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 on the Veterans […]
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This rating schedule is primarily a guide in the evaluation of disability resulting from all types of diseases and injuries encountered as a result of or incident to military service. The percentage ratings represent as far as can practicably be determined the average impairment in earning capacity resulting from such diseases and injuries and their […]
Did You Use the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim? When it comes to forms that do nothing in a VA claim or appeal, the VA Form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim takes the Grand Prize. The VA Bureaucracy has made the claims process so befuddling that it created a form that is really just a […]
Do you have Non-Combat VA PTSD disability claim? Ever try to convince the VA that your non-combat stressor event occurred? It’s a lot harder for non-combat Veterans – if you didn’t serve in combat, the VA isn’t going to take your word for it: you have to prove to the VA that the stressor event occurred. It’s really hard, isn’t it?
Today I want to talk about a new case out of the CAVC that requires the VA to go even FURTHER in its Duty to Assist the Veteran.
GAO identified various options for revising eligibility requirements and the structure of the Individual Unemployability benefit. Six options focus on eligibility requirements, such as considering additional criteria when determining unemployability and applying an age cap of 65. The seventh option would change the benefit structure by reducing payments as beneficiaries earn income in excess of […]
Request a copy of your C-File (Claims Folder) – If you have been denied disability, you will want to obtain a copy of your VA Claims file to obtain information that will help you in filing your appeal. Request it from the VA Regional Office where you submitted your claim for benefits. If you do […]
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 few years. In today’s post, I lay out the […]
Today, I want to talk to you about a question that a lot of Veterans ask me: If I get a 100% rating, should I continue fighting the VA for benefits? 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 […]
DATE: 02-13-91 CITATION: VAOPGCPREC 04-91 Vet. Aff. Op. Gen. Couns. Prec. 04-91 (PDF at end of post) TEXT: Failure to Submit to Medical Examination–Insistence on the Presence of an Attorney and Use of a Recording Device QUESTION PRESENTED: Has a veteran failed to report for a scheduled examination for purposes of 38 C.F.R. § 3.655 if he or […]
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