In Chance’s Words (Veteran Seeking Benefits)

“I submitted my claim to the VA to increase my disability from 50 to 100 percent in March of 2010.

After submitting my claim, I discovered Alpha and called them in order to request assistance on my claim as I had heard that filing for a 100 percent claim and having it approved is near impossible.

Although I had already submitted my claim for review, my advocate, Steven, coached me on the multitudes of additional paperwork and interviews that are a constant. The help that he provided me was instrumental in my claim being approved.

It is obvious that Alpha Disability employs qualified, knowledgeable people who are well-versed in the laws and nuances of the VA disability benefit applications.” – Chance Patton

More from Stephen (Veterans Advocate at Alpha)

“Chance requested assistance from Alpha in June 2010. He had served in Desert Storm and Bosnia. The military diagnosed him with bipolar disorder and had awarded him a disability rating of 50 percent.

Chance wanted me to assume Power of Attorney and request that the VA increase his service connection rating to 100 percent.

The medication Chance took for his bipolar condition was causing him to feel disoriented. He could not drive a car. He could not work. We felt his medical condition caused him to be unemployable and that he should be given total disability compensation based on Individual Unemployability.

I spoke to Chance on numerous occasions regarding what he could expect at his VA medical examinations and what paperwork he needed to support his claim.

We succeeded in getting a total disability rating of 100 percent for Chance.”

Alpha Note: If you are a disabled veteran with a disability rating less than 100 percent, but your medical condition is preventing you from holding a job, you may qualify for total disability compensation based on Individual Unemployability. Read “How to Get Full Benefits if Not Rated 100 Percent Disabled by the VA.”

Note: All representation coordinated by Alpha is provided by our employees, the Advocates, who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). No private organization that trains and employs accredited agents has been legally recognized by the VA for the purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims. This work must be done by the Advocates themselves and not organizations.