George v. McDonough, No. 2019-1916 & Martin v. McDonough, No. 2020-1134 (Decided: March 16, 2021); clear and unmistakable error (CUE); 38 C.F.R. § 3.304(b) (“Presumption of soundness”); Because Jordan v. Nicholson and Disabled American Veterans v. Gober establish that a legal-based CUE requires a misapplication of the law as it was understood at that time, and cannot arise from a subsequent change in interpretation of law by the agency or judiciary, we affirm; Russell, 3 Vet. App. at 313 (“[C]hanges in the law subsequent to the original adjudication . . . do not provide a basis for revising a finally decided case.”);

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit __________
KEVIN R. GEORGE, Claimant-Appellant
v.
DENIS MCDONOUGH, SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Respondent-Appellee __________
2019-1916 __________
Appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in No. 16-2174, Chief Judge Margaret C. Bartley, Judge Amanda L. Meredith, Senior Judge Robert N. Davis. ————————————————-
MICHAEL B. MARTIN, Claimant-Appellant
v.
DENIS MCDONOUGH, SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Respondent-Appellee __________
2020-1134 __________

Case: 19-1916 Document: 49 Page: 1 Filed: 03/16/2021
GEORGE v. MCDONOUGH 2

Appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in No. 18-124, Chief Judge Margaret C. Bartley. __________
Decided: March 16, 2021 __________
KENNETH M. CARPENTER, Law Offices of Carpenter Chartered, Topeka, KS, argued for claimant-appellant Kevin R. George.
AMY F. ODOM, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick, Providence, RI, argued for claimant-appellant Michael B. Martin. Also represented by APRIL DONAHOWER, ZACHARY STOLZ.
TANYA KOENIG, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, argued for respondent-appellee. Also represented by ERIC P. BRUSKIN, JEFFREY B. CLARK, MARTIN F. HOCKEY, JR., ROBERT EDWARD KIRSCHMAN, JR.; BRIAN D. GRIFFIN, ANDREW J. STEINBERG, Office of General Counsel, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC. __________

Before LOURIE, CHEN, and STOLL, Circuit Judges. CHEN, Circuit Judge.

Kevin R. George and Michael B. Martin (collectively, Appellants) are military veterans whose respective claims for disability benefits were denied several decades ago in final decisions by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More recently, Appellants each filed a motion for revision of those denial decisions, alleging that the VA in those decisions had committed