VA Disability Advocate (VADA) is a Fee for Services Firm


VADA is a Fee-for-Services firm representing Veterans denied service-connected benefits for injuries and illnesses caused or aggravated by their service. There’s no out of pocket cost to you, all fees are contingent on the successful adjudication of your denied service-connected disability claim. We

understand how the VA works and we use this knowledge to give our clients an advantage to obtain every bit of the disability compensation earned through their military service. 


  • We initiate a development process to investigate the status of your various cases with the VA to determine what has and has not been done to get grounded in your case. Once grounded, we help you identify the weaknesses in your case and make recommendations on how to overcome them.


  • We help you analyze and develop a strategy to win your benefits in the shortest amount of time.


  • We challenge the VA’s adversarial conclusions that obstruct your benefits.


  • We gather all your Military and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Records, to include records from your private doctors.


  • We apply current case law and precedent court decisions to keep the VA in check.


  • We find and correct errors in earlier decision to get you the earliest possible effective date of your compensation award.


When and How the VA Pays The VA Disability Advocate Fees

The VA will pay the VA Disability Advocate out of the benefits we win for you, with an approved contract. This requires the veteran and The VA Disability Advocate enter into a fee agreement allowing the VA to pay legal fees directly to the agent/attorney when (and if) your case is won. The VA will first subtract the percentage of past-due benefits in the fee agreement and send it to the attorney, then the VA will send the veteran the rest of the lump sum. The VA will pay for legal fees out of a veteran’s back payments under certain conditions, including:

  • Favorable outcome. Legal fees will only be paid through the VA if the outcome is favorable to the veteran. If the claim is denied, the VA will not transfer any amount for payment of attorney fees.

  • A reasonable percentage. The VA will pay a portion of the veteran’s benefits to an attorney only if the percentage is less than 20 percent of the total amount of past-due benefits. Past-due benefits are a one-time, lump-sum award granted to the veteran for the length of time the claim was originally denied to the date that benefits are granted by appeal.

  • Total benefit amount. Attorney fees are calculated using the total amount of a veteran’s past-due benefits. This means that even if a portion of awarded benefits is earmarked for other parties (such as the veteran’s dependents), the fee will be calculated on the entire amount. 

Free services are available for Veterans who wish to file a claim; electronically via eBenefits or with the support of a Veterans Service Organization (VSO), or over the phone with a VA call center.  Call: 1-800-827-1000 

Visit or Call 702-209-5722 

for your free consultation. 

Albert L. Thombs Jr.

Accredited Veterans Claims Agent #57654

Office: 702-209-5722

Fax: 702-483-5900

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