The new VA appeals process explained by Matt Hill, grab a cup of coffee and a notepad, as to be expected from VA, it's not a simple straightforward line. The final rule has been published you can view it here. The VA appeals process is going through its biggest change since the 1980s. In 2017, Congress passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. This … [Read more...] about Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Opinion that the Court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to review Mr. Marcelino's challenge to the rating schedule. The April 5, 2016, decision of the Board that denied service connection for obesity for the purpose of VA compensation is AFFIRMED. (S … [Read more...] about 16-2149 Francisco L. Marcelino v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
Ordered that the BVA decision is affirmed (SCHOELEN and ALLEN with GREENBERG (DISSENTING) ) … [Read more...] about 16-1221 Bobby R. George v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
Opinion that the BVA decn is vacated and remanded GREENBERG, Judge: The appellant, James Golden, Jr., appeals through counsel that part of a December 30, 2015, Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) decision that denied a disability rating in excess of 7 … [Read more...] about 16-1208 James Golden, Jr. v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
PER CURIAM: Ordered that the Board decision is VACATED with respect to the matters appealed to the Court and the appeal is DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction. (SCHOELEN, BARTLEY and GREENBERG) … [Read more...] about 16-2832 James C. Childers v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
Opinion that the BVA decn is reversed and remanded. DAVIS, Chief Judge, dissenting in part (DAVIS, PIETSCH and BARTLEY) … [Read more...] about 15-3463 Frazier Foreman v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
Opinion, by the PANEL, that the Court will AFFIRM the portions of the January 14, 2016, Board decision denying entitlement to service connection for sleep apnea, as secondary to a service-connected psychiatric disorder, and the reopening of a claim f … [Read more...] about 16-1515 Joseph Harvey, Jr. v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
FOR THE PANEL: Ordered that the BVA decn is set aside and remanded (DAVIS, PIETSCH and ALLEN) … [Read more...] about 16-1171 Robby Turner v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
PER CURIAM ORDERED, by the PANEL, that Mr. Rosinski's April 27, 2017, motion for aggregate action is denied. It is further ORDERED that the petition is DISMISSED. (DAVIS, PIETSCH and GREENBERG)(DAVIS, CHIEF JUIDGE, CONCURRING)(GREENBERG, JUDGE, DISSE … [Read more...] about 17-1117 Douglas J. Rosinski v. David J. Shulkin, M.D.
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