Learn – From other veterans who are in the VA claims process or have gotten through it and volunteer their time to help you learn and be successful in your VA disability claim.
Succeed – Post your success story and read others it’s very encouraging and we all need that.
Support – If you’re able, stick around and help the next veteran coming behind you.
Why isn’t the VA satisfied with your evidence ? – Chris Attig – VA Law Blog
This is not your mother’s arithmetic and 50 + 50 does not equal 100. It’s also called fuzzy math by some, so plug in your percentages into the calculator and it will tell you what your total percentage is.
What VA Does after It Receives Your VA Compensation Claim – After VA receives your Application for Compensation, it sends you a letter. The letter explains what VA needs in or
der to help grant your claim. It states how VA assists in getting records to support your claim. The letter may include forms for you to complete, such as medical releases. Read More
U.S.C. is the law, the C.F.R. is how they interpret the law and last but certainly not least is the V.A. adjudication manuals that is how they apply the law. The section of the law that covers the veterans benefits is Title 38 in the U.S.C. in the C.F.R. is usually written 38 C.F.R. or something similar. Read More
Howdy, all! Chris Attig here – from the Veterans Law Blog. As I work up a few more posts for this regular column on the HadIt.com site, I wanted to share with you one of the most popular posts on the Veterans Law Blog over the last f
ew years. In today’s post, I lay out the 8 Steps to Improve Your VA Disability Claim. One difference – … [Read more…]
Paid either in addition to (SMC K), or in place of regular ratings (all others). There are several different levels of SMC, and several different combinations of them as well. The most common are Housebound and Aid and Attendance, both typically paid at the rate of SMC L. Higher levels of Aid and Attendance are allowed, depending on the amount of care needed by the vet. They are typically paid at the rate of either SMC R1, or R2. Read More
2010 Interview with me your webmaster and founder of HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran I’m known as Tbird on the forums you can find me on LinkedIn if you are so inclined Theresa “Tbird” Aldrich. (During the interview we discussed informal claims, VA did away with informal claims in 2015)
I get asked more questions about how to file and win a VA sleep apnea disability claim than almost any other topic in all of VA Benefits Law. True story. And I’ve been getting asked these questions for years. On top of that, for about 2 years, I noticed at my VA Benefits law firm and […]
Let’s jump right into the answer. Many Veterans perceive the 100% rating as the end of the line. The sign of victory over the Hamster Wheel. But….….is it REALLY over when you get to 100%? Well, the hard part sure is over….but I think that there are several reasons to keep on fighting – even after you reach the 100%. Let me tell you about 6 of those reasons…Read More
Written by: Steve A. Neff MSW The following is written from a C & P examiners perspective relating to psychiatric exams. It is a good guideline for all exams but I only did psych exams. I’ve been examined by the VA for multiple problems and this is my format when I go to be examined. A little common sense and clarity of thinking will go a long ways towards getting you
what you are entitled. Read More
The following is the index with links to the various Training and Fast Letters plus a few miscellaneous. These letters are not necessarily in the original formatting. I have tried to present them in an easy-to-read form instead of some forms as originally presented. Some of the paragraphs were WAAAAYYY too long. lol – HadIt.com Member fanaticbooks. Read More
We can not stress enough how important it is to: View your VA Claims folder at the Veterans Affairs regional office. Call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 and request an appointment to view your VA C-File (claims folder). Ensure that all the records in your Veterans Affairs C-File are yours. Check that everything you have sent to the VA is included in your C-File. After viewing your VA Claims folder (c-file) and correcting any mistakes you may find. Then request a hard copy of your claims folder (c-file). Read More
Question presented since we went from version IV to 5 of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders M21-1 MR Part III IV 3 Sec A-1 General Claims Process Which version are being used in VA Compensation Claims.
Click this link for the most recent version Section A. Examination Requests – Veterans Benefits – United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Military Disabilities Made Easy: Analogous and Equivalent Codes …………………Buck Excerpt from the page Military Disabilities Made Easy Assigning Military Disability Ratings based on the VASRD (Veteran Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities 38 CFR 4 Schedule for Rating Disabilities) is already complicated. To make matters … [Read more…]
Advance on the Docket A change in the order in which an appeal is reviewed and decided – from the date when it would normally occur to an earlier date. ALJ Administrative Law Judge AOJ Agency of Original Jurisdiction Appeal A request for a review of an AOJ determination on a claim. Appellant An individual who has appealed an AOJ claim … [Read more…]
Statement of the Case Example Source: Attig Law Firm Statement of the Case Example – How to Read and Understand this VA Form After the VA receives a NOD from a veteran, it will prepare the Statement of the Case (SOC) for all issues that were not granted service connection or the maximum rating. The SOC is an explanation of the decision, … [Read more…]