on effective dates. Many times before, we have found Veterans’ effective dates to have been incorrectly given by the VA.

NOTE:

Steve Muehler cannot provide legal services to individuals. Steve Muehler can only provide Paralegal services to Attorneys in good standing with the American Bar Association, State Bar Association and Local Bar Association. If you are in need of Legal Assistance and you are not an attorney, you must seek the advice of an attorney. Please do refrain from emailing Steve Muehler with requests that are not made by a bona fide attorney in good standing as mentioned previously. 

RATES:

Rates will be based on an Hourly Rate of $45.00 per hour plus expenses incurred including, but not limited to, postage and purchase of any special software necessary to complete task. Time to complete the job will be estimated and any projects estimated over $200.00 will require a TBD down payment. Steve Muehler Bills for Services Rendered each week. Steve Muehler requires a signed contract, which outlines the project details, prior to beginning any work. 

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Steve Muehler:

1055 West 7th Street

Los Angeles, California 90017

Phone: (310) 463-5122

Email: Steve@SteveMuehler.com

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