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VA Official Says Agent Orange Risks are Exaggerated

A key official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned the findings of scientists, journalists and a federal administrative tribunal that con… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals Decision Helps Veterans Military Sexual Assault

A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may make it easier for veterans claiming disability due to PTSD to prove in-serve personal assault. There are special rules in place for veterans claiming disability due to PTSD where i… Read More
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Upgrading "Bad Papers" due to Trauma

     A week after President Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the defense department announced they are reviewing and possibly upgrading discharge statuses of certain veterans. Any veteran who might have been improperly di… Read More
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Tampa Investigative Reporter Steve Andrews Interview with Ralph Bratch About Proposed VA Budget Cuts

Part I of President Trump’s proposed VA budget cuts story featured on Tampa Bay’s WFLA Target 8 aired on Tuesday evening.  Senior Investigative Reporter, Steve Andrews, came to the office and interviewed Ralph.  Ralph gave his thought… Read More
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Veterans Groups Lining Up in Opposition to Proposed Unemployability Cuts

The Trump administration’s budget proposes to cut Individual Unemployability benefits for service-connected veterans once they reach the earliest retirement age for Social Security (age 62). This would cut benefits from 225,000 veterans and their… Read More
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Trump Nominates New Slate of Judges to Federal Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

On Wednesday President Trump announced his intention to nominate three new judges to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. They are: Michael P. Allen of Florida.  Mr. Allen is a law professor and director of the Veterans Law Institute at Stetson… Read More
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BOARD GRANTS APPEAL FOR SERVICE CONNECTION FOR TBI & PTSD

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals recently granted an appeal filed by Bosley & Bratch on behalf of a veteran for service connection for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  With respect to the TBI appeal,… Read More
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Threshers Military and Veterans Appreciation Game Night

On Saturday night Bosley & Bratch was honored to sponsor the Threshers Military and Veterans Appreciation Game for the 4th straight year and the 2nd year that we have sponsored the Hometown Heroes Military baseball card set.  We would like to g… Read More
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HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT CLAIMS TO SPEED UP VA APPEALS

By unanimous vote of 418 to 0, the House of Representatives recently passed legislation, titled the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. The legislation was based on a proposal by the VA. The VA claims that this legislation wi… Read More
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VA Takes Back Millions in Former Military Pay From Disabled Veterans But Can't Defend Why

The VA has taken away close to half a billion dollars from nearly 25,000 veterans from 2010 to 2015.  Using this little known federal law allows the VA to recoup military severance pay from years prior if the veteran later received VA disability com… Read More
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Jun
23
A key official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned the findings of scientists, journalists and a federal administrative tribunal that con… Read More
Jun
20
A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may make it easier for veterans claiming disability due to PTSD to prove in-serve personal assault. There are special rules in place for veterans claiming disability due to PTSD where i… Read More
Jun
19
     A week after President Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the defense department announced they are reviewing and possibly upgrading discharge statuses of certain veterans. Any veteran who might have been improperly di… Read More

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