VETERANS REFERRAL SERVICE
VETERAN ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR AT LAW

REPRESENTING VETERANS and their FAMILIES, FRIENDS
and
NEIGHBORS before the following agencies:

Veterans Administration (VA)--Pension and service
connected disability claims; medical bill payments

Social Security Administration
(SSA)--Children and Adult
Supplemental Security Income and Social Security
Disability  claims, reconsideration, administrative law
judge hearings, Appeals Council review; Overpayments

Workers Compensation Board and Division
(WCB & WCD)--
injuries and occupational disease claims, aggravation
claims, accepted claims, denied claims, hearing
representation, reconsideration of scheduled disability
awards, Disputed Claim Settlements (DCS) and Claims
Disposition Agreements (CDA); Vocational Rehabilitation;
Preferred Worker Program (PWP)

Short Term Disability Insurance (STD), private insurance
typically offered through employer offering short term
benefits while disabled and unable to perform work

Long Term Disability Insurance, (LTD) private insurance
typically offered through employer offering long term
benefits while disabled and unable to perform work

Public Employees Retirement (PERS)--retirement and
disability retirement program offered to State of Oregon
Public Employees, eligibility, documentation, benefits,
awards, denials, appeals, and representation at hearing,

Federal Workers Compensation (OWCP)--injury and
occupational disease representation, initial claims, denied
claims, recurrence claims, compensation claims,
scheduled awards, reconsideration, hearings, Employees'
Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)

Federal Retirement
(FERS & CSRS)retirement and
disability retirement program offered to Federal
Employees, eligibility, documentation, benefits, awards,
denials, appeals, and representation at hearing,

                                ELDER LAW

Medicaid Planning--

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans

Long-Term Care Insurance

Probate and Estate Administration

Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts

Powers of Attorney

Miller Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

Choosing a Nursing Home

Guardianship

Social Worker Support


I am glad to discuss any and all of your concerns and help
you map out a strategy to meet any challenges that you,
your family, friends and/or neighbors face.  To schedule
an initial consultation with
TODD S. HAMMOND through

       EMAIL at tshammond@qwest.net or

       by
PHONE at 503.365.0659 or

        by
FAX at 503.365.3823

          SERVICE WITH RESULTS

My Professional Focus Areas are:

DISABILITY BENEFITS

Veteran Benefits (VA)
Federal Tort Claims (FTCA)
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI)
Workers Compensation (WCD, WCD & OWCP)
Disability insurance (STD & LTD)
Retirement (PERS, FERS & CSRS)

ELDER LAW

Medicaid Planning
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
Long-Term Care Insurance
Probate and Estate Administration
Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Miller Trusts
Special Needs Trusts
Choosing a Nursing Home
Guardianship
Social Worker Support

However, this list is not exhaustive as far as ways in
which I am ready to provide practical help to disabled or
elderly people.



       EVIDENCE BASED LEGAL ASSESSMENTS

Legal knowledge and expertise has been passed down
from professor to student, and a legal practice was highly
governed by a professor’s beliefs, inclinations,
experience and opinions.  Long ago, this system worked
relatively well, but as time has passed, this system has
generated too many individual opinions.  Opinions are
often based on feelings, inclinations, prejudices, and
sentiment.  A legal opinion is an individual attorney’s
conclusion based on experience.  The attorney may or
may not be able to justify the opinion and the opinion may
or may not be consistent with that of the remainder of the
legal community.  Evidence based legal assessments is
the practice of assessing claims based on proven
results.  Evidence-based assessments are thorough,
objective, understandable and defensible; based on
statutes, regulations, administrative rules and decisions.

An
Evidence-Based Legal Assessment provides an
understandable explanation of how the history,
evaluations, findings and testing support the conclusion
of the assessment and may provide literature to support
the fact that the assessment is not an individual opinion,
but is in agreement with the statutes, regulations,
administrative rules and decisions.

We find ourselves working within a new world.  The
presenting and processing of a claim is becoming
increasingly more complex, litigious and exacting.  We are
all dealing with more complicated claims, increasing
frequency of litigation and increasing size of awarded
benefits.  In response to these issues, Todd S. Hammond,
P.C. is working diligently to deliver the highest level of
legal knowledge, professionalism and building,
developing and maintaining relationships with the medical
community.  

When you partner with
Todd S. Hammond, P.C for a
comprehensive evaluation of claims which are complex,
require evaluation by the medical community or require
evaluation of the legal literature and other claim specific
standards, you can obtain a comprehensive assessment,
which ensures that all available information has been
considered to formulate an evidence-based assessment
of the claim.
Call Todd Hammond
Today at 503.365.0659
From REFERRALS

to

Evidence-based
Legal
ASSESSMENTS

to

Legal
REPRESENTATION

Each month, I
continue to compile
a referral service
network composed
of:

 federal, state,
and local
governments;

►  county offices;
and

►  representatives
from local
communities
including service
organizations,
private charities,
community
organizations,
doctors,
psychologists,
counselors and local
businesses.



►Whether you
simply need a form
or contact
information;

►Review and
assessment of your
application and/or
claim and medical
files

►Identification and
assistance in the
development of the
evidence required
to substantiate your
claims  or even

►Representation
before a VA  
Decision Review
Officer, Board of
Veterans Appeals
Representative, or
the Court of Claims
for Veterans.
only search Veterans Referral Service
TODD S. HAMMOND
ATTORNEY AND
COUNSELOR AT LAW

PHONE: 503.365.0659
FAX: 503.365.3823
EMAIL:
Todd@ToddSHammond.Com
Map & Directions:
TODD S. HAMMOND
ATTORNEY AND
COUNSELOR AT LAW

PHONE: 503.365.0659
FAX: 503.365.3823
EMAIL:
Todd@ToddSHammond.Com
Map & Directions: