Reine R. Law Practice is a veteran owned and operated solo practice law firm. Ms. Bedford is a solo practitioner and reviews all potential cases, directly speaks with veterans, and personally drafts all legal arguments.
Founding attorney, Amanda Reine Bedford-Rank served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and is a service-connected veteran and veterans' benefits attorney. Ms. Bedford's father served in the Army and Ms. Bedford's husband served in the Navy.
Ms. Bedford assists veterans with appeals for service connection and for increased ratings nationwide, regardless of their state (or country) of residency. Ms. Bedford has represented clients in Europe, Japan, Poland, and all over the United States.
Ms. Bedford specializes in appellate cases before the Board of Veterans Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. At this time, due to current workload Ms. Bedford is only accepting appeals, meaning veterans who have received a VA rating decision within the last 12-month period or have been denied benefits by a Board of Veterans Appeals decision within the last 60-days.
Veteran benefits are a unique area of law with special protections. Congress has now allowed attorneys to represent veterans, but has limited how attorneys can receive payment for their work. According to contingency payment agreements, attorneys can charge a percentage (20 percent is standard) fee to be paid from retroactive benefits awarded in the case of a favorable grant of benefits. Therefore, in most cases attorneys are not able to recoup a fee for their work if the veteran is already receiving veteran benefits at the 100 percent payment rate. For this reason, veterans who have TDIU or 100 percent for service-connection are advised to contact a veterans service office (VSO), such as VVA, VFW, American Legion, DAV, etc..
Additionally, veteran benefits are for military veterans with a general or an honorable discharge. If you have an other than honorable, you will need to discuss a discharge upgrade which is governed by a different set of guidelines not contained within the Veterans Administration. Similarly, if you are still on active duty, you are not yet a veteran, but will become one the day after separation. If you seek assistance with the UCMJ, please contact a military law attorney who is accepted to practice before a UCMJ jurisdiction.
If you have an open appeal from a recent VA rating decision or from a recent Board decision and would like information about possible representation, please do not hesitate to provide your contact information and Ms. Bedford will personally return your message.
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Reine R. Law Practice only works with veterans and their families in appealing service connection and increased rating disability benefits.
For this reason, the firm maintains a low case load that allows individualized attention to each client.
Veterans, and in some cases their family members, may be entitled to service connected disability compensation benefits and in certain instances, non-service connected pension benefits. It is important to note, that disability compensation does not mean a veteran must be 100% disabled.
While Reine R. Law Practice is a veteran disability law firm only, Ms. Bedford is active and in contact with various other areas pertaining to active duty and veteran members.
Several other valuable resources exist for active duty and for veterans and while "other resources" is not an exhaustive list, it serves as a good place to start your research. The other resources tab is consistently being updated so check back often and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Bedford.
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Ms. Bedford represents veterans and their family members in and outside of the United States. If living abroad please call or send an email with your WhatsApp or Skype contact information and applicable time zone.
Ms. Bedford assists in preparing an appeal, obtaining appropriate medical and lay evidence, and if necessary, representation before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. At this time, Ms. Bedford does not assist with filing a new claim or reopening a claim that is older than 1-year. Ms. Bedford is also not yet assisting Veteran's with discharge upgrades.
If you have a recent (within a one-year period) denial from a VA Rating Decision or from the Board of Veteran Claims, email for a free case review:
Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reine R. Law Practice, P.L.L.C.
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