Why Does My Attorney Want to Schedule a Pre-Hearing?

After receiving a hearing notice, most Veterans ask two important questions: Will my attorney be present for the hearing, and will I get to talk to my attorney prior to the hearing? The answer to both is yes.


The hearing clerk will call and schedule a time for you to speak with your attorney.  This is called a pre-hearing. The pre-hearing is usually two to three weeks before your hearing, depending on the type of hearing you have. There are several reasons why the pre-hearing is important to your case:

  • We make sure to have all your updated info, medical records, etc.
  • We will go over the strategy the attorney has for your case.
  • We will fill in any gaps of history that we or the VA needs to know.
  • You will find out what to expect at the hearing and the attorney will make sure you are comfortable with all aspects of what will take place.  The attorney also will let you know where to meet and what time.
  • The attorney will explain how the law reads on each issue and what the VA is looking for.

Also, while scheduling your pre-hearing appointment, the hearing clerk will ask a set of questions to get all your updated information so he/she can prepare your pre-hearing notebook for your attorney.

There are many benefits to having Jan Dils Attorneys at Law represent you for your VA Disability claim. This is just one of the many things that set us apart form the others. If you are a Veteran who is seeking service connection for a disability, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our toll free number is 1-877-526-3457. You can also find us online at www.fight4vets.com


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