[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog] Originally published at The Veterans Law Blog by Chris Attig. In this post, I’m going to talk to you about one of the EASIEST ways to prove service connection — secondary service connection. Well, actually, it may not be the easiest….but it’s not the hardest, and it is most certainly the most straightforward to … [Read more...] about Secondary Service Connection – The most straightforward connection to make – VeteransLawBlog
[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when it comes to filing VA Disability Claims. 1. What benefits do you get from a VA … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]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 long time been forcing Veterans to prove something that by law the VA was … [Read more...] about CUE, the Presumption of Soundness, and Really Old Errors by Chris Attig
[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]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 about what attorneys can – and do – charge Veterans for representation in … [Read more...] about Need a Lawyer? Learn About Veterans Benefits attorneys & the Fees They Charge – VeteransLawBlog
[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]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 trade out our family chores. She pays the bills, I go grocery shopping….she … [Read more...] about When You Get a VA Ratings Decision, Should You File an Appeal, Request to Reopen, or Seek Reconsideration?