Matt Gump enlisted in the Army straight out of high school. He went right to basic training two months after September 11th. He served 14 years on active duty and four years in the New York National Guard, serving both as a Military Policeman and an Army Recruiter. He completed two deployments, one to Guantanamo Bay where he worked as a prison guard, and the other to Iraq where he worked as a team leader on the protective service detail for the US Ambassador to Iraq.
After his active service, Matt served four years with the New York State Department of Veterans’ Services in the Watertown, NY office. He quickly distinguished himself as the Veteran Representative to go to in his area. He consistently submitted the most claims in the entire state. Matt is adept in his ability to get VA claims approved and has hard time taking no for an answer. During his tenor, he held a 93% success rate at the Board of Veteran’s Appeals.
Matt left the NYS Department of Veteran’s Services to pursue a career at the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. He started as a Veterans’ Service Representative and was quickly promoted to a Rating Veterans’ Service Representative. Not only did he excel as a VSO, but is trained as a VA decision maker. The knowledge and experience he has while working your claim is high quality and you can count on him to find a way to turn any legitimate claim from a no to a yes at any level of the VA process.
Matt was recently described as “one of the finest advocates with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working. He is extremely intelligent, and he possesses a rare knack for synthesizing laws and regulations into the facts of the case to present a highly compelling argument for his clients. Even more importantly, he is a passionate and zealous advocate who always goes the extra mile — literally and metaphorically — for every client whom he serves.”
Matt currently resides in Idaho with his dog Ezra. As a trained therapy dog, Ezra conducts visits to local nursing homes and veteran service organizations.