First, if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room you believe can provide the care you need. Second, once there, be sure to inform the financial counselor that you are a disabled veteran who receives … [Read more...] about The Next 72 Hours – 3 Things Veterans Must Do During Civilian Emergency Room Visits – Ben Krause
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Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility? An eligible Veteran may receive emergency care at a non-VA health care facility at VA expense when a VA facility or other Federal health care facility with which VA has an agreement is unable to … [Read more...] about Am I eligible for emergency care at a non-VA facility?
Source: Hill & Ponton, P.A. Checkout their blog for more great information.Matthew Hill: And today we’d like to talk to you a little bit about … We’re talking about a series on big mistakes vets make, and problems that are presented in their … [Read more...] about Common Mistakes – Attending the C&P Exams by Hill and Ponton
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
Appeals process: The multi-stage appellate process is available to you after you have already received one or more decisions on your claim, but disagree with some aspect of VA’s decision. During the appellate process, an appeal undergoes additional … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs Disability Claims Appeals
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
Today, we want to kind of take the last two, the appealing both at the regional office and then also to the BVA and talk about what your job is. Once you’ve appealed, you’re going to have a couple years on either one to do, but you need to not just … [Read more...] about Common Mistakes – Dont Sit Back During Your Appeal – Hill & Ponton, P.A.
While there are 2 legal processes to pursue an earlier effective date, there are several legal theories that can be used in those processes. Here are 2 of the most common legal theories to argue for an Earlier Effective Date in a VA Disability … [Read more...] about 2 Times Veterans Should Argue for an Earlier Effective Date. – 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 … [Read more...] about When You Get a VA Ratings Decision, Should You File an Appeal, Request to Reopen, or Seek Reconsideration?
Today, we’re gonna talk about the appeal itself. Once you get a decision, what you need to do after the decision. The two avenues we’ve seen are to appeal it, or to ask for a reconsideration. Carol, what are your thoughts on this? Don’t ask for a … [Read more...] about Appeal vs Reconsideration – Hill & Ponton, P.A.