Veterans are not required by law to hire a VA disability lawyer. However, we highly recommend talking with a lawyer about your claim before you file anything. For example, Woods & Woods offers all veterans free legal consultations where you can find out what is best for your claim. If you have a simple tinnitus claim, a VSO will probably be fine. If you have a complicated VA disability claim or were denied benefits, it might be in your best interest to obtain a VA disability compensation lawyer.
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