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 trade out our family chores. She pays the bills, I go grocery shopping….she […]
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A de novo review is your other option. de novo, which means “new,” or “fresh look,” is a Latin term used by lawyers. In a de novo review, a DRO, who is a senior-level, highly experienced claim processor, looks at all the evidence of record (your entire claims file, including any new evidence you’ve submitted). […]
You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the VA. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income? It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that […]
The VA has had a lot to say in recent years regarding its failed attempts at building VA hospitals. Should VA officials’ construction-related pronouncements be believed?
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VA disability claims for noise-related hearing loss or tinnitus, there are certain things you’ll want to do to help your case:
Provide detailed statements that explain the noise exposure you experienced during your military service.
Cite the sources of the noise such as the machinery you used or the environment you worked in.
Cite the duration of the exposure, and explain the type of hearing protection available for use (including no protection).
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Scott v. McDonald 789 F. 3d 1375 – Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2015
On April 24, 2006, Scott appealed to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (“Board”) and requested an evidentiary hearing before the Board. See 38 CFR § 20.700(a) (right to a hearing). Scott was incarcerated at the time of his appeal to the Board. On December 6, 2007, the RO sent a …
Request a copy of your C-File (Claims Folder) – If you have been denied disability, you will want to obtain a copy of your VA Claims file to obtain information that will help you in filing your appeal. Request it from the VA Regional Office where you submitted your claim for benefits. If you do […]
Today, I want to talk to you about a question that a lot of Veterans ask me: If I get a 100% rating, should I continue fighting the VA for benefits? Let’s jump right into the answer. Many Veterans perceive the 100% rating as the end of the line. The sign of victory over the Hamster Wheel. But….….is it […]