Caluza Triangle - Caluza vs Brown defined what is necessary for service connection see COVA– CALUZA V. BROWN–TOTAL RECALLThis has to be MEDICALLY Documented in your records:Current Diagnosis. (No diagnosis, no Service Connection.) In Service Event or Aggravation. Nexus, or Doctor's Statement close to: "The Veteran's (current diagnosis) is at least as likely … [Read more...] about Caluza Triangle defines what is necessary for service connection.
From Hill and Ponton Fort McClellan, AL, served as training and scientific research ground for some of the most volatile chemical, biological, and radiological materials used by the US military. As the US was gearing up to enter WWI, President Woodrow Wilson purchased the property, and it was utilized to train and mobilize troops headed off to the Great War. After the … [Read more...] about Potential Exposure at Fort McClellan
The Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your claim processed. With the DRC Program you can get a decision on your claim within 30 days when you work with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Your VSO will help you gather and submit all relevant records and evidence, including federal and medical records and Disability Benefits … [Read more...] about VA Decision Ready Claims
If you spend any time reading VA case law you'll come across the phrase less likely, more likely than not and so on. In the VA Clinicians Guide for Disability Examination it lays out how these are weighted. Independent Medical Opinions by Your Private Physician An Independent Medical Opinion (IMO) from a treating physician is in many instances a critical part of a veteran’s … [Read more...] about Less Likely, More Likely Than Not – VA Disability Legal Phrases for Your IMO
I have a C&P coming up in October for Neck/Back pains. While in Iraq in 2004, I fell off of a 916 semi-truck and have buddy statements to verify this. I also have medical proof that I went to the TMC in theater and it was considered a "sprain" and was given light duty for a few days. In my medical records from the field hospital in Iraq, it states that this the back injury … [Read more...] about Back and Cervical Pain – Bulging Disc and the C and P Exam ROM Test
I mention here, from time to time, the power of 38 CFR 4.6. I am putting this in the main forum because I think Veterans Affairs makes more CUEs regarding this regulation, then we know. Source Berta Simmons VA Claims ForumOne of the first things vet reps should look for in a denial, is whether the VCAA letter was correct (if that letter is detrimental to the claimant, it … [Read more...] about The Power of 38 CFR 4.6