Below are answers to frequently asked questions that will help provide a better idea of who we are and how we can best serve you.
SSA Corp provides legal representation and consultation services for United States Veterans seeking Compensation (Disability) Benefits. We have a strong and motivated team ready to assess your claim at any stage. Whether it’s assistance getting your claim started or legal representation at the appeal stage. Note, we do not provide pension benefits or social security benefits services.
If you served in the military for any period of time, suffered an injury (mental/physical) while on active duty, and the nature of your discharge was anything other than dishonorable, then you may qualify for VA Disability Compensation Benefits. We have counseled thousands of Veterans who thought they did not qualify — made too much income, served less than a year, their medical condition was not considered to have taken place or aggravated by military duty, etc. — only to have their claim appealed and fully approved. Remember, even if you did not experience direct combat you can still qualify for VA Disability Compensation Benefits.
Signing up is quick and easy. You start by visiting Registration and fill out the intake form. The more details you provide the better we can assist you with your claim or appeal. Once we receive your information we follow-up to validate your information before we file your intent and request your medical records. You can also call our main office (310) 478-8111 and we can schedule your FREE Assessment with one of our VA Accredited Representatives.
Our entire team here at SSA Corp works tirelessly on each claim. Our team consists of highly trained staff led by VA Accredited Representatives and VA Accredited Attorneys who work alongside a back office of IT specialists, doctors, and customer support experts. Every advocate plays a critical role in the claim process to ensure the best results for you. You can meet the core team here About Us and Team.
Once SSA Corp has formally signed you up for VA Compensation Benefits services, which begins with filing your initial claim or appealing a VA decision, you will have a VA Accredited Representatives and VA Accredited Attorneys who will monitor the development of your case and then represent you at every VA scheduled hearing.
The claim process has many factors that drive its success. These factors include the complexity of the claim, medical records available, nature of discharge and time spent in the military, current medical conditions, and treatments among many others. Because of this, there are no guarantees. That said, with over 10 years of experience working and constantly adapting to master the challenging and unclear VA claim process we have been able to achieve a 98% success rate that has changed the lives of thousands of Veterans across our nation.
SSA Corp is a national firm that has represented Veterans in almost every state. Since VA Compensation Benefits is a federal legal matter, our VA Accredited Representatives and VA Accredited Attorneys have the ability to represent Veterans from any military branch throughout the U.S. and its territories.
The claim process is a two-way street; you need to help us help you. Therefore, we ask that our Veterans do the following: seek diagnosis and treatment for any medical (mental and physical) conditions they are currently facing, provide all medical information and records when requested by the SSA Corp office and team, attend doctor visits when scheduled, appear at VA hearings when required, and above all to be patient in the process as we work hard to ensure the success of your claim. We also ask our veterans NOT to: (1) speak with ANYONE including the Veterans Association (VA) about your claim or sign ANY document, as this will and has in the past significantly undermined the claim of the veteran, (2) miss any medical appointments, especially those scheduled by SSA Corp on your behalf, (3) go AWOL and not contact or return correspondence/calls requested by SSA Corp., (4) be rude or disrespectful to SSA Corp staff.
SSA Corp earns its fees on a contingency basis of the awarded back-pay. Once your claim for benefits has been approved by a Veterans law judge our fees will be collected upon receipt of Award Letter based on a pre-agreed fee arrangement by you and the SSA Corp team (it is your responsibility to confirm and verify the awarded amount received to your bank from the VA and notify SSA Corp within five (5) days of receipt of the verified award payment). This means if you don’t win, you don’t pay! Note, we do charge a standard non-refundable $250 Consultation fee to finalize your initial claim with your specially assigned VA Accredited Representative.
Through our countless years of experience we have seen a wide variety of claims. Each claim and veteran is different, therefore each claim’s timeline varies. Our process, however, has been time tested with the VA, and the outcome is in line with the results our Veterans can expect. We also work hard to update you on the status of your claim throughout the process. While we can’t guarantee how long the VA claim process will take, we can guarantee that SSA Corp will be with you every step of the way.
No, SSA Corp is a private organization with no ties to the Veterans Administration or any other U.S. Government entity. We work only for you, our Veterans. Our job is to work together to get you the Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits you deserve.
SSA Corp is able to assist with some discharge upgrades only in relation to the Veterans claim for Benefits Compensation. This allows the veteran to receive their benefits even though their discharge remains the same on their DD-214.
Filing a new claim with SSA Corp will NOT affect your current service connection percent, VA pension benefits, or your social security benefits.
Yes, there are many organizations that help with the VA disability claims process at a very low rate/free of charge. Some of the organizations include but are not limited to: American Veterans(AMVETS), Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), Disabled American Veterans(DAV), Iraq & Afghanistan(IAVA), Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW), & Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). Please see our resources tab to learn more information on some of these organizations.