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January 14, 2021 -The Veterans Administration stated, “Family members and caregivers have a front-row seat to see how service-connected disabilities impact not only the Veteran’s life but the lives of those around them. Maybe you received letters from the Veteran while they were on active duty that described some of the experiences they were having.

Maybe you saw their behavior change as a result of what they experienced. Don’t discount your interactions or memories – they may be beneficial as evidence if your Veteran appeals a claim decision.”

Reference: “How family members and caregivers can help with Veterans’ appeals”, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, VAntage Point Official Blog of the U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs, VA News Release, Jan. 14, 2021, https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/83553/family-members-caregivers-can-help-veterans-appeal/

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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