Allsup Adds VA Accredited Claims Agent for Veterans
Belleville, Ill., September 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Allsup, a national provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and veterans’ disability appeal services, has announced Today Anna Klucker was appointed Veterans Affairs (VA) accredited Claims Agent. She joins the ranks of complaints officers accredited with Allsup Veterans Disability Appeal Services®.
Brett Buchanan, Allsup VA Accredited Claims Agent, said, “Not only are we proud of Anna for meeting the requirements and passing the rigorous VA review process, but we can’t wait for her to contribute even more to the job. from Allsup to help veterans with their disability benefit appeals.
Klucker will be responsible for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of veterans benefits claims before the US Department of Veterans Affairs. She will review medical and service records, as well as VA laws and regulations to advise veterans and claimants on their best appeal options after their denial. If necessary, she will also represent veterans at hearings before the Veterans Appeal Board.
Klucker joined Allsup in 2005 and has held a number of positions throughout her career including Disability Claims Representative, Appeals Analyst and Claims Consultant for Allsup in the area of SSDI. She switched to Allsup® Veterans Disability Appeal Services about three years ago to support Veterans through this Allsup service.
“Anna has become an exceptional asset to our team and now, as a VA Accredited Claims Agent, will help Allsup provide even more expert advice and support to Veterans who have been denied VA benefits for a number of reasons, ”Buchanan explained. “She will communicate directly with veterans regarding their military and medical history, helping them obtain the necessary evidence to support their appeal.”
While appeals are frequently denied by the VA, veterans who used a VA accredited claims agent were more likely to be approved on appeal with a 32.2% approval rate compared to a 26.2% approval rate without an agent in fiscal 2020, according to the Annual Report for the Veterans Appeals Board. “The decline percentage was 29.2% without representation versus just 21.5% with an agent,” Buchanan said.
Recently, the VA announced the addition of three presumptive conditions – asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis – for veterans claiming benefits. “This announcement indicates that the VA recognizes that exposure to overhead hazards such as fireplaces, air pollution and other particulates is a serious concern for many veterans,” added Buchanan.
For more information, visit Veterans.Allsup.com.
Allsup and its affiliates provide national Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, return to work and health care benefits to individuals, their employers and insurance companies. Allsup professionals provide specialized services to help people with disabilities and the elderly so that they can lead as financially secure and healthy lives as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is headquartered in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Learn more at Allsup.com and @Allsup or download a free PDF of Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance: Getting it Right the First Time.