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1.5 How do I add or change the attorney on my claim?

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1.5 How do I add or change the attorney on my claim?
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To add, change, or remove the attorney on your claim, follow the instructions on the Change of Attorney Form and upload the completed and signed form to your claim.  Once the VCF receives the completed form and any required documents, we will make the appropriate updates to your claim, including who receives correspondence and who is able to access the claim online.

You should not submit a new registration or claim simply for purposes of changing your attorney.  This applies even if your existing claim has already been decided or paid and you intend to amend it to add a new condition or to seek additional compensation.  Once you submit the Change of Attorney Form, the VCF will update your existing claim and your new attorney will be able to submit any amendments or documents on your behalf.

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Updated
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5