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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkVallarta Living | September 2008 

Free Legal Representation for Veterans
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Three-quarters of the American public think the federal government is not doing enough to support veterans. The National Veterans Legal Service Program offers assistance to Veterans who have lost their initial claim and have decided to appeal.
Veterans are facing ever increasing numbers of appeals pending before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) and the Appeals Management Center (AMC). There have been new avenues of assistance put in place by the National Veterans Legal Service Program (NVLSP) to help Veterans who have lost their initial claim and have decided to appeal.

Hundreds of licensed attorneys in the private sector are contributing their time at no cost to veterans to prosecute the appeal with the guidance of the (NVLSP) attorneys who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Email david.lord(at) for advice on your chances and how to gain this great opportunity with U.S. licensed attorneys.

To: Disabled American Veterans
From: John Russonello and Christina Lien
Re: Findings from Veterans Health Care Funding omnibus
Date: August 29, 2008

Americans believe that providing medical care to injured, sick and disabled veterans should be near the top of our nation's priorities, and three-quarters of the public think the federal government is not doing enough to support military veterans.

A large majority of the public favors a proposal to prevent funding delays of veterans' health care programs and five in ten say that they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported this change in funding.

Two other proposals, one to increase funding for screening and treatment of traumatic brain injury and mental health issues for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and another to extend financial benefits to caregivers of severely disabled veterans, attract support from large majorities of Americans.

These are among the key findings of a nationally representative telephone survey of 827 adults conducted by Belden Russonello & Stewart on an omnibus questionnaire for the Disabled American Veterans between August 20 and August 24, 2008.

1. Americans prioritize caring for disabled veterans highly, in line with resolving war in Iraq and lowering gas prices.
Over four in ten Americans (44%) say that providing medical care to injured, sick, and disabled veterans should be a "top priority" for the next President and Congress. Similar numbers highly prioritize resolving the war in Iraq (45%) and energy policies to lower gasoline prices (43%). Slightly fewer (41%) believe affordable health care for all Americans is a top priority, and fewer than three in ten highly prioritize cutting federal spending (29%), lowering taxes (26%), or environmental policies on global warming (21%) or a sample of this size is (+/-) 3.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

2. More needs to be done to support military veterans
Three-quarters of Americans (77%) believe that the federal government needs to do more to support military veterans. One in ten (10%) says that the government is doing enough and just 2% say that too much is done for veterans.

Federal Government's Support for Military Veterans
Do you think that the federal government today is doing enough to support military veterans, are they doing too much or do you think more needs to be done to support military veterans?

 Doing enoughToo muchMore needs to be doneDon't know
Registered voters9%2%80%8%
Men9%1%75 %14%
Military veterans9%--87%4%

Interesting sample, to what degree groups support Veterans, knowing we gave them their very freedom!
David Lord has been a National Veterans Service Officer doing veteran's benefits in Mexico for over a decade. David is a combat veteran, wounded by gunshot in Viet Nam 1968 and is a retired Marine. The Veterans Administration has played a critical role in his life, by his having both medical and compensation benefits. He uses his personal experience in the claims process along with having legal and credentialed Accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs. His use of Congressional approved Veterans Organizations, to steer veterans and dependants through the maze of regulations and entitlements due them from military service is outstanding. For more information, email him at david.lord(at)

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