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 … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
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)