Fees paid to attorneys by the federal government for their services in representing low-income veterans may be frozen indefinitely if Congress votes to amend the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA).
If Amendment 195 to EAJA passes Congress, there would be a seven-month freeze on payments due attorneys who have helped veterans fight for disability compensation denied them by the Veterans Administration. The freeze would also make it harder, if not impossible, for Social Security disability claimants to appeal their denied case in federal court.
Alpha Veterans Disability and its sister company Freedom Disability believes that people with disabilities should not have to lose their right to equal justice because they cannot afford legal representation. Read more about EAJA amendment at the Freedom Disability Web site: www.freedomdisability.com.
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.