5 years ago, in 2012, I first wrote about an issue that has been one of my major “preaching” points in VA Claims and Appeals. I pointed out, in a post called “CAVC lashes out at VA: “Again, you failed to follow the law.” that the VA had for a very … [Read more...] about CUE, the Presumption of Soundness, and Really Old Errors by Chris Attig
There is a lot of misunderstanding about whether and when a Veteran can retain an accredited Veterans Benefits attorney to represent the Veteran in a claim for disability compensation before the VA. And there is even more misunderstanding out there … [Read more...] about Need a Lawyer? Learn About Veterans Benefits attorneys & the Fees They Charge – VeteransLawBlog
When it comes to the current options for challenging a VA Ratings Decision, Veterans often send me emails asking what do they do..which option do they choose? To begin answering that question, let me tell you a story. Every so often, my wife and I … [Read more...] about When You Get a VA Ratings Decision, Should You File an Appeal, Request to Reopen, or Seek Reconsideration?
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 … [Read more...] about 3 Things You Want Out Of a DRO Review – VA DRO Hearings (Decision Review Officer)
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 … [Read more...] about Can a 100 percent disabled Veteran work?