A de novo review is your other option. de novo, which means “new,” or “fresh look,” is a Latin term used by lawyers. In a de novo review, a DRO, who is a senior-level, highly experienced claim processor, looks at all the evidence of record (your entire claims file, including any new evidence you’ve submitted). […]
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What does Development Letter Sent mean on Ebenefits? Development letters are sent in the early stages of your claim. It acknowledges your claim and asks for additional evidence if you have any. The VA is legally required to send this letter to you. The letter may ask for things that aren’t applicable to your case, […]
You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the VA. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income? It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that […]
Preparing for your C&P Exam – I encouraged you to keep the exam in perspective. What is that Perspective? Honestly, it comes down to recognizing that the purpose of the C&P Exam is NOT to convince the doctor that your injury is service connected, but to let him or her conduct their exam and draw their conclusion. In […]
Commission on Care Final Report Two years ago, a scandal over VHA employees’ manipulation of data systems to cover up long appointment scheduling delays made headlines and left the veterans’ health care system reeling. The White House and Congress investigated the situation and identified chronic management and system failures, along with a troubled organizational culture. […]
Short Answer Yes you can. Read on.
Service connection may be established for a disability resulting from diseases or injuries which are clearly present in service or for a disease diagnosed after discharge from service, when all the evidence, including that pertinent to service, establishes that the disease was incurred in service.
Surprise PTSD Rating I was rated Service Connected Disable for PTSD on August 21, 2012 @ 70%. I didn’t expect this at all. If anything, I thought I would get a low rating for my physical aliments…………(neck, back head shoulder). When I applied in 11/2011, I had been out of work for 3 yrs […]
VA disability claims for noise-related hearing loss or tinnitus, there are certain things you’ll want to do to help your case:
Provide detailed statements that explain the noise exposure you experienced during your military service.
Cite the sources of the noise such as the machinery you used or the environment you worked in.
Cite the duration of the exposure, and explain the type of hearing protection available for use (including no protection).
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There are numerous types of VA claims that apply to disability compensation. They can be based on disabilities that existed when entering military service, but were made worse, disabilities that occurred during service, or disabilities that arose after you left military service. Additionally, there are claims that are filed for special circumstances.