“Discussions with a preferred counsel may focus on the scale of the injury and the efforts to apply for commensurate disability benefits so far. Willis served in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, but sustained back injuries and was even hit by a .50-caliber round. The Social Security Administration also noted his plastic knee in recommending him for full disability.
Your lawyer must also take note of any other benefits you’ve been granted. Although it is not known if Willis had other sources of funds aside from his Social Security paychecks, he laments that a Veterans Affair counselor never informed him about the state or county property tax exemption during his retirement clearance. An Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program official claims that the clearance takes three days and even then there’s not enough time to talk to the soon-to-be former serviceperson about other benefits due them.”