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Should You Use the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim Form?

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Did You Use the Veterans Affairs Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim?

When it comes to forms that do nothing in a Veterans Affairs claim or appeal, the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim takes the Grand Prize. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]
The VA Bureaucracy has made the claims process so befuddling that it created a form that is really just a blank piece of paper.
And what’s REALLY crazy is that the language on the form itself – right there in black and white on the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim – tells us just how little legal and evidentiary weight  the VA Form 21-4138 actually has.
The worst part is that using the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim may actually be HURTING your VA Claim or Appeal.
As I tell you in this Video blog post, I once looked at a Veteran’s C-File – he had included over 125 versions of VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim presenting a variety of facts essential to his VA Claim for TDIU – Total Disability for Individual Unemployability.
Do you know how many of those “Statements in Support of Claim” were really on by the VA?  How many ties do you think that the VA referenced any one of these VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim forms in their Evidence list on the VA Notice of Disagreement or Statement of Case?
I’ll tell you the answer in this Video Blog entry.

What to Consider Using Instead of the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim.

What’s more, I will show you 3 Reasons Not to Use the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim in your VA Disability Benefits Claim or Appeal.
And I’ll show you a BETTER form to consider using instead of the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim….and WHY!


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