The VA Regional Office pays you directly when you are awarded past-due benefits (back pay). It also pays your monthly benefits. We do not receive any portion of your monthly VA income at any time.
If we are successful at helping you obtain service connected disability benefits, increased service connected disability benefits and/or non-service connected pension benefits, you should receive a rating decision and cover letter (called the notice of action letter) from the VA Regional Office informing you of your new disability rating and the effective date of the rating. The VA does not always specify in the cover letter how much you will receive monthly and does not specify the amount of past-due benefits (back pay) due to you, if any. If you are due any past-due benefits from the award, you should receive it within 10-15 days from the date of the cover letter. It is important to know that the VA pays you directly; if we are owed a percentage of your past-due benefits based on a contract signed by you and your attorney, Virginia A. Girard-Brady, either we will ask you to pay us once you have received your past-due amount or the VA will withhold only the attorney fees (not the entire amount of your past-due benefits) and pay us that portion, depending on the type of contract we have with you.
The VA does not pay you through us; the VA pays you directly and we NEVER receive any portion of your monthly disability benefits.