We have written before concerning the presence of scamming when it comes to veterans. You would think us targeted prey because it is an ongoing and widespread problem nationally. Pennsylvania’s Office of Attorney General, specifically its relatively new Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, has become more involved of late — an indication that the problem is particularly acute in the commonwealth.
Now we hear that some firms and persons in Pennsylvania, veterans among them, are charging for filing a VA compensation or pension claim for a veteran or a survivor. This is predation and clearly illegal. Only VA-accredited attorneys and agents are permitted to charge and for appeal cases only — and their charges are limited by law. If you encounter such a situation or hear of it, turn in that person or company. Consider it a patriotic act. For more information, to include on how to turn in the predator, click on the flyer to the right. To get a copy of the flyer for posting, click here.
By the way, the flyer was produced by the Pennsylvania War Veterans Council, an association of veterans organizations in the state, as a service to our veterans and their families.
As of 8 May 2015