When searching for information it's important to get the acronyms right. FR is Federal Register. CFR is Code of Federal Regulations. U.S.C. is United States Code. Pub. L. is Public Law. Stat. is U.S. Statutes at Large. E.O. is Executive order. Proc. is Proclamation sec. is section of a Public Law or the United States Code Advance on the Docket A … [Read more...] about VA Claims Glossary-Definitions-Abbreviations-Terms
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When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a Veterans Affairs 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 Veterans Affairs Disability Claims. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog] 1. What benefits … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
Caluza Triangle - Caluza vs Brown defined what is necessary for service connection see COVA– CALUZA V. BROWN–TOTAL RECALL This has to be MEDICALLY Documented in your records: Current Diagnosis. (No diagnosis, no Service Connection.)In Service Event or Aggravation.Nexus (link- cause and effect- connection) or Doctor's Statement close to: "The … [Read more...] about Caluza Triangle defines what is necessary for service connection.
The truth is that many people with “bad paper” might be able to receive most Veterans Affairs benefits, even without a discharge upgrade. The VA is allowed to grant eligibility to most people in this situation, for all benefits except the GI Bill. This happens if the VA looks at your overall service and decides that it wasn’t “under dishonorable conditions.” This is called … [Read more...] about VA Character of Discharge Review
October 19, 2017 By Mike Richman Veterans Affairs Research Communications (Source: VA.gov) "Mitochondrial dysfunction among Veterans with GWI may help explain, in part, the persistence of this illness for over 25 years." Researchers say they have found the “first direct biological evidence” of damage in Veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures … [Read more...] about Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in Vets with Gulf War illness
The following are all the announcements regarding Veterans Affairs for October . Read what rules, regulations and hearing are coming down the pike. Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan: Agency Information Collection Activity October 30, 2017 The Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan solicits information needed from Veterans to apply for cash surrender value … [Read more...] about Oct. 2017 VA Federal Register Announcements
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USCAVC Sharp v. Shulkin No. 16-1385 Mr. Sharp, an Army Korean War veteran who suffers from numerous musculoskeletal injuries, argued that Veterans Affairs medical examinations he received were inadequate because the examiner failed to “ascertain adequate information — i.e., frequency, duration, characteristics, severity, or functional loss — regarding his flares by alternative … [Read more...] about Musculoskeletal VA Disability Claims – Sharp v Shulkin May Make Higher Disability Percentage Ratings Possible
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 – and why reasonable doubt rule is one of the most important liberalizing rules that Veterans Affairs uses…
Question. Will submitting a NEXUS letter for PTSD, from my VA Psychologist help my NOD if I have already submitted a Nexus from my Private Psychologist for PTSD? PTSD RELATED TO FEAR OF HOSTILE MILITARY OR TERRORIST ACTIVITY A veteran who is diagnosed with PTSD that is related to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity does not need to provide stressor … [Read more...] about Will PTSD NEXUS letter, from VA Psychologist help my NOD-I already submitted a Nexus?