I just received an invitation letter from the VA to opt in to the new RAMP.
What is the VA’s definition of “clear and convincing evidence”?
What is the VA’s definition of “new and material evidence”?
The above-styled VA terminology was indicated to be applicable for the Supplemental Claim Lane, and the Higher-Level Review Lane.
It appears that the VA may be dangling a carrot in front of veterans that are stuck with long waits on appeal by promising them a faster resolution of their appeal if they opt in to RAMP.
The down side, from my perspective, appears that the VA may have changed the evidentiary requirements if you opt in to RAMP.
Before, if the evidence was in equipose, the tie went to the veteran.