Hearing: At What Cost? – Ensuring Quality Representation in the Veteran Benefit Claims Process

Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (2:00 PM)

210 CAPITOL
Washington, D.C.
This hearing will be hybrid. Member participation will be in person and through the Zoom virtual platform.

Witnesses

Panel one

Richard Hipolit
Deputy General Counsel for Veterans Programs, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM

Christa Shriber
Deputy Chief Counsel, Benefits Law Group, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM

Panel two

Ryan Gallucci
Director, National Veterans Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 04:17 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 04:17 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 04:17 PM

Marty Callaghan
Deputy Director of Benefits & Claims Services, The American Legion

Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM

Diane Boyd Rauber
Executive Director, National Organization of Veterans' Advocates (NOVA)

Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM

Lieutenant Colonel William "Bill" Taylor (Ret.)
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Veterans Guardian VA Claim Consulting, LLC

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 04:24 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM

Evan Seamone
Legal Manager/General Counsel, Trajector, Inc.

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  • Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Statement for the Record, Vietnam Veterans of America [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Statement for the Record, Wounded Warrior Project [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Statement for the Record, Minority Veterans of America [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 01:55 PM
  • Statement for the Record, VA Office of Inspector General [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 04:17 PM
  • Statement for the Record, U.S. Department of Justice [PDF] Added 04/25/2022 at 04:17 PM
  • Statement for the Record, Paralyzed Veterans of America [PDF] Added 04/26/2022 at 12:12 PM
  • Statement for the Record, Federal Trade Commission [PDF] Added 04/26/2022 at 12:12 PM
  • Statement for the Record, Disabled Veterans of America [PDF] Added 04/27/2022 at 10:14 AM
  • Statement for the Record, Veterans and Military Families for Progress [PDF] Added 04/27/2022 at 10:14 AM

Hearing Record

  • Witness List [PDF] Added 04/27/2022 at 09:52 AM

First Published: April 20, 2022 at 02:00 PM
Last Updated: April 27, 2022 at 10:14 AM