University of Washington Digital Collections. First shipment of gold, circa 1899.
Probably not too surprising. A VA employee admitted to accepting $1.3 million in kickbacks from companies he awarded contracts to. You can read about it here.
I have often heard how hard it is to win contracts sometimes from the VA. Even veteran-owned companies can have a tough time. This shouldn’t be one of the challenges.
While we’re on the topic of money: A question that always comes up early with my veterans, is Dan, how much does it cost to hire a lawyer to work on my benefits claim?
Lawyers are allowed to charge a reasonable amount, and many across the country will charge veterans 30-percent of their back pay, or more.
Personally, I charge only 20-percent. And if your claim is headed to the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, I don’t charge anything at all — I usually get Uncle Sam to foot the bill.