What is VA Accreditation?
Accreditation refers to the authority granted by the VA to those who meet the standards established by the VA. VA's stated purpose in requiring accreditation is to ensure that claimants for VA benefits receive "qualified assistance in preparing and presenting their claims."
Firms or Individuals who are not accredited cannot offer advice to anyone on filing a claim for pension. In order to provide a consultation on a client's individual claim you must be accredited.
You cannot help someone or advise someone on an application and then have the family file a claim unless you are accredited.Tags: accreditation, filing claim, individual cannot offer advice, pension, VA