ContentsNo TitleTHE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOpmENTS (2008-2010)What Constitutes a “Claim” Under Relevant Law?The Department’s Notice-Related DutiesThe Department’s Duties to Assist Claimantsmatters Related to medical Examinations and EvidenceRatings-Related Decisionsmatters Concerning Clear and Unmistakable Error (and Sympathetically Reading Claims)matters Concerning Attorneys’ FeesDue process of LawStructural mattersmiscellaneous matterspAST TRENDS AND A GLImpSE OF THE FUTURETrends/ConnectionsFuture DevelopmentsCONCLUSION No Title No Description […]
USCAVC Cases USCAVC Document Search Williams Jr. v. PrincipiUSAVC 02-0764 –Summary:STEINBERG, Judge: Veteran Luther Williams, Jr. (the appellant), pro se, seeks review of a May 28, 2002, Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board or BVA) decision that (1) denied Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) service connection for a dental disability and (2) determined that he […]
ContentsVeterans Affairs Disability Service Connected Percentage CalculatorFrom the Veterans Affairs Claims Discussion ForumRetroactive Back Pay.Surprise 70% Ptsd Rating; Now What Can I Do………….?! Continuing the trend for a few months are posts about Retroactive Back Pay, does this mean more veterans are getting their claims granted? Who knows? It does however bring up a good tip. […]
ContentsI got a request to see how I wrote Claims, so here they are:Hearing loss, Peripheral Vestibular Discorder, and Tinnunitis.Digestive disorder.Skin disorder.VA’s 2015 Decision on these three Claims. Greetings: I am grateful that one afternoon a few years ago, I Googled “I’ve had it with the VA”. That simple “search” born out of utter frustration led me to […]
If the evidence establishes that the veteran engaged in combat with the enemy and the claimed stressor is related to that combat, in the absence of clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, and provided that the claimed stressor is consistent with the circumstances, conditions, or hardships of the veteran’s service, the veteran’s lay testimony alone may establish the occurrence of the claimed in-service stressor.
Contents3 Things You Want Out of a DRO Review.#1 Grant of the Benefits you seek.#2: Statement of the Case (SOC)#3: Compensation and Pension Exam (C&P) Here’s the Key to a VA DRO Review.Know what outcome you want – going into the DRO Review. A de novo review is your other option. de novo, which means […]
Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses. Learn More
Fully Developed Claims
Filing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) allows Veterans, Servicemembers and survivors the option to participate more fully in the claims process. When Veterans, Service Members and survivors provide all required evidence at the same time they submit a claim AND certify that they have no more evidence, VA can issue a decision faster.
Veterans may file the following types of FDC claims electronically:
- An injury, disability, or condition you believe occurred or was aggravated by your service
- A condition caused or aggravated by an existing service-related condition
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