Sunday, March 28, 2010

Welcome to my blog.

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs that I will be posting weekly. It is my hope that visitors to my site who may have questions regarding the RECA program will email me with topics so that I don’t run out of ideas. Feel free to send me your questions, your comments, your concerns, and if warranted, your complaints. I will address one question or comment each week, and hopefully, in the process, educate and inform you about the RECA program.

What is the one question that I get most frequently? It’s a simple one. “Do I need to hire an attorney to file a RECA claim?” Absolutely not. You can tackle the claim yourself, or you can help a family member with their claim. All of the forms you need are available on the Department of Justice website.

Why would you want to hire me to file the claim for you? That’s a simple one, too. I can take away the headache of gathering all those pesky documents that you need to file a claim - like birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, medical records, proof of presence documents, and so on and so forth, for a relatively small fee. Thanks to Congress, I am limited to the amount of the fees that I can charge you (2% for a new claim and 10% for the refiling of a denied claim plus a processing fee and costs). Better yet, I can’t charge the fee unless the claim is successfully completed. 

When my paycheck depends on the number of successful claims that I can complete each month, I become very motivated to get your claim done quickly and efficiently. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me so we can talk about your claim.

See you next week.  For more information, visit my website at