Our Mission
Is Our Passion
Our founder, Ray Connell, served in the Korean War as Air Sea Rescue. He was a crewmember aboard an old WWII Navy Flying Boat that was lent to the newly established Airforce. It was designed to land in the water to pick up American fighter pilots who were shot down in the Sea of Japan. Ray’s job was to fish the pilots out of the sea, put them in the flying boat and get them to safety.
The plane had no hearing protection available to the crew. Worse was that, in order to take off quickly and evade enemy fire, the plane had jet-assisted take off engines bolted on to the fuselage. This increased the noise of the aircraft to dangerous levels. 

Years later, Ray found that he was quickly losing his hearing. By age 70 the condition had grown chronic enough to limit his social activities, his ability to communicate with others, and ultimately led to his decision to retire from Civil Service, working at Nellis AFB.  

During his 14 years of retirement, his hearing declined even further. Ray was always a very social person, the life of any party, and deeply enjoyed the company of others. The hearing loss frustrated people who attempted to interact with him to eventually isolate him at home alone with nothing but the TV with closed captioning for companionship.

Not one person in those 14 years thought to mention that he should consider going to the VA to see whether he qualified for any disability rating.

Instead, he spent many thousands of dollars on useless hearing aids.
When Ray finally learned the extent of aid he could have received for decades before some kind salesperson had finally shown him the light, he was furious. Even though he worked at an Air Force Base, no one there ever advised Ray to seek disability assistance.

Only four months after applying, Ray received a 100% VA disability rating , which added over $3,000 per month tax free to his fixed retirement income.

Now Ray is on a new mission. Alongside his son, Len, he has decided to go into business to find as many qualified veterans as they can and send them to the Veteran Service Organizations and other accredited VA Attorneys to claim the financial and other assistance rightfully due them.

Alongside a pair of former attorneys, numerous community groups, several non-profits, and countless aid organizations, Ray, at 88 years old, is on a mission to make sure that no Veteran is ever left behind again.
How We Help
Those Who Protect Us
First and foremost, it is important to understand that it is illegal to charge a veteran to assist in applying for potential VA benefits. Anyone who says that they will help you but that you have to pay them first is a liar and a crook.

We are able to connect veterans with several accredited organizations and approved VA Certified volunteers who help each Veteran through the process of applying and filling out the necessary paperwork.
But RLC Veterans Assistance offers so much more than simply handing you off to a Veteran Service Officer to help you with your claim. We provide a Holistic Veteran Lifestyle Review that focuses on three pillars:
  • ​The Benefits You Enjoy By Being A Disabled Veteran.
  • ​The Benefits You Enjoy By Being A Veteran.
  • ​The Benefits You Can Get From The Civilian Side.
These include: Health Care, Memorial Benefits, Educational Programs, VA Mortgages, Monthly Tax-Free Money, State Benefits, Free VA Medical Treatment, Lower Interest Mortgages, Financial Reviews, and Business Development, and so much more.
And of course, it should go without saying that awards are not guaranteed and may be denied. There is an appeals process and we can connect you with legal counsel to file an appeal, if needed, as well as introduce you to specialty doctors who can examine you to determine the exact scope of your injuries. 

Although the process may appear scary, bear this in mind:

As they began the process of figuring out Ray’s award situation, Len and Ray found out that over $4 billion of unclaimed VA benefits in 2018 were recouped the the US Government and used to buy jet fighters for NATO/Eurozone. The money didn’t even go to veterans.

Don’t assume that the money you’re passing up is going to another worthy Veteran. Take the opportunity to get every cent that the government has set aside for you and your family.
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