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… Continue Reading…
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.
Significant Judicial Precedent and Its Effect on the Board Throughout FY 2015, the CAVC and the Federal Circuit issued many significant decisions that impacted the way VA adjudicates appeals, including the following: ►Scott v. McDonald, 789 F.3d 1375 (Fed. Cir. 2015): In this case, the incarcerated Appellant requested a Board hearing and noted that his… Continue Reading…
Most prevalent SC disabilities of all Veterans Tinnitus 1,276,456 Hearing loss 933,182 Post-traumatic stress disorder 725,578 Lumbosacral or cervical strain 689,858 Scars, general 656,631 Limitation of flexion, knee 549,376 Diabetes mellitus 416,743 Paralysis of the sciatic nerve 413,296 Limitation of motion of the ankle 396,156 Degenerative arthritis of the spine 364,497 Total number… Continue Reading…
The multi-stage appellate process is available to you after you have already received one or more decisions on your claim, but disagree with some aspect of VA’s decision. During the appellate process, an appeal undergoes additional independent reviews, often multiple times and by different adjudicators, as you or your representative submit new evidence and/or a new argument
Historical compensation rates come in handy when trying to calculate retroactive pay over several years.
VA PROCEEDINGS TO REDUCE A RATING OR SEVER SERVICE From NVLSP Veterans Benefits Manual 2002 edition. Current versions available Here
Protections against Reductions after Ten and Twenty Years of Continuous Benefits or Rating at a Particular Level
Rules Regulating the Reduction of Total (100%) Disability Evaluations
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… Continue Reading…