There is no cost to your patients unless we win their appeal or they receive higher benefits on appeal. Allsup’s agent fee, which is monitored by the VA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC), is 20 percent of the retroactive dollar amount awarded. There may be additional non-fee expenses, such as fees charged to us by their doctors for obtaining medical records. However, these additional costs and expenses will be waived if Allsup also helps them apply for SSDI benefits.
Allsup’s fee agreements are overseen by the VA OGC to ensure full compliance with the VA’s regulations and guidelines.
Sample Fee Calculation
- The VA approves a claim in June 2008 and the veteran's disability is rated at 40 percent, which means benefits will be $541 a month.
- If the veteran believes the disability is entitled to a 50 percent rating at $770 a month, they file an appeal in July 2008.
- In June 2010, the appeal is awarded at 50 percent, effective June 2008.
- The VA owes the veteran 24 months of benefits at the new 50 percent disability rating, but they have already received 24 months of benefits at the 40 percent disability rating.
- The VA subtracts $541 from the new rate of $770 = $229. ($229 x 24 months = $5,496 retroactive benefits)
Benefit Received: 24 months after becoming eligible
Monthly Benefit: $770
Retroactive Benefits Received: $5,496 (24 months x $229)
One-Time Allsup Fee: $1,099 (20 percent of retroactive benefit)
Immediate Veteran Income: $4,397
Future Annual Benefits: $9,240 (12 months x $770)
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